I’ve already gone on at length about Star Trek Into Darkness, so I’m going to keep my own comments to an absolute minimum this time. Suffice it to say that I went to see it again, this time with my wife Ginny and our 10-year-old daughter Maddie, with whom I collaborated on our now legendary “Star Trek Through Fresh Eyes” series of blog posts. Why would I go back to see a film I didn’t particularly care for? The honest answer: I didn’t want to miss out on being with Maddie when she went to see a Star Trek movie in the theater for the first time.
Okay, now I’ll turn things over to Maddie—and yes, these are HER opinions, with no coaching or influencing from me. If you haven’t seen the film yet, note that there are SPOILERS along the way. You have been warned!
“I like Sulu a lot—I was glad they gave him some stuff to do. It helped the story. And Scotty is really good! He’s very funny, and I like his little friend.
“And I really enjoyed it when Scotty was running back and forth on the deck of the enemy ship and making those funny noises!
“I liked the intensity in the last part of the movie, even though I saw a lot of it before in The Wrath of Khan. It was interesting that they did a twist on Wrath of Khan—it was a new way of telling the story. But I knew that Kirk would be all right because of the earlier scene with McCoy and the tribble. And it was interesting that in this movie, Khan wasn’t really the bad guy.
© All text copyright Glenn Greenberg, 2013.