Video: Star Trek Into Darkness Spoiler-Filled Analysis

The Total Film team discuss Abrams' sequel in-depth

With Star Trek Into Darkness out in the UK, most of Europe and Australia now (sorry US friends), the Total Film team decided to sit down and scrutinise the reboot sequel in minutely geeky detail.

Now, before you go any further and even think about clicking on the play button below, be warned: the discussion is MASSIVELY, MASSIVELY SPOILERY.

If you haven’t already seen the film, avoid watching the video at all costs - not only will it diminish some of Into Darkness' most thrilling surprises, it also probably won’t make a whole lot of sense.

The whole point of it is to start up a big ol’ debate AFTER you’ve seen the film.

So, if you’re still reading, we’re going to have to presume that you have your Star Trek Into Darkness ticket stub in your pocket, and are ready to get involved.

Watch on for Team TF’s in-depth look into the characters, action and twists of Star Trek Into Darkness, and an answer to the ultimate question, ‘What does it mean with regards to Star Wars Episode VII?'

Watch Total Film’s Spoilerific Star Trek Into Darkness Analysis, below: 


    • dchantry

      May 9th 2013, 14:14

      For me, being a film fan and not a trekkie, into Darkness was everything the Star Wars Prequels should have been. Yes they are different but it had all the elements of a great scifi film. I loved that they basically re-wrote Wrath of Khan and also setup the fact that the enterprise can now dump him and his crew off on some uninhabited planet, just like in the original series. Role reversal.

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    • tonybareham

      May 10th 2013, 12:39

      Felt like some of the fanboy were overplayed - the tribble and 'Khan' especially - but overall a very enjoyable movie. Liked how they have basically reworked the original Khan episode of 'Space Seed' with some obvious nods to 'Wrath of Khan' but still allowed the original canon to exist by keeping Khan and his people alive where they could conceivably be transported to Ceti Alpha V.....

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    • FBDLeach

      May 10th 2013, 13:26

      I thought this was a solid 8/10 right up to the point that it became an unnecessary remake of Wrath of Khan. Then it became downright stupid and an insult. I'm not a Trekkie, but Wrath of Khan is one of my favourite films and this final third act was just a stupid rehash of that film, but spun to be oh so different. This was just another running, shooting and jumping film with little or no attempt to explain or contain the relentless action. I really enjoyed JJ's first Star Trek film, but not so this one. The awful sign posting in the Tribble scene was dreadful, I instantly knew the ending from that alone! Also, where was the Enterprise? She is as much a part of Star Trek as the crew and yet she seemed missing.

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    • MikeH

      May 19th 2013, 17:32

      Is the character PIke the same as the captain of the Enterprise in the original pilot TV show who came back in a later episode severely disfigured? If so, by killing him off in this film, the makers have badly ignored the whole Star Trek history. great film though. Such a rollercoaster of action you can overlook some of the flaws.

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