The third installment of the Star Trek reboot features fast paced action along with nods to the past. I give it an A-.
Having been in space for a while, the Enterprise docks at a space city, The Yorktown, for some much needed R&R, when an unknown ship arrives, needing help to rescue their crew. Both Spock and James Kirk are rethinking their future with the Enterprise when they set out to rescue the lost crew and unfortunately end up on the losing end of a revenge scheme.
Directed by the Fast and the Furious director, Star Trek: Beyond features amazing action sequences and a kick-butt new heroine in Jaylah. Not only can she fight but she’s got brains! I hope we get to see more of her in future Star Trek movies.
Beyond showcases more of the cast than just Chris Pine. Each character gets their turn to shine from Uhura’s defiant stand against the evil, Krall to Scotty’s friendship with Jaylah. Like the previous Star Trek movies, Beyond features nods to the original series. Chris Pine is even beginning to mimic William Shatner’s pauses when speaking.
With some amazing twists to who the bad guy is and the loss of both Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin this year, viewers will be glued to the images on the screen. The only negative was how dark some of the scenes were which made it hard to see what was going on.
This movie is great on the big screen. The images fly at you as you fall in love all over again with the Star Trek characters and storyline. The message about leaving no man behind and family is who you make it comes through loud and clear. Live Long and Prosper.
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