Re: Star Trek Into Darkness - Part 4
It's an odd narative choice, but I guess it does address the rushness of Kirk taking over as captain in the first film. While I didn't mind it, some people thought it was too convenient and abrupt. Here, this shows the after effects and consequences of this fast promotion.
"Benicio Del Toro is up-and-coming...and this (movie) could be his breakthrough role."
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