Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek MP

To go boldly where no one else has gone before, the trip to the beach theater in Kill Devil Hills was good, except when I keep saying “Engage!” to myself and I kept laughing at myself while I was driving (I needed a travel companion with me).  When I got to the planet, (the movie theater) I saw different aliens (people).  One was dressed like Khan, from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan from 1982. Ricardo Montalban played Khan that was awkward, I am one too.

The story focused on interpersonal relationships of the principals, disrupted with an unexpected crisis, which sets a plot in motion involving a villain motivated by the belief that he’s doing the right thing, necessitating the aid of a resourceful escapee (Jayla, a spirited homage to Jennifer Lawrence’s Ree Dolly in WINTER’S BONE, played by Sofia Boutella). Everything it does right is also everything STAR TREK BEYOND does wrong.

Directed by Justin Lin, written by Simon Pegg (who plays Cmdr. Montgomery “Scotty” Scott) and Don Jung, the third chapter in the Star Trek reboot opens with a distress call from a stranded vessel lures the crew of the USS Enterprise into a familiar no-win scenario (Kobayashi Maru): a marooned villain, Krall (Idris Elba), seeks vengeance against Captain Kirk and the United Federation of Planets toward whom he directs his misguided wrath.

With this slow moving action- pack- sci-fi-adventure, I love the TV show from 1987 – 1994, Captain Jean-Luc Picard played by Patrick Stewart he was a better actor. I like the way he command the Star Ship Enterprise. I wanted to rent a vehicle from him, but unfortunately, they did not have a Star Ship Enterprise at the Enterprise Rental Car Business.

Sure Star Trek Beyond is an entertaining ride, J.J Abrams is great producer and director and he wanted to do a reboot and create another Star Trek movie after this, sorry spoiler alert, yep it’s happening.  Sulu’s (John Cho) sexual orientation is at the center of why the J.J. Abrams-produced reboot runs afoul of the spirit.

And Star Trek is always, tackling complex social issues with inventive and diplomatic situation. So wonder, the plot was little bit confuse. How about race in America? That will be great story line and they could rely on violence to captivate the audiences has always been the franchise’s Achilles’ heel.

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