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Star Trek Into Darkness: Empire Reaction
...will be with you shortly

25 April 2013  |  Written by James Dyer  

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Star Trek Into Darkness

It's been a long, hard wait for the latest mission from the U.S.S. Enterprise but that wait is finally at an end. Empire was among those privileged few to arrive at the IMAX Waterloo at the crack of dawn this morning for the first UK screening of J.J. Abrams' latest instalment: Star Trek Into Darkness, following in the footsteps of our Antipodean cousins who recently saw the film Down Under.

But where, you are doubtless asking, is the Empire review? Quite simply, like a good bottle of Grolsch, it's not ready yet. For a film of this magnitude and weight of expectation we are resisting the impulse to hack out a review just to get our star rating out there and have opted instead to take our time and make sure we give this film the review it richly deserves. Is it good? Yes it is, but to find out exactly how good you'll need to wait until Monday when the official Empire review is published. We know it's frustrating but we can assure you it will be worth the wait. 

For those of you gnashing your teeth and twirling your Bat'leths in sheer frustration there is a glimmer of hope. While the review won't appear until Monday morning, we will be discussing the film in some detail (without spoilers) in Friday's Empire Podcast, so for an advance preview of the Empire verdict be sure to tune in.


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Your Comments

RE: the dude is still waiting....
Can't wait. Star Trek (2009) make me crazy about it :( More

Posted by rassen at 16:19 on 02 May 2013 | Report This Post

the dude is still waiting....
Chop chop More

Posted by jamesjewell1983 at 15:12 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

the dude is still waiting....

Posted by jamesjewell1983 at 15:12 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: What's the hold up?
C'mon now we're all waiting... More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 14:58 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

I agree with the previous post - where is the review? Other websites have already posted. Nice one Empire, sit on your review long enough so that your readers go elsewhere. I also agree with the previous post about Iron Man. I saw this at the weekend and it was pretty good but did not deserve four stars. More

Posted by marlo at 11:45 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

Err it's Monday ,where is the review empire More

Posted by paulmitchell at 07:26 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

Five stars
If this gets 4 stars as ironman 3 then either something is wrong or it sucks because I thought ironman 3 did not deserve 4 stars,so I predict that Star Trek will get 5 stars,I have faith in jj Abrams More

Posted by paulmitchell at 20:00 on 28 April 2013 | Report This Post

You can see why Empire staff rarely post on their on comment threads. It's because it's full of commentard whining trolls. I'm with *Madhava*, thanks for all the free news and stuff. And I'm glad I only have to wait until Monday for the review, rather than wondering if it'll be another week or so. At least I know the film ain't shit (but I knew that already)! More

Posted by Lord Midas at 10:35 on 26 April 2013 | Report This Post

L: J_BUltimatum So how much are the studio paying you for a good review, as seen as you just fire out every other review you do at a whim! sm=893banghead-thumb.gif] More

Posted by waltham1979 at 09:10 on 26 April 2013 | Report This Post

Wow, antagonism much?
As everyone's being a bit of a dick here, I'd just like to say thank you Empire for all the up to date movie news I get here for free every day! All written in a fun, engaging way! I appreciate it! More

Posted by Madhava at 22:42 on 25 April 2013 | Report This Post

So how much are the studio paying you for a good review, as seen as you just fire out every other review you do at a whim! More

Posted by J_BUltimatum at 20:24 on 25 April 2013 | Report This Post

You're just waiting to see what everyone else thinks and then will post a review based on them. More

Posted by THERAHMAN at 20:22 on 25 April 2013 | Report This Post

In true empire style you tossers have built this up and i am waiting for the review to knock it down......... More

Posted by ginge9201 at 20:06 on 25 April 2013 | Report This Post

whats next?? Guardians of the galaxy?? Avengers 2??? james bond 35??? seriously Empire are you ********!?? More

Posted by SiD300 at 19:00 on 25 April 2013 | Report This Post

It's good that it's good. More

Posted by garymakin at 18:03 on 25 April 2013 | Report This Post

"Other breaking news... We also haven't reviewed Man of Steel..."
Seriously More

Posted by madboynutter at 18:01 on 25 April 2013 | Report This Post

This is not news.... More

Posted by Ex0cist at 17:51 on 25 April 2013 | Report This Post

Four Stars
Like most big blockbusters Empire reviews. Also isn't this a bit of a non-story? More

Posted by darthmax1 at 17:51 on 25 April 2013 | Report This Post

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