In the movie Star Trek Into Darkness, director J.J. Abrams boldly goes where no other movie has gone before… well sort of. Without going too heavily into spoilers, the film does borrow from other Star Trek lore, but does so in an interesting and fresh way. Just like the first film Star Trek, released in 2009, Into Darkness feels very accessible to casual moviegoers, but still has exactly what hardcore Trekkies and longtime fans of the series want to see. Abrams does a great job of balancing this very well; rewarding fans with what they wish to see yet still allowing newcomers to follow along with the plot without alienating them too much. The film is full of action packed scenes that make it entertaining throughout, including amazing space battles and awesome shoot outs, never leaving a dull moment.