Back in 2009, J.J. Abrams brought the "Star Trek" franchise back to the forefront with a solid reboot. The film was noted for its relentless pacing, its solid cast of newcomers, and its ability to re-establish the magic that created legions of Trekkies. It also introduced the world to the technique of exaggerated lens flare.
As is often the case, a sequel creates a great sense of excitement and anxiety in the same measure. Fans anticipate seeing their favorite heroes embark on a new journey, but are also wondering if the tremendous artistic success of the original will reappear in the sequel. In many ways "Into Darkness" not only lives up to these expectations but exceeds them on many fronts. Continue Reading