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The Franchise Goes Dark In First Trailer For 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

by Courtney
December 6, 2012 9:49 AM
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Star Trek: Into The Darkness

Is it the Dark Knight effect, or is it just me? It seems like there's a *darkness* theme that's running through a lot of these formerly glossy big-budget action movies. I'm thinking of the trailer to the next Iron Man movie, as well as this one - the first Star Trek Into Darkness trailer.

It's subtitle Into The Darkness, so I guess it makes sense here. But it looks a lot darker than the first Star Trek

Zoe Saldana as Uhura is in the trailer, but for a couple of flashes.

I'm excited to see this.


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  • ALM | December 7, 2012 12:00 AMReply

    Pine's eyes just glow........

  • Adam Scott Thompson | December 6, 2012 11:10 PMReply

    Movies don't seem that much darker to me now than they were ten years ago. I think the music's just gotten more... suggestive. Like that wailing woman track they used to put on every movie so you know how tragic it all was. lol As a Trekkie (and the son of a Trekkie), I approve of the path J.J. Abrams is on.

  • Tamara | December 6, 2012 7:58 PMReply

    Nothing wrong with the dahkness ;-)

  • slb | December 6, 2012 2:30 PMReply

    I for one can't wait for this movie. Admittedly, I had reservations going into the first movie. JJ Abrams has always been "hit or miss" with me. Most of his stuff falling in the "miss" category. But I was pleasantly surprised at how good the first one turned out. Although I'm a huge Star Trek fan, I'm not one of those fan boys who were upset at how the timeline was changed in the Star Trek universe. He did a good job of bringing the franchise back from the dead. It was on life support around Star Trek: Insurrection and died with Star Trek:Nemesis.

  • Nikki | December 6, 2012 12:08 PMReply

    IDK, the first teasers always look dark since before The Dark Knight. Spiderman 2 and 3 both had darker trailers. I think the Dark Knight effect is that no one can remember what big blockbuster movies were like before TDK, so they compare everything to that.

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