Star Trek @ Into Darkness

We are not really a star Trek's fans but we are a huge fan of JJ Abrams since we were lost in his <LOST> tv series for his meticulous way of telling story. Abrams latest directed film < Star Trek Into Darkness> had once again wowed his fans especially the Star Trek's fans by bringing one of the most impeccable visual effect from the beginning to the end especially the opening scene of the volcanic jungle planet Nibiru. The U.S.S. Enterprise set course for their most epic journey yet Abrams reunites with the team, on this second voyage, they’ve amped the action, raised the emotional stakes and launched the Enterprise into a high-wire, life-or-death game of chess with an unstoppable force of destruction with more fun, humor, humanity and buoyancy while going into a more complex and darker territory. Love will be challenged, friendships will be torn and sacrifices must be made. This movie goes further than the first movie in every way, there are volcanic planets, wild spaceship chases and massive special effects, but there is also a more nuanced story. The Enterprise crew is up against a lot more this time in terms of their personal and moral dilemmas as they face questions of trust, loyalty and what happens to your principles when you are put to the most extreme test? 
To take the film’s intensified dramatic energy to the next visual level, Abrams used IMAX® and a painstaking post-production conversion to 3D to blow past previous expectations.  It was not a decision the director took lightly, for his bottom line is to keep things authentic, even in the most fantastical story. But after looking closely the most cutting-edge 3D and IMAX® films of the last few years and working with director Brad Bird, who used IMAX® on “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” Abrams became convinced the time was right to marry the scope-broadening technology to Star Trek’s wide-open storytelling.  A number of sets are more vertical then horizontal, and IMAX makes the scale feel even bigger. The volcanic jungle planet Nibiru in the beginning of the film, the Klingon planet Kronos, and especially at the end where there’s an incredible chase through San Francisco.  It became a rule that when the action was outdoors and shot using IMAX®, and when it is  indoors, anamorphic 35 were used.  
This time, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine)  was put a new spin on those rhythms as Kirk goes through the most intense shake-up of his career, facing loss, doubt and big questions about what matters most to him. Spock (Zachary Quinto) is also compelled to look at himself as he never has before in “Into Darkness.”  Returning as the half-Vulcan, half-human who grapples to keep his logical side on top of his peskier emotions takes Spock, and Quinto, in many new directions, equally in terms of drama, action and romance. The arrival of Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of the mysterious intergalactic terrorist John Harrison fuels this outing for the Enterprise. Cumberbatch also dove into training for the most physically demanding role he’s ever taken, chock full of fight scenes and chase sequences. If you were to notice, for this new voyage, even the crew’s standard uniforms underwent tweaks. “I silk-screened the uniforms with the boomerang pattern which you can see in close-ups. It’s a subtle change and the colors also changed a little bit. The red is a little more of a blood red. The blue has a little more green in it. The gold is a little more mustardy.  The pants are also a little more fitted and we integrated some practical changes, too, so now the actors didn’t have to put their tops on over their heads because there’s an invisible zipper.” said costume designer Michael Kaplan. <Star Trek Into Darkness> is a thoroughly professional entertainment with high quality production. It truly worth your two hours plus time and money back guaranteed. 

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