Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness

by Cynthia Kirkeby Into Darkness does the Star Trek universe proud! Okay, I’ll admit I’m a fan. I grew up with Star Trek, the original series. My children grew up with the subsequent Star Trek Next Generation, and subsequent series, as well as all of the Star Trek films. However, as a fan, I’m also fairly tough when it comes to the story lines of the films. With the reboot of the Star Trek franchise with the last Star Trek film, I was happy to see the direction they were taking with the Star Trek universe. By changing the timeline, it frees the writers to explore new directions in coming films (and possibly series) without violating the essentials within the world of Star Trek. JJ Abrams turned out to be the perfect director with an understanding of everything that was important within the Star Trek franchise: the relationships, the humor, the valor, and the history. Into Darkness proves once again that JJ Abrams was the perfect director to tackle this franchise reboot. The film is amazing! Searching out a dangerous foe in a new guise, the crew of the Starship Enterprise becomes an even more cohesive team as they seek out a crazed, vengeful maniac set to destroy everyone in the Federation. If you are familiar with the Star Trek universe then you will love the little and not so little, references throughout Into Darkness to the original series and films. If you are not familiar with the older Star Trek series, then you will love the film just for its personality and adventure. Benedict Cumberbatch plays a wonderful...
Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

Robert Downey Jr. takes over the screen once again as the head of Stark Enterprises, as he battles a new nemesis in the form of the Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley. Gyweneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle also return in their respective roles as Pepper Potts and War Machine in the fast-paced superhero film. Iron Man 3 doesn’t waste any time before they through you into chaos and mayhem. Of course, there’s nothing like giving the press your address to give to a set of psychotic lunatics to shake things up. I have a feeling Stark thought better of that move when suddenly the Mandarin is blowing up his home with Pepper inside! The third movie in this incarnation of the Iron Man saga doesn’t sit still very much. It starts off fast paced and stays there through much of the film. It slows down a bit when Tony Stark gets help from Harley Keener, played by Ty Simpkins. I really must say that I loved his interaction with this kid. Stark is rough on Harley, fairly mean and dismissive, but the kid just calls him on it, puts him in his place, and moves forward trying to help the superhero as much as he can. Ty Simpkins steals the show quite a bit with his quiet performance. Probably my favorite scene is when Tony Stark is having yet another panic attack, and Harley tells him to calm down and breathe, and then says: “You’re an engineer right?” Stark says, “Yeah… right…” and the kid says, “Well, why don’t you go make something?” This instantly calms down Stark as he...

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