Star Trek Into Darkness pleases fellow “Trekkie”

Joey Serido, Staff Writer

When I first heard rumors of a sequel to 2010’s hit “Star Trek” I was hopeful that it would be just as good as the first.

Many of the cast that was in the first film came back for the second. It included Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk, Simon Pegg as Engineer Scotty, John Cho as Sulu, Zoe Saldana as Lieutenant Uhura and Anton Yelchin as Ensign Chekov.

Although the cast and crew made a superb sequel, it doesn’t compare to the first Star Trek.

The villain, James Harrison, was a pretty big surprise.  At first you want to think he is a bad guy but eventually you realize he can almost be a good guy. In the end, the viewer realizes he wants only to retrieve his crew at whatever the cost.

Meanwhile, Zachary Pinto’s character, Spock, represents a change from the normal emotionless Spock that Star Trek fans will remember. In this installment he shows anger, happiness, fear, love, and many more emotions throughout the film.

Overall the film was just as good as the first and the story of Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise can be continued in any way that director J.J. Abrams desires.

Star Trek Into Darkness has a running time of 132 minutes and is rated PG-13.