Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Star Trek: Into Darkness hits iTunes three weeks before relse

Star Trek: Into Darkness, the highest-grossing in the Star Trek series, isnow available on iTunes($14.99SD/$19.99HD)andAmazon Strming, three weeks before it isrelsed on or Blu-ray. It’s the first major available on digital mediums like iTunes prior to sales, as part of a push to maximise digital sales.Set a yr after events in the original Star Trek , it was erally well-received by critics and grossed over$453M worldwide. Reviews and below the fold …
As ever, the critics have differing views, withAVClubgiving it a B:WhileInto Darknessrarely resembles the thinking-man’s science fiction saga it purports to continue, the ’s worst moments are, ironically, the ones in which it pays direct homage to its forebrs. For especially misguided example, Abrams’ parallel-timeline conceit allows him to re-imagine one of the most iconic scenes (and lines) in theTrekcanon, through a revisionist callback as cynical as the entirety ofSuper 8. But there’s a middle ground between too much reverence and not enough, and the actors hit it consistently. The newEnterprisecrew—not just Pine and Quinto, but also Karl Urban’s hilariously cranky Bones and John Cho’s steely Sulu—nicely capture the spirit of their characters without ever resorting to imitating those who used to play them. Here’s to boldly going where others have gone before, but taking different routes to get there.While theNew Yorkerwas less impressed:Abrams cuts from surprisingly mushy scenes of emotional unveiling to vast, grandiloquent bouts of aggressive action, with almost nothing in between; most of the logic has lched away from this , and with it half of the fun. And was it rlly the intention of the makers to let Spock take, if not the captain’s chair, at lst the dramatic spotlight with such regularity and se? A couple more sequels in this vein, and we could have a mutiny on our hands.

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