Sunday, February 19, 2017

Movie review: Star Trek Beyond

Kirk and crew are back again in this series reboot released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the original series. In this edition the Enterprise crew finds themselves battling a huge swarm of aliens with the help of an alien warrior and a long forgotten ship.

Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Karl Urban (Bones), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Sulu), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), Idris Elba (Krall), Sofia Boutella (Jaylah).

Star Trek Beyond is the next feature length episode in the current Star Trek franchise reboot. This time around while at a Federation outpost the Enterprise is destroyed by a ruthless alien swarm, and the crew marooned on a remote planet. Mustering resources as always, Kirk and crew with the help of an alien warrior and a long forgotten Federation ship, defend the Federation from the aliens and stop a potential galactic war.

Acting was once again very enjoyable with Pine doing a good job in the Captain's char. Quinto continues as Spock and does quite well, as does Urban who brings some good comedy relief. Saldana, Pegg, Cho and the remainder of the cast were solid and enjoyable. Yelchin was a wonderful Chekov and will be greatly missed in future episodes.

Camera work, sets, and backgrounds are all nicely done with good detail and a monumental feel. CGI was extensive in this one and somewhat over-the-top, including a few goofs, but fit pretty well overall. Action scenes were decent, though fast switching was obvious to avoid detail. Dialogue was solid with good depth and a few laughs. Sound and soundtrack were enjoyable.

Overall Star Trek Beyond is another decent entry in the franchise despite some continuity issues with both plot and technical work. Die-hard franchise fans may take issue with timeline and continuity, but in the end will likely enjoy this one.

With some potentially disturbing images, sci-fi action violence, and mild language this should be fine for teens and above.

Released: 2016
Reviewed: 2.6.17
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: Sci-Fi Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Aliens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thriller

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