Star Trek Into Darkness continues doling out suspenseful sample snippets, this time in the form of an irascible interrogation teeming with tension between Chris Pine's Captain James Kirk and Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison (who may not actually be who he claims).
While we've already caught sporadic glimpses of "Harrison" temporarily in the custody of Kirk and crew, this uninterrupted scene clocking in at 1:18 manages to drive home in a short amount of time the pure hatred that's emanating from Cumberbatch's performance. It's a true demonstration of the intellectual chess match between the two for the coveted (alebit figurative) brass ring of leverage. While Harrison stands in a cell, he is still far from being "captured." Despite Kirk's headstrong belief that he could have ended this mysterious villain any time he wanted with a shady self-defense slaying, it's clear that he is far from being in control of the situation. It's a feeling of pure anger and helplessness that undoubtedly drives home the recurring theme of the cocky young Captain's much-needed lesson in humility in the face of a mysteriously insatiable force of vengeance.
Star Trek Into Darkness gives Hannibal Lecter a run for his man-eating money in creepy jail cell scenes when it hits theaters on May 17. -- Oh, and in keeping with the theme of "vengeance" you may want to check out the IMAX 3D poster that just hit showing a space guppy of a U.S.S. Enterprise being pursued by much, much larger fish called the U.S.S. Vengeance, which just may be Harrison's new ride off this dump. Check out both the awesome exhibition of angry acting, as well as the killer new poster below...now!
*This official poster is directly from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot. We have to assume the blurriness is intentional.