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Still shot from the movie: Star Trek Into Darkness.

Star Trek Into Darkness

After a homegrown terrorist threatens to destroy all the Federation stands for, and everything else in his wake, Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) volunteers himself and the crew of The Enterprise to go after the powerful villain. It is an offer they will all soon regret. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 132
Theater Release: 15 May 2013
Video Release: 10 Sep 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Kirk seems to think that the rules don’t apply to him. Does this contribute to his success? Are rules sometimes limiting? On the other hand how do rules protect individuals as well as society’s stability? What are the consequences, if any, that Kirk experiences for his behavior? How does Kirk’s attitude toward rules differ from Spock’s?

What drives Kirk to hunt down the man who attacked the Federation headquarters? Can anger or desires for revenge lessen a person’s ability to make sound judgments?

How does the Prime Directive influence the decisions and activities of the Enterprise crew? Do you have a “prime directive” that guides the decisions in your life?

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