Star Trek Into Darkness has unleashed what is apparently its final full-length trailer before the film's impending release next month.
In keeping with the continuing promotional strategy for this sequel, we're treated to quite a bit of awe-inspiring new footage that leaves us fans in, well...awe. Yet, it's a state that wears off afterwards when we realize that we still don't know anything more about the film than we did before we saw the clip. (A feeling which fans who followed director, J.J. Abrams' legendary TV drama, Lost might know all too well.) However, this trailer certainly does bring a lot to the table for hype-hoarders looking for that quick fix of previously unseen milliseconds.
While the trailer starts with the standard narrative we've been seeing of a cocky young Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) getting lectured on the state of that cockiness by his ship's former Captain, Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood), it then veers off into the varied acts of explosive futuristic terror waged by the film's deep-voiced villain, in the mysterious John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch). Clearly, Kirk and company get more than they bargained for when the brash Captain volunteers everyone for the pursuit of this powerful and vengeance-fueled individual and it results in the iconic Enterprise taking a nosedive into the neighboring waters of Alcatraz in San Francisco. (After crashing through the historic penitentiary.) However, like all heroes who fall, the eventual rise is made ever more satisfying and that, indeed, is what we get. Unlike the previous trailers which sported similar footage, the "rise" aspect is put into better context this time around.
Star Trek Into Darkness rises from the sea to hit John Harrison so hard, he might admit who he really is and sport a Ricardo Montalban accent when it hits theaters on May 17. (Although I still say he's a mutant Tribble.)
Check out the new trailer below!