Star Trek: Beyond surpassing first sequel

September 20, 2016

 

The U.S.S. Enterprise’s crew is in their third, out of a five-year mission in deep space looking for new and intelligent life forms and they will eventually encounter a new enemy that will test their abilities to the very limit.

 

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Is this third sequel the best in the series? We are about to find out.


The good part about this movie is that it has lots of action scenes that will amaze you in every single way.

 

The three battles we see in the movie are just great and so well-choreographed, making it the best parts of the movie.

 

If you are a science fiction lover, then this movie is totally for you. Also, the cast from the previous Star Trek films are back: Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock, Karl Urban as Dr. “Bones” McCoy, and Zoe Saldana as Lieutenant Uhura.


The bad part about this movie is that it can get boring at times with the long dialogs, and many other less exciting scenes.

 

We get to see the typical villain who gives a speech before facing the hero and many other clichés that viewers are used to seeing.

 

In addition, many aliens just looked fake with tons of makeup and lacking any realistic features.


A fact that some don’t know is that this movie wasn’t directed by J.J. Abrams, who directed the previous films.

 

The director for this sequel is Justin Lin, who directed the previous few Fast and Furious movies.

 

He used all his experience with action scenes and heart-pounding moments and put that into this film, which explains the tons of action that comes from it and it also gives a fresh new start to the Star Trek franchise.


In last July, we got news that Sulu (John Cho) was going to be a homosexual character and his original actor, George Takei, didn’t react the way many would think. 


“I’m delighted that there’s a gay character, unfortunately, it’s a twisting of Gene’s creation, to which he put in so much thought. I think it’s really unfortunate,” said Takei, for the Hollywood Reporter.

 

Takei declared himself gay in 2005 and believes that LGBTQ equality is a topic that should be introduced into science fiction. 


Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the original series, died after suffering from lung disease and we can see two tributes to both him and the original cast while viewing this sequel.


Star Trek: Beyond is a well-rounded movie with many features that will have fans at the edge of their seats, it has drama, action and characters that the audience can relate to, but it hasn’t surpassed the very first Star Trek sequel that was directed by J.J. Abrams in 2009. 


Overall, I give this movie a 3.5 stars our of a 5 star rating.

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