‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Trailer: Will Kirk’s Mistake Doom the Enterprise?
Kirk has spotted his doom (Photo: Paramount Pictures)
The fate of the Enterprise and its crew rests squarely on the shoulders of Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) more so than ever, as the new "Star Trek Into Darkness" trailer indicates.
"I'm sorry," Kirk says as he turns to his crew after seeing something apparently horrific outside of the ship's observation window. Blinded by the urge to catch the bad guy, it appears that Kirk has led the ship into a trap. Being the cocky showboater that he is, it's sad to hear him being brought to his knees in front of the crew. Something really bad is about to happen.
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But will the Enterprise go down for good? Scotty does say, after all, "The ship's dead, sir! She's gone." And we see explosions and bodies flying. Though directly after Scotty's claim, Kirk replies, "No she's not," as the beloved space -- and sea -- vessel appears to rise victoriously from under the ocean depths. But later we see a space fight, and more enemy weaponry wreaking havoc on the ship.
Then there's that mysterious villain, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. "You can't even guarantee the safety of your crew," he says, aiming a taunt at Kirk. Whether Cumberbatch is playing Khan -- as the rumors have been swirling -- or some other evildoer, dude seems to be having a field day messing with Kirk's head. "No ship should go down without her captain," he says, making a veiled threat.
The ship is going down! (Photo: Paramount Pictures)
Knowning J.J. Abrams, the seemingly revealing trailer may wind up being a bit of a fake-out. Which leads us to wonder if the Enterprise is really in trouble (even though the trailer cut makes it appear as though it restored to safety).