“Shall We Begin?” — Star Trek: Into the Darkness Teaser Trailer

Deep breath. In and out. In and out. If you can handle the awesomeness that was The Avengers trailers, you can handle this trailer.

Truthfully, I wasn’t the biggest diehard fan of the Star Trek franchise. I’ve always been more of a Star Wars fan in the battle of the fandoms. However, I have never diminished what a fantastic franchise this is. With the 2009 reboot of the franchise, I was skeptical. But when the cast was announced I was bit more okay with it. Blame it on my adoration for Chris Pine, but he was the primary draw for me. Zachary Quinto was a close second.

The new installment of this series looks like nothing short of amazing. Aside from bringing back it’s amazing cast, they’re adding to the amazing by casting Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch. Though it’s still just rumored who exactly he’ll be playing, seeing his work in Sherlock removes any doubts I may have had in my mind about the quality of the sequel.

According to IMDB, he’s playing Khan. Personally, I think that’d be amazing.

Favorite Parts of the Trailer
– The lack of lens flares. Don’t get me wrong, I think a good lens flare is awesome, but if you watch the 2009 Star Trek, the amount of lens flares they add takes away from the actual movie. I’m hoping this movie, there aren’t a ton of them.
– The introduction of Benedict’s character. I sort of love when the villian is narrating through the trailer. It almost makes you think they have a chance. Almost.
-The Chris Pine-y-ness of it all. Seriously. This guy is so awesome.

I feel like this trailer did pretty good at it’s job of teasing us. It gave us just a little dose of what’s to come while still keeping it’s mystery.

Star Trek: Into the Darkness comes to theaters May 17th 2013. Are you excited to see it?