I wanted to write up some thoughts on my latest summer movie love of this year, Star Trek Beyond (I'll get around to Ghostbusters next week).
I checked out this movie this past week on Thursday night. I was looking forward to it after some good buzz in the weeks leading up to the film's release. I wasn't as hard as others were on the previous installment, Into Darkness, but Beyond is a much better movie. This film feels like the first time this rebooted series is breaking out on its own.
The plot finally gets the Enterprise crew off of Earth, and encountering strange, new worlds on its five year mission to explore the galaxy. We have some better character moments, a better message, and is just solidly fun. I look forward to what is to come next after this movie, but it does have to unfortunately move forward without cast member Anton Yelchin due to his recent tragic death.
This film also has the recent death of Leonard Nimoy hanging over it, as well as the 50th anniversary of the original series premiere. The future of Star Trek is being highly scrutinized right now, and with the premiere of Star Trek Discovery coming next year, we will see if the optimistic, thoughtful vibe of Star Trek is something people want right now. I will say that I hope it is.
Let me know what you thought of Star Trek Beyond if you saw it!