Abrams: “Into Darkness” Will Be Emotional

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This summer’s Star Trek Into Darkness will be an emotional one for the characters and the audience, director J.J. Abrams reveals.

Speaking to MTV., Abrams says he expects audiences will become emotionally involved and there could even be some tears.

“The goal of this movie is to make you cry,” Abrams says. “If the movie does its job, then by the end of the movie, you will have had a reaction involving the eyes. If the movie works, then there’s definitely an emotional component.”

He goes on to say that the movie is about hope.  “”[It is] very much about hope, about love, about romance, and about facing something that is truly terrifying and finding a way through the connection of your family and surviving and being stronger afterwards.”

Abrams’ star Zachary Qunito adds that the stakes are higher this time for the crew of the Enterprise.  He says that the character played by Benedict Cumberbatch raises the stakes and peril for the crew.

“There is an insidiousness and ruthlessness and fierce intelligence to [Harrison] that almost undermines the interconnectivity of the crew. The stakes are much higher.”

Chris Pine went on to suggest that Kirk and Spock’s yin-yang relationship will play a key role in the film.

“The definition of who these two people are definitely comes to bear in this film. It’s central to what happens in the story,” Pine says. “Spock is a logical man of cold reason who is run by laws, regulations and prescriptions. Kirk is a guttural, by-the-heart, instinctive and impulsive guy. Those two ways of looking at the world are central to these characters and their journey.”

 

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