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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Star Trek Beyond (2016)


Chris Pine
Zachary Quinto
Karl Urban
Zoe Saldana
Simon Pegg

Directed by Justin Lin

I wish I can say I enjoyed this movie more than I did the first Star Trek (2009), but it didn’t match up to that neither was it as good as the second Star Trek into Darkness (2013).
The idea of adding some comedy into the mix was welcomed, so they got Simon Pegg to co-write the movie. Pegg who also stars in the franchise as Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, co-wrote and starred in the popular British comedies Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007).

I enjoyed the comedy between Spock (Zachary Quinto) and M.D. Leonard McCoy (Karl Urban), they were fun to see together and there was never a dull moment when both were on screen, but the comedy duo could not push the movie over the edge of an excellent third part to this Star Trek reboot.

The movie stepped up the role of women as we get to see them play key roles. We had a woman play a part in the demise of the USS Enterprise and another (a warrior) played a part in bringing the crew back together.

Not much of a huge fan of Star Trek, but the first two installments were fun for me and got me interested in seeing what J.J. Abrams had installed for the third. My biggest disappointment in this third deployment was when I heard that Abrams was backing off from the director sit and Justin Lin (Fast and Furious director from the third to the sixth installment) will be taking over the role.
If you have seen any of the Fast and Furious movies what you will expect is explosions and weird tricks, this Star Trek was not short of those.

Before the movie’s release Leonard Nimoy who played Spock in the Star Trek movies between 1979 – 1991 and Anton Yelchin who played the ship’s navigator in this three-part reboot both died.

This movie saw the separation of the crew after they got attacked by a villain named Krall. Krall wanted a weapon upon the USS Enterprise towards world domination/annihilation.

The crew had to break apart after Krall and his men tore the ship apart looking for the weapon and almost killing everyone onboard. Separated the team started to seek themselves out one by one, regrouped to take down Krall before he takes down the universe.

If you have had the privilege of seeing the first two Star Trek movies, you can go ahead to see this one.


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