We’ve been reporting about this film for a while and I’m still frustrated by how little we actually know about the film. We know all of the cast has returned and that Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as the villain but other than that we know little to nothing. Thank Bob someone behind the film saw fit to provide the internetz with an official synopsis for the film to include with future coverage!
In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Action packed? In a Star Trek film? Don’t get me wrong, the last film did have plenty of action for a film but I wouldnt describe it as “Action Packed” which is the exact omission that I appreciate from the series. Star Trek is for thinkers not for those who want to turn off the brain and watch a film. I don’t believe this film is “doomed” just because of this synopsis, however, it is a very unexpected adjective for the film. Makes me wonder…