Watch the new full trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness! This is the same trailer that Devin and I saw at Butt-Numb-A-Thon last weekend, and here's the thing: I think it looks good.
Granted, the only two Star Trek properties I've ever seen are Wrath of Khan and the first Abrams Star Trek, and I loved Khan and really liked Abrams' entry. I understand there's plenty to worry the devoted Trek fans among you, but as a neophyte, I enjoy this trailer. I found the first teaser a little bleak and dull, but I find myself somewhat compelled by this entry. I especially dig the scene with Kirk and McCoy sprinting across the red cliff and plummeting into the ocean.
But I think this trailer works in large part because, unlike the first teaser, we actually see space here, which seems rather important for a Star Trek movie. It seems as if Into Darkness will focus on another hero's trial for Kirk, with lots of closeups on his long-suffering, handsome mug. Cumberbatch's intonation of, "Is there anything you would not do for your family?" is chilling, particularly because Kirk's crew is his family, and the first Star Trek invested us in that family. With the voiceover at the beginning saying Kirk's arrogance will get his crew killed, I feel like those are legitimate stakes. I buy it.
Whose hand is meeting Spock's at the end? Is it Kirk's? Is it Cumberbatch's? Who knows!
What do you guys think?