Not that this film ever drags. I was thoroughly entertained from start to finish and was amazed at how great the pacing in this film is for one whose length is almost 2.5 hours! It just breezes by! A lot of that is probably due to the fact that it has some REALLY well-executed action sequences. Into Darkness always kept me on the edge of my seat and with a smile on my face. I thought this was far superior a summer blockbuster than Iron Man 3 (Gatsby meanwhile isn't really comparable to either and great for what it is,) so if you're looking for some really good popcorn thrills Star Trek is just the ticket.
Live Long and Prosper
Move over Frodo & Sam and Luke & Han...there's a new (well..revived, rebooted...whatever you wanna call it) bromance in town! The long-awaited sequel to 2009's Star Trek is finally in theaters and what is the relationship front and center in the film? No, not Quinto/Saldana or even Pine/Eve. None other than the Kirk/Spock love fest (platonic of course) takes center stage in this film. And that's a very good thing. Star Trek: Into Darkness as a whole is wonderful entertaining fun...but it definitely wouldn't work half as well without these two and the bond between them. Their back and forth arguments and discussions of logic vs. passion just work! I'm not gonna lie, there was some pretty great dialogue in their spats (took me back to the ol Star Wars days!)