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Parents' Guide to

Star Trek Into Darkness

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Action-packed Star Trek sequel has good story, characters.

Movie PG-13 2013 132 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 11+

Star trek into darkness

This movie Is SO good. It is the best out of all the new three Star Trek movies. In the other two, the action is just a bunch of space ships shooting each other. The story is kind of confusing, but from what I understood, it has a good reason for the bad guy to be evil. The effects are pretty good. It is a tiny bit over dramatic and there is some sexy stuff, and intense action, but in conclusion, I think this movie is super Great.
age 12+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17 ):
Kids say (55 ):

Director J.J. Abrams, despite his massive popularity and success, shows some flaws with uneven pacing in this movie, pitching moods and scenes too high and letting things drag on too long. And his idea of "style" seems to be camera-shaking and lens flares (the latter of which was once considered a mistake in moviemaking and was only implemented in the 1960s for effect).

And while Pine's blue-eyed, pretty boy rebel character has little to do with the original Captain Kirk, the rest of the characters thankfully seem to tune in to their classic counterparts, and their performances and line readings can be great fun. Likewise, Star Trek Into Darkness has a good, enthralling story at its core and some strong ideas buried beneath the empty style that eventually win the day.

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