Star Trek Into Darkness

Rated 3.0

In J.J. Abrams’ follow-up to his 2009 reboot of the franchise, Chris Pine is back as a young Captain Kirk, and this mission into space has Kirk taking the Starship Enterprise crew to Kronos, the dangerous planet of the Klingons, on a mission of vengeance. There is some good chemistry—especially in the lighter moments—between Captain Kirk and first officer Spock (Zachary Quinto), but when the interactions get overly dramatic (a few over-the-top close-up shots beg for a Saturday Night Live spoof) things come to a halt. To be fair, the film must be caught up in its own spectacle, because everything is expected to be such a scene in a space epic. This works impressively well most of the time for the action-adventure scenes, but no so much for the interpersonal ones. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas and Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG-13.