The first Star Trek trailer showed us the mass destruction and pure villainy of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in J. J. Abrams’ infamous sequel to the highly successful “Star Trek”.
Many old Star Trek movie fans have been put off by the Michael Bay style explosion-heavy scenes that the previous film gave us in sheer contrast to the calmer, more cerebral films most of us grew up with.
The new trailer takes us aboard the U. S. S. Enterprise with concerned characters as the voice-over of Federation Admiral Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood) offers criticism toward the ship’s hot-headed Captain Kirk. In the previous film he was reintroduced with daddy issues that the previous incarnation of Kirk didn’t have, and this makes him a bit more edgy.
Pike tells a steely-eyed Kirk (Chris Pine):
“You have greatness in you. But there’s not an ounce of humility. You think that you can’t make mistakes. But there’s going to come a moment where you realize you’re wrong about that. And you’re going to get yourself and everyone under your command killed.”
Kirk still has the Captain’s chair but will have to prove himself on several levels if he wishes to keep it.
The trailer then commences away from the brow-beating and shows us what Star Trek Captain Kirk has to go through to show his humility and sacrifice for the good of the crew. There’s nothing like crashing the ship you fought to gain responsibility over into the San Francisco Bay to make you question your leadership skills.
We also get a glimpse of what may be the death of Spock. This looks like it’s giving us the alternate version of the Khan storyline, but it’s too early to be sure.
“Star Trek Into Darkness” opens May 17, 2013.