The new/rebooted Star Trek continues, and this time we have Star Trek Beyond.
Starring Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Commander Spock), Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy), Zoe Saldana (Lt. Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Mr. Sulu), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), Idris Elba (Krall), and Sofia Boutella (Jaylah).
This one is written by Scotty, I mean Simon Pegg, and directed by a The Fast & The Furious director (Justin Lin). So will it be the next instalment of F&F in outer space?
Let me just state off the bat that I missed the start of the movie and a bit near the middle (intermission), but I don't think I missed any parts of note so I'm still qualified to give my review.
Straight up, the ending makes zero sense, but except for one part where someone gets caught monologuing, it's pretty easy to just say f*ck it and go with the flow.
Other than that it was a very interesting movie, with excellent special effects. However, I don't know if it was my cinema, or if it was just shot too dark overall that I felt I was missing some details. Also some of the shaky cam work was a bit too shaky for my tastes during the fight scenes...
Hmmm, this could have been a much better movie if executed better I guess, but was still a FUN WATCH.
QBF Rating: 3.0/5
PS: Anton Yelchin died after production in a strange auto accident at his house. Is there a F&F curse now?
PPS: I'm gonna try to re-watch it to see if the parts I missed adversely affected my review.
PPPS: I think if you added up all the lines in Star Trek history, they might equal the lines Scotty had in this film. I'm sure the writer had nothing to do with it, lassie...