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'Star Trek Into Darkness' -- 3 1/2 stars

PG-13; 2:12 running timeLife on Earth in the 23rd century involves much of the same peril as life outside the multiplex or Imax auditorium in the early 21st. A massively destructive act of terrorism sets into motion a tale that leads, early on, to an attack on Starfleet, apparently from within; a test of leadership for Kirk; the introduction of a formidable adversary (Benedict Cumberbatch as the terror-monger with the plummy English vowel sounds); and a series of crises one might describe as "relentless" and "scarcely unceasing" if they weren't generally effective. -- Michael PhillipsRead the full "Star Trek Into Darkness" movie review