'Star Trek Into Darkness' Is Enjoyable for All

Peter Travers: Benedict Cumberbatch is 'a villain for the ages'

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This week, Peter Travers highlights J.J. Abrams' excellent new Star Trek Into Darkness, which he says is as enjoyable for series superfans as it is for someone who's completely new to the series.

Review: 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

Into Darkness finds Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto reviving their roles as Captain Kirk and Spock, respectively. Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the evil domestic terrorist John Harrison, whom Travers calls "a villain for the ages – he's really terrific." Though Travers won't give away any plot details for fear of being attacked by a horde of angry Klingons, he raves that Into Darkness is more intense than Abrams' 2009 reboot and is nothing like the terrible early Star Trek movies that William Shatner directed. On that note, stick around to hear about the pleasant note that Shatner sent Travers after a less-than-rave review of one such film.

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