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I took myself off to see this on Friday and I'm here to offer some thoughts

As soon as I got out of the cinema, I texted my friend 'Kirk and Spock are so totally fucking' and I stand by this. I don't think there's ever any denying the epic love there is between these two characters and this is no exception. They would absolutely do anything for each other and everything else sort of pales in comparison to that. I felt a little disappointed with the lack of scenes with some of the other characters (Chekov, in particular), but then I sort of hit on the fact that it's really always been about Kirk and Spock and that relationship so that really has to come first. I got myself so caught up in the action that I didn't notice the lens flares for the most part of the film. I absolutely definitely cried (dammit, Star Trek- stop doing that to me). I was also so caught up that I honestly didn't realise what was coming next until Kirk knocked Scotty out and then I was like: 'This seems familiar..... Shit!'. And then the tears. I was expecting Spock to say 'I love you' when he was talking to dying Kirk, but I guess 'Because you are my friend' qualifies when it's coming from a Vulcan. I still don't like Spock/Uhura and not just because I'm loving Kirk/Spock. I just think it's a way to get in some kind of het relationship where there doesn't need to be one. I don't think it adds anything. I was muttering 'No. Not Pike' when he died- he was absolutely one of my favourite characters and I love Bruce Greenwood. I don't get the fuss over Benedict Cumberbatch- he's not as amazing as everyone makes him out to be. His presence just kind of irritates me sometimes. I thought the acting was pretty great all round (Zachary Quinto, especially, was wonderful) and I totally buy them as their characters. I was half-expecting, at the end, when Kirk is talking to Carol Marcus about her being part of the family, for the camera to pan out and reveal she's already pregnant, but I guess they're saving that for future instalments.

If Star Trek was Kirk/Spock unresolved sexual tension that totally got resolved by the end, Into Darkness is Kirk/Spock relationship drama where they weren't making it work and broke up inly to realise how much they meant to each other and were reunited by the end. Wonder what part 3 will be about? ;P

I haven't had much chance to look into the fandom, but from what I have seen, it seems like there's not as much as there was about the last film. Do people not care enough about this one or am I just not looking in the right place? Or do I just not care enough to look in the right places? Or is it just too early on after release that there isn't going to be that much anyway? Do I want to find out if I'm going to dive into fic for a few weeks before I lose interest again? Am I thinking too much about it?

Basically, you should go and see this
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