Justin Lin

Star Trek: Beyond


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.

#action     #adventure     #sci-fi    



After seeing the trailer which made it look like a generic action movie, I wasn't sure what to expect from "Star Trek: Beyond". Being a big fan of the first rebooted Star Trek and having mixed feelings about it's sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, I'm happy to say "Star Trek: Beyond" wasn't a let down. From the story to the humor and the science, everything felt like an early episode of Star Trek or Star Trek: The Next Generation. I want to further emphasize the humor as well, as it worked great with the story and the overall theme of the movie. The passing of Leonard Nimoy was also well incorporated into the story and actually gave us a very emotional scene. The returning cast did a good job once again and the new cast members were not bad either. The only negative thing I can say is that the villain isn't as interesting as I would have hoped him to be. Despite of that, "Star Trek: Beyond" is still a great time and should be seen by anyone who is even remotely interested in this franchise.

#great 3.5


As I am neither a “Star Wars” nor a “Star Trek” fanboy I started watching “Star Trek: Beyond” pretty unbiased and after seeing the whole thing I was pleasently surprised. First off, I found the story to be quite compelling and exciting and even though it can be predictable at times I was still on the edge of my seat. I also liked how they were able to subtly incorporate witty humor and comments into the plot, they were funny and non-intrusive to the story. Thirdly, I want to mention the actors did a pretty good job at portraying their characters and I am able to relate to most of the characters, which makes the story more immersive. Lastly I just want to say I liked the music used in the film as well. All-in-all you should definitely see “Star Trek: Beyond”.

#superb 4.0


“Star Trek: Beyond” is the third movie in the rebooted Star Trek franchise. This time around the movie tries to differentiate itself from the previous installments by adding a lot more fun and lightheartedness. You can expect something more in the lines of the old “Star Trek” TV-show as opposed to a solely dark and gritty story. This approach is supported by some great humor which works well with the story. The plot also ends up being compelling and exciting the whole way through, which is great of course. Sadly, the villain is not as interesting, nor did it have compelling motives as you would hope to get from a good “Star Trek” villain. However, the cast does a good job portraying their characters, new and returning cast alike. In the end, we would strongly recommend “Star Trek: Beyond” to any sci-fi or action fan.

#superb 4.0