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May 21, 2013

CALLERI: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' shows a comedic side


Niagara Gazette — Visually, “Star Trek Into Darkness” is fantastic. If you fail at generating beautiful and exciting digital imagery in this day and age, you need to be drummed out of Hollywood. I saw the movie in 2D, but 3D is an option. However, it was not filmed in 3D, and those versions are always suspect. I had heard about lens flare with the 3D edition, so I watched about 30 minutes in a theater running it in 3D. Indeed, there is very bad lens flare during action sequences, especially when characters are moving quickly.

“Star Trek Into Darkness” sets up the five year mission into space on which the Starship Enterprise will embark. I wish the movie had boldly gone a little bit further. It’s mostly treading water.

Michael Calleri reviews films for Night and Day. Contact him at

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