The crew of the USS Enterprise are back to celebrate Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary with a new movie in the alternate timeline started with 2009’s Star Trek.
The ensemble cast slip back into their characters seamlessly. Chris Pine is fine as Capt Kirk, Zarchary Quinto is still great as Spock and Simon Pegg is Scottish again as Montgomery Scotty. What I especially liked about this film was giving Karl Urban’s Bones a more active role in this film as well as pairing him up with and eventually bonding with everyone’s favorite Vulcan. Karl Urban has proved over these three films to be a brilliant Bones and I enjoyed the performance as well as how the character was utilized in this film.
The film ended with a lovely tribute to the old Star trek crew, Leonard Nimoy. With Zachary Quinto as Mr. Spock’s reaction over the death of the “other” Mr. Spock (the venerable Vulcan ambassador from an alternate “future”) is one that’s mentally echoed by all true fans of the original STAR TREK franchise over the past fifty years. In fact, as the ambassador, himself, might put it:
“It is probably the one emotional reaction in the universe that is paradoxically quite logical.”
Another real tragedy is the death of Anton Yelchin as Chekov in that freak car accident. RIP Chekov.
Star Trek has never been more visually stunning, than Star Trek Beyond is. It is a brilliant combination of action, adventure, and humor.
Don’t forget to review youtube’s Nimoy Quinto car commercial.
Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.