Star Trek: Into Darkness reviewed for the Perihelion Science Fiction Magazine. 

The initial Star Trek reboot just a few years ago reset the entire franchise and politely bowed its head to the original expansive universe that came before it. Star Trek Into Darkness explodes out of the gates as a much darker and mature effort that is just accessible to non-Trekkies as it is to exuberant fans. Taking ever so slightly from more recent conventions developed in American blockbuster cinema, Into Darkness is action-packed with only a few moments to breathe restfully, and only briefly waves the social and political relevance that made the franchise such a hit.