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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (movie)
'Star Trek Into Darkness' boldly goes where we've gone before, but it's fun voyage ★★★ 1/2
'Star Trek Into Darkness' boldly goes where we've gone before, but it's fun voyage ★★★ 1/2

It's lame and sort of geeky to compare franchise apples to oranges. Oh, well. "Star Trek Into Darkness" does everything "Iron Man 3" tries to do, in the realm of global terrorism imagery reprocessed for popcorn kicks, but with a little more style, a dash more brio and invention. Yes, the film culminates in a vicious fistfight that goes on slightly longer than forever. Yes, it's brazenly dependent on our collective (and justified) fond memories of the best of the first-round "Star Trek" movies, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan." We won't say how, exactly, but it is. But the new film works. It's rousing. The human element, and the...

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