There’s one word that I can substitute in the title for ‘Beyond’ and it’s ‘Unnecessary.’ I know that’s an unconventional way in which I start my reviews, but I had to get straight to the point and just not fluff around. Unless it’s one of the following films: Bourne, Toy Story (throw in Monsters Inc.) or The dark Knight (depending on who you speak to), then your franchise should not have a film trilogy. They often never work, and although I do understand the Star Trek history and its abundance of movies outside of the TV show, I have to come to a full stop and say this just didn’t have to happen, and it’s not even because it’s a bad movie, because I didn’t think it was.
My issue with this movie is that it started and ended with little to no explanation as to what was going on. It was like another episode on TV, but just stretched out to the point where it didn’t need to be. Random bad guy, the crew’s lost in peril after searching to do a good deed, random bad guy tries to destroy humanity – stop me if you’ve read this plot before. Outside of that, and interactions between characters (which didn’t exactly hold up on all ends), the luster and excitement that the first movies brought about, were absent in this movie, and my views could also be influenced by the fact that I was fighting sleep in the theatre (I’ve been up since 6AM, sue me), but I was still paying attention.
Progression is the point of extending a movie series – seeing how the characters develop and even how the story develops. Because Star Trek is such an expanded and in-depth series, they can make a movie about anything, and that’s the danger. People (like me) will likely become incredibly bored and just stop caring. I hope there’s not a 4th one, because I probably won’t watch it unless there’s absolutely nothing on TV and it just happens to pop up as I scroll the directory. It’s your basic level of entertainment, so if that’s what you’re looking for, by all means, satisfy yourself. But aside from that, I would skip it. But for now, this is my opinion, this is my review
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RIP Anton Yelchin