EPISODE #272 — The Unpretentious Movie Review Video Show for Smart People: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS — FRANCES HA — CLASSIC: THE GREAT GATSBY
“Star Trek Into Darkness” is a lot of movie. It gets personalities and dialogue right, but lets gigantic plot problems slide around like ocean-bound rubber duckies on an oil slick. The tremendous effort that the screenwriters, filmmakers, and actors put into harmonizing the film’s gently cheesy tone with Gene Rodenberry's original 1966 television series is spot-on. Like its cinematic prequel, the humor walks a fine line between dry wit and camp — between old-fashioned and hip. Crisscrossing subplots however, get messy. (click to read more)
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