When Star Trek Into Darkness hit theaters last summer, the film didn’t receive anywhere near the love from either fans or critics that the filmmakers were hoping for. Hell, fans at a recent convention voted it the worst film in the entire Trek oeuvre, a few spots below Galaxy Quest, which I live, but isn’t even a part of the freakin’ franchise. I don’t think it’s necessarily the most terrible film in all the world—it sure isn’t great and it was a huge disappointment for many fans out there—but I don’t think it will dwell in the basement forever. The wound was just too fresh and raw to ignore. As time goes buy the stance will likely soften. Maybe. Then again, I could be completely wrong in my assessment of the situation.
No matter how you feel about the movie, this take on Into Darkness is too damn funny to pass up. Australian Tumblr user Kira retells the story of the movie through tons of screen caps. Putting her own personal spin on the material, she just eviscerates each and every last of flaw, picking at every last scab on the film. And there are so, so many. Some of jokes are clever, some are obvious, but either way, there are lots.
From Kirk’s (Chris Pine) penchant for flaunting the rules, throwing the Prime Directive out the window willy-nilly as it suits his whims, to keeping score of director J.J. Abrams’ notorious love of lens flares and penchant for blowing shit, nothing is safe or sacred. And this really does tear apart the entire movie. Holy shit, this is thorough. I guess anything worth doing is worth doing well, but god damn I am nowhere near patient or detail oriented enough to take on an endeavor like this. I’m certainly glad that there are many people out in the world who are this obsessive, god bless you all.
Here is the first portion, just from the opening scenes of Into Darkness, but it should be enough to give you a solid idea of what to expect from the rest of the list. Take a taste, see if you like it, and, if you have a good long while to kill—maybe as long as the actual movie itself—take the plunge.
It goes on like this for a really, really long time. Like I said, it encompasses the entire movie. If you read and enjoyed this, then you’ll probably get a kick out of the rest. If not, then you’re better off avoiding going any further. Click HERE if you want to continue on this journey.