To boldly go and get the Star Trek movies back on track, well, that’s what all hope don’t we? Can Simon Pegg and the collective will of Star Trek fans everywhere make this third movie any good?
In 2009, we had Star Trek… rebooted for the Millenials under the helm of J.J. Abrams, the man of mystery and suspense. It comfortably rebooted and blew some fresh air into the struggling Star Trek franchise. Many agreed, the movie was shallow but wasn’t is great to get a Star Trek movie that made you forget Enterprise and feel less disappointed by Star Trek Nemesis?
Star Trek into Darkness slinked along and we learned a couple of things. Dropping continuity without build up doesn’t make a good movie and constant twists do not justify a reboot. Abrams must have felt this way since he left for Star Trek’s rival, Star Wars.
Meanwhile, Prince of the Nerds, Simon Pegg has vowed to turn this starship around, take the show back to it’s kit-bashed roots where the show would use set and props from different genre shows to save money. Didn’t you wonder why Kirk encountered so many worlds that were really similar to Earth?
So what has dear Pegg done? Well, he seems to have gotten rid of Alex Kurtzman (Kurtzman and his mate Roberto Orci are linked to some of the worst blockbusters in the last 10 years, see Amazing Spider-man 2 and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and he’s kit-bashed extreme sports in the future with Star Trek.
Our story? Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise are stranded on a hostile alien planet after the Enterprise is destroyed and most get off the planet somehow, and defeat Edris Elba’s evil voice over.
With some of the crew captured and the more useful ones split all over the place, can they escape?
I don’t know, but either way, Star Trek Beyond lands in theatres on July 22, 2016.