Director: J. J. Abrams Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Peter Weller, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Deep Roy
Certificate: 12 Running Time: 133 Minutes
Tagline: "Earth Will Burn"
Well, for better or worse, the Star Trek movie series returned all shiny and rebooted with 2009's decent effort. Most critics approved while fan opinion was polarised. Nonetheless, the result was the most successful instalment in the long-running franchise so far which made this sequel inevitable. It was extensively promoted and looked like it would offer more of the same but bigger and better. Happily, all the Enterprise cast return here and we rejoin them a year after the events of the previous film where Captain Kirk (Pine) is busy flouting Federation protocol by attempting to save a primitive culture from a super-volcano that's threatening them. Upon returning to Earth he finds himself demoted for violating the Prime Directive with command of the Enterprise returning to Admiral Pike (Greenwood). Soon after, however, a series of terrorist attacks forces Starfleet to re-evaluate Kirk's position.
|Is it me or does New Spock always look angry?|
|Large black ship with cool red ray guns...|
|The very necessary shot of Dr. Marcus changing...|
|Oops, looks like the Enterprise could use a lick of paint!|
|Is that Harry Kim in the background?|
|This sort of thing could get a man... fired? :)|
|Psyche-out contest... engage!|
|Kirk preparing for his scary space jump...|
RKS Score: 8/10