So I know it’s a month late, but I’ve FINALLY seen the new Star Trek movie… At… last!
So as the film started, after what I thought was an extremely hilarious opening scene, it seemed that Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) has been having serious doubts about his performance abilities as Captain of the U. S. S. Enterprise. This is explained as Kirk is having a session of drowning his birthday sorrows in some very strong, extremely illegal spirits with Doctor Bones McCoy (Carl Urban) A year older Kirk says. A year older than my father ever was. George Kirk joined Star Fleet because he believed in it, I joined it on a dare… no wonder Kirk’s feeling bummed out. Natural as his father died on the day he was born.
Anyway, this story shows us that the crew of the Enterprise embarks three years into its five year mission and with the film featuring a planet sized space station that gave me the feeling I was watching a scene on (Xandar) in Guardians of the Galaxy which honestly, didn’t really dazzle me as much as I hoped it would. But I did see a lot more humor from Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto) this time around which was pretty cool to see I think. So as Kirk and the rest of the crew are to face their greatest challenge yet, and with the Enterprise destroyed by an unknown enemy, stranded on a strange distant planet… they’ll have to do anything they can to survive.
Now unfortunately, this didn’t get my motor running as much as I thought it was going to. I feel it lacked it’s tale of the relationship that the crew have with each other, and that’s what Star Trek has always been about. Yeah there were some great fight scenes and tones of amazing special effects, but I just don’t think they did enough with it which really makes me sad to say. And as I suspected, Star Trek: Into Darkness, the second of this trilogy had this one beat all along… maybe if they brought back Benedict Cumberbatch it might’ve been a bit more exciting… but that’s my opinion. Simon Pegg, if you’re reading this I mean no offence.
All in all I give Star Trek: Beyond an even four out of five stars.
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