Star Trek: Beyond is the third movie of the cinematographic reboot of the Star Trek saga, preceded by Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013). Justin Lin replaces J.J. Abrams, who had directed the first two movies. Chris Pine returns in the role of Captain James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock; also Simon Pegg (who wrote the script too), Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Anton Yelchin join the team for the third times. Really interesting are the new characters, played by Idris Elba (the villain Krall) and by Sofia Boutella (the alien scavenger Jaylah).
Not knowing if the regard for Star Trek‘s universe is good or not, I think that this third movie was a little weaker than the previous ones, with a plot not so involving, in which every single obstacle is exceeded thanks to an object that has been shown just few seconds before. This feature made the survival-moments not too thrilling or astonishing as the final battle not particularly exciting. The new arrivals are more intriguing than the old characters, whose problems, although interesting, don’t succeed in making them fascinating again. Speaking about fascination, Chris Pine’s makeup made him looking made of plastic.
Even though the cinematography is remarkable, as also the computer graphics and the soundtrack are, Star Trek: Beyond hasn’t managed to conquer me. Obvious to say, the death of Anton Yelchin has been a great loss; can’t wait to see him in Porto.