The summer movie-going season kicks into gear next Friday with the release of Iron Man 3, and Star Trek Into Darkness will follow only two weeks later, on May 17th. Paramount Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette that centers on Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), and why Star Trek Into Darkness is really his story.
In 2009, the first Star Trek reboot film saw Kirk just discovering what made him special and becoming captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise. In Star Trek Into Darkness, we will get to see Kirk truly earn that title, and his starship. After an appalling act of terror from within Starfleet, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is called back home to Earth. Despite strict orders, Kirk takes the attack personally and leads his crew on a manhunt to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction before he can strike again.
A few days ago, Star Trek Into Darkness made its world premiere in Sydney, Australia. Early international reviews of the sequel began to pour out of the land Down Under, and it seems that critics are mainly positive about Star Trek Into Darkness. While there are a few mixed reactions to the film, overall the sentiment is that the new movie from J.J. Abrams is dark and a lot of fun.
Star Trek Into Darkness will hit theaters everywhere on May 17th, in 3D and IMAX.