Star Trek: Into Darkness officially releases this Friday, but I have tickets to my local theater for tomorrow. I haven’t been this excited for a movie release since I don’t know when. I’m still nursing the emotional wounds for missing the nine-minute trailer shown during The Hobbit. And more than a little frustrated that I don’t know the ins and outs of scoring the video clip. I’m normally a pretty level-headed, practical gal. When I went to Iron Man 3 and saw the trailer for Into Darkness, I wanted to jump up and squeal. This would have branded me as the most uncool of the uncool with my teenage children. Nothing makes my teens roll their eyes faster than their mother drawing any attention to herself outside of playing the part of chauffeur or mobile ATM. So when something like a movie or an event causes me anticipation, I take notice. I may look uncool and collected on the outside, but I’m…
…on the inside. You’re talking to a woman who named her first dog Worf. I love Star Trek and all its spin-offs. If you’re trying to picture me wearing a Starfleet uniform or alien costume, don’t bother. I may love the franchise and fangirl over the movies, but I’m not much for dressing up in costumes outside of Halloween. Not that there’s anything wrong with those who enjoy cosplay. It’s just not my thing.
Another reason I love this series is because of the drool-worthy Karl Urban. I have a very short list of actors whose movies I will see regardless of how bad their ratings are on Rotten Tomatoes. Karl is one of those actors. His portrayal of Leonard McCoy is spot on. It doesn’t hurt that I love sarcasm, and Karl knows how to deliver it with style. I certainly don’t want to leave out the rest of the cast here. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin were all stellar in the first movie and have become the new face of Star Trek.
The re-imagining of this franchise with the release of Star Trek (The Future Begins) in 2009 was a bold and brilliant move and one that this fan approves of. And while the vehicle by which this reboot is possible (changing the past) is by no means original, the result for the series is certainly not cliché and has opened the door to possibilities that were otherwise unattainable due to the limitations imposed by the movies and story lines that came before.
So here’s one last look at the trailer for Star Trek: Into Darkness. Enjoy!