There are limited times when rules have to be broken; I never read another critic’s movie review until I post mine; but while watching “Star Trek Into the Darkness” I realized that I was totally ignorant, a pure neophyte, incapable of enjoying the Star Trek genre (admittedly, I never watched the television show nor the prior films); I felt absolutely nothing except undiluted, unadulterated boredom. Unlike so many of my friends I lack the talent of being able to sleep, enter the comatose zone when interest takes flight. I surreptitiously, clandestinely studied my fellow enrapt attendees and knew I needed enlightenment.
After reading a myriad of positive comments by diverse critics and being a “glass – half -full” person; went through the cerebral gymnastics of finding the worthwhile in “Star Trek into the Darkness” :
1.) The digital landscape was worthy of a planetarium installation.
2.) The actors were good-looking, with the athletic agility of long distance runners.
3.) Benedict Cumberbatch as the villainous “Khan” was intriguing.
On the flip side:
1.) The script was infused with inane platitudes.
2.) The females, with multiple degrees, were disguised as mini-skirted Barbie dolls.
3.) If this is the state of the world in 2059, I relinquish my spot on the cryogenics list.
“Star Trek” commenced and concluded in “darkness”.