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Star Trek Into Darkness

by Kaori Shoji

Special To The Japan Times

Director: J.J. Abrams

Language: English

A dark chapter in the journey of the Enterprise, “Into Darkness” shows Kirk (Chris Pine) at his most vulnerable, while Spock (Zachary Quinto) is distracted by relationship problems with Uhura (Zoe Saldana). Their foe: a one-man weapon of mass destruction (Benedict Cumberbatch) whose motives are unclear — is his beef with the entire human race, or just Starfleet? Elegant visuals, excellent performances and plenty of action.