Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Review - Star Trek: Beyond
one starts with the Enterprise in the midst of its five-year mission, seeking out new life, etc. And everyone's a little bit restless.
Kirk is considering a promotion, and Spock is thinking about leaving the Enterprise altogether.
The ship touches down at Yorktown, a starbase, for some repairs and some R&R. When an escape pod drifts in from a nearby nebula, the crew of the Enterprise are tasked with helping its occupant, Kalara.
As the Enterprise exits an asteroid field near the nebula, the ship is overtaken by Krall and his massive swarm of small ships.
Kalara is revealed to be Krall's spy, the Enterprise crew are split up, and everything sort of goes to hell in a handbasket for a bit.
I have to admit, I enjoyed this one more than Into Darkness. For one thing, Kirk is more than just an arrogant dickhead, and you know - character development is always nice. The story hangs together better, and it's more about working together, and figuring out what to do next for the crew.
It definitely kept me interested.