STAR TREK BEYOND

STAR TREK BEYOND REVIEWED

“Star Trek Beyond” shouldn’t be an extended episode of the Original Series. It also shouldn’t be an action spectacle. Well, what should it be? That question nagged at me, as I saw a film that wanted to flip a lot of the classic conventions on its ear. It did most of the flipping well, but the issues with the villain left me scratching my head. Does this alternate universe need a third Khan stand-in?

While the new character of the rebellious Jaylah plays to the franchise’s strengths, I’m left annoyed that this will probably be the last time that fans see her. Couple that with a rather recycled origin for the villain and we’ve got a film that borrows on the familiar rather than pushing forward. So, why did I like it so much? Well, there’s something about chemistry between casts that can take tired material and breathe new life into it.

Whether it’s Boutella as Jaylah or Simon Pegg mining every line out of his script, it just works. Hopefully, they tighten up what didn’t work here in time for the fourth movie. It’s going to be odd not seeing Chekhov anymore, as the crew has no plans to recast. But, onto better and brighter things!

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Gag Reel

A/V STATS

  • 2.39:1 1080p transfer
  • Dolby Atmos / Dolby TrueHD 7.1

RELEASE DATE: 11/1/16

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