Star Trek Into Darkness: the BIO230 review
Posted by ycpmicro
If you are like me, you were up at the crack of dawn today to watch the “Announcement” trailer for Star Trek-Into Darkness, the new offering in the series from director JJ Abrams. This preview video is in advance of the actual “Teaser” trailer which will be out on December 17, Final Exam Day for BIO230 (sorry gang, I think I will have to cancel the Final. Just kidding). The film itself will be out on May 17, 2013, and you’d better believe that I would have advance first day tickets to see it, that is if I didn’t already have plans to drive to Ohio and back.
Anyway, the teaser trailer delivers everything that it promised; a quick series of cuts that indicate frantic action and a dire situation for the Federation. The villain of the film is portrayed by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who I cannot imagine has a cooler name in the movie than his name already is. The vague film synopsis that has been made available indicates that he is “an unstoppable force of terror from within the Federation.” Oh, and it looks like Spock has to go spelunking in a volcano. The only thing missing from the montage is the patented JJ Abrams “lens flare” cinematography technique. Fans of lens flare will be satisfied, as there is some in the title shot at the end. The BIO230 verdict? Five bacteriophages out of five!
Oh, and a personal plea from Mrs. BIO230 to Benedict Cumberbatch: Please let our teenage daughters go. We miss them, and want them to start speaking to us again!