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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Chris Pine
Zachary Quinto
Simon Pegg
Zoe Saldana
John Cho
Anton Yelchin
Karl Urban
Benedict Cumberbatch
Alice Eve
Directors
J. J. Abrams
Screenwriters
Damon Lindelof
Roberto Orci
Alex Kurtzman
Running Time
131 minutes

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Plot
Starfleet is under attack from cold, calculating terrorist John Harrison (Cumberbatch). James T. Kirk (Pine) leads a Federation mission to apprehend the criminal — with vengeance on his mind.


Verdict
If this is Abrams’ final frontier, he has left Star Trek in a good place, both in the fictional universe and as a franchise. In some sense, the title is misleading. Into Darkness is a blast, fun, funny, spectacular and exhilarating. The rule of great even-numbered Trek movies continues.


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