Monday, September 5, 2016

Is Beyond the last Star Trek movie?

Movie Review: Star Trek Beyond

Plot: Three years into its five year mission, the USS Enterprise arrives at Starbase Yorktown, a massive space station, for resupply and shore leave for her crew. Struggling to find continued meaning in the endless nature of their mission of exploration, Captain James Kirk has applied for a promotion to Vice Admiral and commanding officer of Yorktown. He recommends Spock as the new captain of the Enterprise without knowing that his friend has other plans and amicably ended his relationship with Nyota Uhura.

The Enterprise is dispatched on a rescue mission after an escape pod drifts out of a nearby uncharted nebula. The survivor, Kalara, claims her ship is stranded on Altamid, a planet within the nebula. The rescue turns into an ambush and the crew is separated.

Kirk has to look for his friends and reunite the crew to escape from the hostile planet.

Comment: It´s a creative and captivating plot. Kirk and Spock have faced some personal problems. They start to question their positions and consider other options. But when they face a real problem, their objectives become clear and they understand their missions as members of the USS Enterprise.

It´s a full packed action movie. Oppositely to other movies when the crew remained inside the space ship, in this one, great part of the story develops on land. They don´t have Enterprise´s technology to help them fight an enemy—Krall—who seems smarter and more equipped. However, Krall doesn´t know Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the crew.

They have to mix old and new technology to stop Krall and count on an alien scavenger´s help—Jaylah—to have success in their mission. This combination works very well and turns the movie more attractive.

This time the visual effects didn´t work very well. Some scenes are dark and an embarrassment of pixels. You can´t see clearly what´s happening and it´s a little annoying. The terrestrial part was well created. I liked the futuristic architecture of Yorktown, it depicts the innovative technology. I liked the landscape of Altamid too, there are mountains, some valleys and forests.

To answer the question, no, Beyond isn´t the last Star Trek movie. Chris Pine (James T. Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spock) have signed contracts to return for a fourth film. In July 2016, J.J. Abrams confirmed plans for a fourth film, and stated that Chris Hemsworth would return as Kirk's father, George, whom he played in the prologue of the first film. Paramount also confirmed the return of Hemsworth, as well as most of the Beyond cast, producers J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber, and writers J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay.

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