This movie wastes no time. Spock is in a life-threatening situation within the first five minutes. Because of this ordeal, Captain Kirk is demoted to First Officer. Meanwhile, we see a couple in London whose little girl is dying. The father is approached by John Harrison, who says that he can save the little girl. (Cue the most dramatic music ever, so you know who the bad guy will be.) Then Harrison draws some blood and takes off his ring and gives them to the dad. The dad puts the blood into his daughter’s IV drip. Then he goes to work at a Starfleet office in London. He takes off the ring, plops it into a glass of water, it started fizzing and it was not a relief. It was a bomb. Then the manhunt for John Harrison begins.
I’ve thought about this movie for a day now, off and on, and I think I figured it out. It’s about friendship – mainly between Spock and Kirk. I don’t think I could be friends with a half-Vulcan, who suppresses their emotion. I don’t how Kirk does it. Their interactions, when not in a life or death situation, are hilarious. Scotty running through an extremely long hangar, also hilarious. “Into Darkness” didn’t have any sequel problems that I could see. The only reason I’m giving it a B+ is because I saw “Iron Man 3” right before and I really liked Iron Man. Another reason is because they kind of typecast a guy. (SPOILER) Yin, from the TV show “Psych,” has a decent-sized role in the movie. When I first saw him I was like, “oh no, Yin’s back,” but I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt but I shouldn’t have.