Film review by Jason Day of the latest Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond starring Chris Pine, Zachary Qunito and Idris Elba, directed by Justin Lin. To like this post, comment on it or follow this blog, please scroll to the bottom. Use the search function on the left of the screen to look for other […]
I am no Trekkie (or Trekker, as Wikipedia suggests describe fans ofStar Trek) so I had to do a bit of prep for this film beforehand, namely watching the previous instalment, Into the Darkness, a viewing of which had hitherto eluded me.
One thing I was immediately struck by on seeing Beyond the next day is how similar the two films are.
We start with a comic action sequence and are then re-introduced to the crew and the ship. We receive a familiar mission statement about an alien form attacking someone and are then off to boldly go god knows where to sort this out, the drama peppered at regular intervals by thrilling action set pieces.