Star Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Late Anton Yelchin Simon Pegg, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba
Director: Justin Lin
Producer: J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Roberto Orci
Claps for: Performances, Visual Effects, Background Score and Direction
Slaps for: Predictable and done-to-death Storyline
What’s New: Justin Lin takes over from J. J. Abrams and we love his different approach to the franchise which might even remind the fans of the original TV series!
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: It’s been almost three years since the events of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, and since the USS Enterprise crew members had embarked on a five-year mission. However, things are not the same with James Kirk, who has started to feel a little “episodic”, while Spock and Uhura are heading for a split.
Upon their arrival at the Yorktown base, they are assigned to help out the sole occupant of an obsolete spaceship near nebula, only to land themselves in trouble and get stranded on the planet that is ruled Krall- who wants to destroy the Federation.
Performances: The show stealers here are Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban. It is their bond in the movie that will leave you smiling! For a change, Spock doesn’t mind showing his human side and mouthing a few philosophical lines at times.
Chris Pine is at his heroic best. However, it is his character that disappoints. The makers could have given more emphasis to the personal crisis he is going through.
Zoe Saldana is reduced to Spock’s eye candy; unlike her fierce character in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’. Instead, it is Sofia Boutella’s Jaylah act that gets to be fierce and pack a few kicks and punches this time.
Simon Pegg, John Cho, Late Anton Yelchin and the rest of the cast lend a good support to the movie.
Direction: Taking over from J. J. Abrams, keeping the essence of the previous two installments alive as well as giving it your own take can be a tough task. But Justin Lin does a wonderful job.
Despite a predictable and done-to-death plot, it is his terrific and tight narrative skills that will keep the audiences glued to their seats!
The editing is crisp, along with apt cinematography is apt and needless to say- the background music is super awesome.
Stunning visual effects maketh a sci-fi movie worth the watch; and this one too ensures that fans come out of the theatres with their jaws dropped!
Combo-On-Offer: Sci-Fi Drama + Action + VFX
Verdict: We give ‘Star Trek Beyond’ CLAPS for being a complete entertainer that has its share of thrills, humor and action- coupled with stunning visuals effects!