Star Trek Beyond

A surprise attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. The assault came from Krall (Idris Elba), a lizard-like dictator who derives his energy by sucking the life out of his victims. Krall needs an ancient and valuable artifact that’s aboard the badly damaged starship. Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the crew must now battle a deadly alien race while trying to find a way off their hostile planet.

 

Beyond is the 3rd installment in the latest Star Trek franchise.  This is the first film in the series that J.J. Abrams has not directed.  This one is instead directed by Justin Lin who did a few of the Fast and Furious movies.  This one was a good movie just not up to par with the other two.  A good film by most standards, I just didn’t walk away loving it.  It just had a hum drum kind of feeling to it and I feel very strongly about the other two.  I’m not the biggest Star Trek fan in the world but I do enjoy these movies and the characters.  I really like Idris Elba as the villain and the new girl I think her name was Jayla, I really loved, thought she was the best part of the film.  I think Star Trek characters are better all together so they can all get screen time and in this film they are all separated and getting all of them their screen time seems a bit tedious at times.  Overall this movie was solid, I just had a hard time getting in to it.  A second watch might help.

Grade: 7/10

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