Paramount Pictures has unveiled the official trailer for "Star Trek Into Darkness," with plans of releasing a a longer trailer on December 17th. Check out it out below.
Plot: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
The new movie is once again directed by JJ Abrams, and co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch. It's set to hit theaters on May 17th, 2013.
The Dark Knight Rises
Total Recall (remake)
...even Revenge of the Sith
But not Star Trek. Nothing that actually resembles Star Trek. And spare me this bullsh*t about how they’re bringing a "dated franchise" into a "new era". They’ve done nothing but rob the identity of Star Trek altogether just to make yet another typical, slick, lens flared action movie.
vincere01writes: on December 6th, 2012 at 11:33:39 AM
To everyone who said this isn't star trek. Yes its more action focused(trailer is at least) than star trek usually is. But the villain and story is actually based on an old original
Series episode character Gary Mitchell. He is a student of kirks who has telekinetic skills yet to be developed. They go through a cloud in space and it transforms him into an all powerful god-like person. Its actually quite interesting. The new girl played by Alice eve also could be playing a character that both kirk and Mitchell love. So in all likelyhood its a revenge against kirk movie. Not unlike wrath of khan. So I'm caustiously excited.
Fightclub1writes: on December 6th, 2012 at 11:37:14 AM
Unlike most Trekkies out there, I never payed attention to Star Trek until the '09 release, and I really enjoyed it. As long as Into Darkness is as enjoyable as the first one, and if they chill out with the lens flares, I'll see it.
minkowskiwrites: on December 6th, 2012 at 5:36:28 PM
The villain looks like an English reform school reject, the film has about as much humor as a Viking funeral and there's not one iota of anything remotely approaching the thoughtfulness and familial comradarie we saw in the first ten films.
Looks like nothing more than Mission Impossible set inside the world of Minority Report with some guy with a goofy name blowing sh*t up and a cameo'ed spaceship.
Typical JJ ABrams. Dude has totally, absolutely ruined Star Trek and done the genre of science fiction a massive cinematic blow.
"But not Star Trek. Nothing that actually resembles Star Trek. And spare me this bullsh*t about how they’re bringing a "dated franchise" into a "new era". They’ve done nothing but rob the identity of Star Trek altogether just to make yet another typical, slick, lens flared action movie."
minkowskiwrites: on December 6th, 2012 at 5:37:12 PM
dealt not done.
minkowskiwrites: on December 6th, 2012 at 5:41:23 PM
"I love how none of it seems to be happening in space"
Yep. That's why it's called Star, which refers to sun and the space in between, and Trek, which means journey, so when you put it all together you get Star Trek, A Journey Through Space to Other Stars, and yet, this entire f*cking film seems to be centered on Earth, which makes it just another terrestrial action film with lots of bangs and booms and other assorted explosive effects set to expensive industrial sci-fi-ish set pieces...
I loved 2009 version, it had the appropriate amount of comedy mixed with techno jargon, and winona ryder's sweet ass dies...I'm a bit disappointed with the trailer, but as long as i'm drunk for the first space sequence I will be fine.
minkowskiwrites: on December 6th, 2012 at 6:02:13 PM
Yeah you'd think they could improve on a movie made 34 years ago, right?
lol...those non cgi effects actually looked better and more realistic in some parts and I'm pretty sure 'the motion picture' had the most amount of space and stars compared to the other trek movies after.
minkowskiwrites: on December 6th, 2012 at 6:35:24 PM
Yep. TMP was hard science fiction to me. The hardest of all ten films. Reminds me of a Ringworld movie. Really slow, kind of boring, but still nowhere near a bad film at all. A truly classic film imo, the kin dyou don't see get made anymore.
And the effects...that sh*t still holds up today.
Mudderswrites: on December 6th, 2012 at 6:41:00 PM
i must be missing something...i thought the trailer looked pretty cool
it would have been cool to watch TMP when it was on cinema...this kind of movie loses some of its power on the small screen.still a pretty underrated sci fi movie..ture,slow and boring at some parts but on the other hand has much more cinematic feeling then all the trek movies that followed it.
minkowskiwrites: on December 6th, 2012 at 6:50:48 PM
"And, 'Utter Bollocks!' to those who say this isn't Star Trek. Star Trek evolves, it always has, otherwise we'd still be watching dodgy sets and rubber mask aliens."
*sigh* I don't have even the slightest energy to argue against such banality, but it's clear that if you think Star Trek is about costume design, you really don't have a clue. At all.
minkowskiwrites: on December 6th, 2012 at 7:00:04 PM
@Rambo: Yep. They had to destroy the enterprise D in Generations just because they said the television incarnation wasn't, and I quote, cinematic enough, thus the E, and yet, the version we saw in TMP was pretty damned awesome.
I don't care what anyone says. Nothing Abrams does with this reboot will ever be as good as, say Wrath of Khan, or The Undiscovered Country or First Contact. Not even close. He's just not that mature of a filmmaker, and he never will be.
Lol. Wonder what ever happened to V'Ger? Would have been cool to have followed up with that at some point in The Next Generation...
I'm pretty sure Vger got rid of Decker pretty quickly and started to f*cking the sh*t out of that sexy bald woman...
There were a few episodes in TNG that for me were actually better then any trek movie ever made..episodes like 'the best of both worlds' 'All good things' - if those episodes would have been produced as motion pictures with big budget they would have turned out to be some of the best sci fi movies ever made.
This looks more like a big dumb Abrams disaster movie than Star Trek. I think the budget is too high. See, if it had a more restrained budget like the early Star Trek films, the emphasis would be on a more intelligent story line, rather than just big scary, mustache twirling REVENGE! Star Trek: The Motion Picture had an interesting mystery (V'Ger/Viking) as well as Wrath of Khan, which is the best. Even 3 and 4. I liked Abrams' first Trek film, and think he did an admiral job, despite the alternate timeline gimmick, but this looks like a lesser Star Trek with a greater budget. I hope I am wrong, because I want it to be great. I'm just not counting on it.
I don't think a trailer can provide enough information to judge a movie. I can't count the number of times I've seen amazing trailers for movies that turned out to be complete sh*t, and how many times I've seen disastrous trailers for what ended up being great movies.
Also, if the movie is bad, it's not entirely fair to solely blame Abrams for it. I'm absolutely certain that the other producers were adamant about getting their way on certain things.
All I know is that I enjoyed the previous Star Trek movie quite a bit. It's still a fun movie to pop in on a lazy day at home. I even got to see Winona Ryder die, which is always a plus. I love watching bad actors die after only getting a few lines. (Like when Seth Rogen dies five minutes into his episode of Eastbound & Down.)
I can also say that regardless of reviews or opinions, I will definitely be seeing this movie. I've wanted to see Benedict c*mberbatch in a newer role outside of Sherlock since I first saw the show. Now I get to see him in a sequel to a movie I enjoyed (in a much deserved villain role), as well as hear him as Smaug.
Tsingtao44writes: on December 8th, 2012 at 1:48:47 AM
original Star Trek series was so God damn cheesy ...i have faith in Mr c*mberbatch!