Star Trek Into Darkness

Theatrical Release: May 16, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness


In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Dove Review

This is an action-packed movie from the get go. Kirk saves Spock from certain death from a volcano but a primitive race sees the Enterprise and Kirk gets into trouble for disobeying a Prime Directive. Even Spock seems to be against him for the rescue! Kirk is stripped of being captain of the Enterprise but Christopher Pike goes to bat for him, getting him placed under him as First Officer of the Enterprise. However, a calamity soon happens unexpectedly and a mysterious man named John Harrison, a superman of sorts, is behind it. Harrison’s true identity and motives are eventually learned, leading up to a climatic clash. There is a twist too with the ending, which parallels but is different from “The Wrath of Khan” episode.

There are several humorous moments too including Dr. McCoy running after Kirk as usual, attempting to “doctor” him and Kirk at one point, after McCoy places a medical device on his face while he is talking, demands him to “get that thing off my face!”

The movie is entertaining for sure but sadly it features a scene with Kirk and two females in bed, scantily dressed, with implied sex, that plus the excessive language make us unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the movie.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing between a few couples including an alien couple; a male character is seen in bed with two females in leotards and bras and there has been implied sex.
Language: G/OMG-3; D-12; H-11; A-5; S-3; PO-1; SOB-3; B-1; Bloody-2; Holy Sh (not finished)-1
Violence: Several fist fights and kicking; blood in a few scenes; alien characters are stabbed and knives are thrown at them, hitting them; explosions; characters are shot; man's head is crushed by a character's mere strength but it is heard and not seen; man is slapped; man is sucked into space; a ship crashes.
Drugs: Drinking and bar scenes.
Nudity: Cleavage; character in bra and panties.
Other: A few characters don't mind allowing others to be killed in order to achieve their goals.


Company: Paramount
Writer: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman
Director: J.J. Abrams
Producer: Bryan Burk
Genre: Science-Fiction
Runtime: 132 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter