Star Trek Beyond

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Year of Release: 2016

Genre: Science Fiction

Related to/Remake of: Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness

Directed By: Justin Lin

Music By: Michael Giacchino

Starring: Chris Pine (as James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (as Spock), Karl Urban (as Leonard “Bones” McCoy), Zoe Saldana (as Nyota Uhura), Simon Pegg (as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott), Anton Yelchin (as Pavel Chekov), Idris Elba (as Krall), Sofia Boutella (as Jaylah), and John Cho (as Hikaru Sulu)

Basic Plot: In response to a rescue request, Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise crash land on a foreign planet and must try to prevent an alien leader from executing his master plan.

Rating (Out of 4): 3

Pros: Very action-packed.  A great job by all of the actors and actresses, with more screen time given to characters that were somewhat neglected in the last movie.  Lots of scenes featuring the late Anton Yelchin, who tragically died just prior to this film’s release.  Idris Elba makes a good menacing bad guy.

Cons: Not enough time in space.