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I like Star Trek movies, and was hopeful this would be another good one but sadly it was so lame. I cringed and wished I left the theatre about 2/3 through it. Not so much that the lead was a terrible replacement for Captain Kirk who had a certain manly quality, strength and looks. But SPOILER ALERT!! worse is when Kirk 'appears to be dying' and it's so overdramatic and heightened, but senseless. Of course we know he won't die or can't because then there's no more movies!! It was so obvious that it made for a weak plot line. Maybe with time I'd find it okay now, but originally NOT good for the viewer or the brand. Benedict added a great role in it though.
The only reason why it avoided 1 star is because of Cumberbatch. At least the original star trek TRIED to get future physics right or at least shrouded them in enough mystery for us not to notice the hilarity, but with all the nonsense and explosions and these actors.. Argh.. this... This is "runway models... In space".
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With a story that doesn't make sense. The movie is, in its entirety, a series of Trek-like tropes strung together with bad acting and lens flare. I cannot for the life of me understand why this movie was such a hit.
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