Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Idris Elba, Simon Pegg
Directed By: Justin Lin
Running Time: 120 Minutes
UK Release Date: 22nd July 2016
Star Trek Beyond marks the 50th anniversary of the franchise and is the third instalment of the rebooted film series, this time directed by Justin Lin and co-written by Scotty himself, Simon Pegg.
Like many I had my doubts when Paramount announced they were going to retell the origins of the original series crew on the big screen, but I am pleased at how they have rebooted this franchise by creating an alternate timeline which respects and acknowledges all that came before and left a blank canvas for new crew. One thing J.J. Abrams injected into the reboot was a sense of fun and adventure akin to Indiana Jones or Star Wars, which this film also has bucket loads and isn’t a problem for this fan. [Read more…]