Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek beyond takes place around three years into the fiver year mission that they embarked on after the events of  Into Darkness which conveniently enough was released three years ago. This time around the crew are dealing with the effects of prolonged life in space when a new enemy rises up and attempts to destroy all that they hold dear.

 

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Last month news broke that Anton Yelchin who plays Chekov had passed away in a tragic accident. It was sad to see him in this film knowing that he was no longer with us and I just wanted to mention what a great actor he was and to send my thoughts to his family.

USA. Anton Yelchin in the ¿Paramount Pictures new movie: Star Trek Beyond (2016). PLOT: The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. Ref: LMK106-60278-030616 Supplied by LMKMEDIA. Editorial Only. Landmark Media is not the copyright owner of these Film or TV stills but provides a service only for recognised Media outlets. pictures@lmkmedia.com

 

In typical Star Trek fashion, Kirk and his crew are on a mission in uncharted tertiary to help save a stranded crew when they become stranded themselves. While most of the crew are captured, the rest have to come together to rescue the others and to find a way to stop this new enemy.

Krall is played by Idris Elba, an actor who I last saw in a film called Bastille Day. He seems to have a score to settle with the federation but you wont find out what that is until pretty late in the film. He is an interesting bad guy but I feel that the film could have done a lot more with his character.krall

What I liked about this film was the way that they paired up the different characters. Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy (Karl Urban) work really well together and they were my favourite paring.

Kirk (Chris Pine) and Chekov (Anton Yelchin) had some pretty nice scenes together. Although with the introduction there was not quite enough to do for characters such as Chekov.

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Another great paring was that of Jaylah (Sofia Boutella) and Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott (Simon Pegg). Paring Jaylah with Scotty made some entertaining scenes and some great action sequences in addition to some nice character development.

It was great to see a lot more alien species in the crew as well as in the wider world of Star Trek. Jaylah worked really well in this story and it would be cool to see her and other aliens in future films.

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There are some nice little nods to the past in this film, one in particular is very emotional. Kirk is still inexplicably linked to Sabotage by the Beastie Boys and Scottie has got a whole lot more Scottish.

Overall Star Trek Beyond was a good film and I had an enjoyable time watching it at the cinema. It has great action sequences, a good story and an amazing cast, what more could you want?

If you have seen Star Trek Beyond then let me know what you thought of it in the comments.

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4 thoughts on “Star Trek Beyond

  1. Hey, James! I think this is the first time I’ve actually seen a movie BEFORE you posted your review, haha! I enjoyed the film, but didn’t think it was nearly as good as it could have been, and I agree with you 100% that Krall is a little bit flat as far as character development goes. I wrote my own full review of this one as well, if you don’t mind me sharing.

    https://pastgo.net/2016/07/26/movie-review-star-trek-beyond/

    Thanks much, James!

    1. haha I guess it is, would have seen it sooner but was away on holiday. I have to agree that it could have been a lot better but I still had a good time. Of course I don’t mind, always happy to read your reviews.

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