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    The movie Star Trek Into Darkness was scheduled to open on Friday May 17, 2013 but for some reason it is going to open on Wednesday May 15.

    Best bet is to check a web site like Fandango for show times near you. And if you missed or forgot the last Star Trek movie back in 2009 Dole Cannery will be showing the first movie at 9pm and the new movie at midnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    And if you missed or forgot the last Star Trek movie back in 2009 Dole Cannery will be showing the first movie at 9pm and the new movie at midnight.
    The first JJ Abrams version of Star Trek is also showing today (Tuesday) on the FX channel: 5:00 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.

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    I wasn't planning on going tonight, since Ward was only playing the 3-D version tonight and Dole is too far away to walk back home in the very early hour of the morning.

    Visiting Fandango today had a 2-D version playing tonight at Ward for a 12:01 am play time, with reserved seating no less. Signed up for it.

    I also noticed that Ward was planning to show an Indiana Jones movie tonight but it wasn't listed at Fandango or at the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

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    I loved it. I may have even liked it more than the previous Trek film (though 'origin stories' get a lot of love). I was having a blast, I was almost giddy, four fifths of the way through. Great visuals (lots of 'spaceship porn'), impressive set pieces (i.e. ambitious action sequences), and good character moments... the cast feels like a natural, coherent ensemble. Karl Urban and Zachary Quinto were standouts, but yes, Benedict Cumberbatch is a fantastic villain.

    I think things fumble a bit in the last act, but as a whole, it's solid. In fact, I think only long-time hardcore Trek fans will be distracted or put off. If J.J. Abrams' Trek universe is the only one you know, this film may very well be a slam dunk.

    I saw it in the "Titan XC" theater at Ward, the biggest screen in the state with a premium experience (i.e. reserved seating, and leather seats!). Consolidated was debuting their new Dolby Atmos sound system -- 64 channels, up from 7 channels in Dolby 7.1). And yes, it sounds fabulous.

    BUT. There was an accident during the Dolby installation, and that big glorious screen was torn. We were told going in about it, given a free movie pass to use any time, and offered an alternative screening later in the evening if we were bothered by it.

    The tear was more distracting than I thought. It was invisible before the movie because the screen was dark, but in any light scene, it was very visible. I really feel for Consolidated. Nobody left, and we'll just use the free ticket to see this movie again in another theater, but after a major upgrade I know it's a bummer to deal with this blemish.

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    Noticed pzarquon (as well as Mrs. pzarquon and daughter #1) at the Ward Theater. They attended the earlier 3-D version which had just let out.

    Please be aware I am kind of biased towards sci-fi space operas and in Star Trek in particular. While the story was good and the noticeable plot holes wasn't that bad, mostly dealing with the transporter. The bad part of this movie is the overuse of lens flare which tend to be during the scenes on the bridge of the Enterprise.

    The movie is a mis-mash of various original Star Trek episodes, the Star Trek movies (2, 3 and 6 come to mind), even a nod to Deep Space Nine. A tribble is in the movie, as well as a bunch of Klingons and I believe the Gorn gets mentioned by Doctor McCoy. Even a concept from Star Wars IV, The New Hope gets a nod in this movie.

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    Pretty much was enchanted with the film.

    Sharpen those ears and watch!

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    Saw it a second time this morning with Albert and two other friends. This time around it was on a smaller screen and the 2-D version. Things that I noticed this time around were that a Star Fleet building in London was named after the starship Kelvin that was destroyed in the previous movie, Dr. McCoy did say it was a Gorn that he treated and the name of the other starship got mentioned.

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    Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
    Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by J.J. Abrams.

    Writing about a movie like Star Trek Into Darkness is kind of different. Fans of the series, both casual and rabid, are going to see it anyway, and probably before any of these words is ever published. What they want to know before going in is going to vary, and they’re likely to control that as far as any person can. This means that I don’t really have to worry about spoiling anything for the Trek fan; if the Trek fan wants to know stuff about the film, he or she already knows it, and if he or she doesn’t want to know stuff about the film before going to the theater, he or she isn’t going to read this review. I avoided all reviews and conversation (and even the second trailer) because although I am only a casual fan, I had my suspicions about this second film in the reimagined series, and I wanted the film to confirm them or not, without interference from or influence by reviewers and friends.

    Someone reading this, then, has already seen it or is not really a Trek fan, so I am going to avoid spoilers. It’s really the first decision I had to make as a writer about this movie, because some of the pleasures come in the films many comparisons and call-backs to the original film series, and I’m not going to mess around with that.

    The crew of Enterprise violates the Prime Directive (you don’t need to know what that is before you see the movie) and its crew is dispersed to other duty stations. Kirk is given a First Officer’s job on Enterprise, but a terrorist attack by a Federation officer puts him in charge of a mission to find the officer, who is hiding on a Klingon planet, and execute him. Kirk reunites his crew, but a disagreement with Lieutenant Commander Scott results in Kirk’s accepting his resignation. The remainder of the crew convinces Kirk to bring their bounty in alive for the purposes of putting him on trial, and all kinds of explosions, photon attacks, warp-speed chases, and strange bedfellows ensue, punctuated by the now-expected philosophical debate among Kirk, Spock, and their comrades, and colored by chases, fights, and other tensions.

    If you revere Star Trek you will either love it or hate it. If your fondness for the series is something less than that, I think you’ll like it. Not everything works. The movie tries to get kind of cute and clever in this parallel reality, in ways that had me rolling my eyes and groaning, and I’m not even religious about Trek. But I admired the effort, and there is a wonderful consistency of spirit in these two recent Trek films that honors the original series’ stories, characters, and even actors. And of the film’s many callbacks to the original series, one is especially gutsy, nostalgic, and brilliant. I honestly felt like standing and applauding at this moment.

    Highlights for me are the relationship between Kirk and Spock, the re-defining of Uhura and Sulu, and the involvement by more of the supporting cast in key action sequences. Spock especially has an interesting fight scene. I was also really impressed with the effects. The new visuals for the jump to warp speed continue to be really cool, and Enterprise is shown in some blatantly worshipful, almost pornographic shots. She has never been lovelier or more badass. And one small note about the costuming: there’s a new shirt, a black undershirt kind of thing, tight-fitting and comfortable-looking. It’s black with a black Star Fleet insignia and it’s really, really cool.

    Observant readers will notice I’m avoiding discussing the villain. There’s a reason. He’s not a great villain, but he’s a good-enough villain to do what the film really requires, which is to further develop the characters in an interesting story that will have us yearning for a third chapter.

    Possibly the best movie of the first half of 2013.

    8/10 (IMDb rating)
    88/100 (Criticker rating)
    Last edited by scrivener; June 22nd, 2013 at 08:48 PM.
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