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 Star Trek (2009) vs Star Trek into Darkness (2013)

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Which is the better of the two?
STAR TREK (2009)
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PostSubject: Star Trek (2009) vs Star Trek into Darkness (2013)   Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:10 am

Kicking off the Vs. section, I think it's best to pick these two as the first entry as the second film is relatively fresh.

Overall, I found the second flick to be a step up. I'm not crazy about certain choices and the third act went off the rails. However, it felt a lot more like a Star Trek story than the last one. I liked that it took some chances with the characters, whether their arcs were well written is another matter. I don't think Khan came off very well, but at least he's more interesting than Nero. Overall while it fell short for me as a Star Trek installment I did find it entertaining at the IMAX screening. It's always incredible to watch IMAX footage.
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PostSubject: Re: Star Trek (2009) vs Star Trek into Darkness (2013)   Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:09 pm

Darkness felt like a machine gun barrage of action set pieces stuffed with as many superficial callbacks to the older series as possible. It was less a story and more an excuse to see characters do crazy things in colorful environments.

The original wasn't much better, but it felt fresher.
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