Box Office Battlefield: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Box Office Battlefield Star Trek Into Darkness

The weekend warrior for May 17-19, 2013 includes Star Trek Into Darkness. Box Office Battlefield is a recurring rundown of all the movie releases for the weekend. Every week, movie studios select candidates to enter the glorious battlefield for your hard earned dollars. Box Office Battlefield is here to help you decide which movie(s) will take priority over the others.

Last weekend, Iron Man 3 out gunned The Great Gatsby and took the throne for the second weekend in a row. Entering the third weekend in the 2013 summer movie season, nerds will reunite with Starfleet and seek out new life and new civilizations.

Can Tony Stark be able to find a way to stay on top or will the bad boys of the starship Enterprise boldly go where no man has gone before? Engage! This is the Box Office Battlefield:

Star Trek Into Darkness Title

Star Trek Into Darkness [Opens 5/15] (Rated PG-13) 132 min – (Directed by J.J. Abrams) Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin,  Bruce Greenwood, and Alice Eve

Synopsis: After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 87% • Audience – 89%

It’s been four long years since we last embarked on a journey with the crew of the Enterprise. Star Trek Into Darkness has been a long time coming and it couldn’t be any more welcomed by nerds and civilians alike. Many who were anti-Trek found a safe medium within J.J. Abrams vision of the beloved franchise. It’s sci-fi-y enough to be Star Trek yet it has mainstream sex appeal and gorgeous action that gives it the chance to appease to a wider audience. Darkness is a step in the right direction. With more action, fun, and danger than ever before, Star Trek Into Darkness will be one sequel you cannot miss this summer. And I would be bold enough to say that the 3D works. SEE IT!

For the horror fans out there, Black Rock is now available in limited release if big Hollywood blockbusters are unappealing. But many will be seeking that thrill and adventure this weekend, but how well will Iron Man 3 be able to retain its audience against STID? Gatsby won’t have the slightest chance and will drown between the two action thrillers. But my money is going on the new guy.

Winner: Star Trek Into Darkness

Movie synopses courtesy of IMDb.com and Tomatometer Scores from Rotten Tomatoes

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