The beauty of Star Trek Beyond lies in its pensive narration. It will let you resonate alongside the musings of its characters. For once you will truly fathom the importance of USS Enterprise in the lives of Trekkers. You will get to witness the rudimentary lost Franklin up and running. You will see why a job needs to be done with a proper explanation, with an optimal aftermath. In short, everything is in place.
STAR TREK BEYOND PLOT (SPOILERS INCLUSIVE)
Knee deep in a five year mission, the fleet has been leading a life like commoners, compelling Kirk to go in a profound reflection of elusive things in the unknown.
The farther out we go, the more I find myself wondering what it is we are trying to accomplish. But if the universe is truly endless, then we are not striving for something forever out of reach.
At their liberty stop at Yorktown, Kirk is scrutinizing a promotion. In a weird stagnant like that, enters an escape pod introducing us to Kalara who claims her crew is stranded at a nearby planet. Induced by her misery, the Enterprise goes on a rescue mission only to be attacked by rampaging swarm ships.
Swarm ships or Bees in Star Trek Beyond will be remembered for their awesome theatrics. The way they acted in unison to decimate anything that appeared in their way make them look sheer bad-ass. With their intrusion we see the USS Enterprise’s annihilation too. That’s when Captain James Kirk makes one of the toughest decisions of his life – to abandon their beloved ship.
Peace is not what I was born into.
Inclusion of Jaylah to the tale was nicely done too. Played by Sofia Boutella the character finds a new meaning, perspective and direction. Montgomery Scotty reprised by Simon Pegg remains the nerdy heart of the Starfleet. His presence in the team is weirdly satisfying.
Screenplay of Star Trek Beyond has been written elegantly. There are moments when you see the crew relaxing for a word, delivering superb lines amidst conversations.
You spent all this time trying to be your father, and now you’re wondering just what it means to be you.
Seeing Anton Yelchin up, alive and breathing on the screen was really lovely too. He seemed so lost in his character, unperturbed, unfazed by the mishap that awaited him in the corner, that you can’t help feel sorry. A true talent, lost in life’s fickleness!
It’s easy to get lost. In the vastness of space, there’s only yourself, your ship, your crew.
You cannot overlook Justin Lin’s brilliant direction as well. The way he scales the camera with every motion is laudable. The way he cuts his frames by merging into a new territory, the way he races and traces down, filling voids (capturing the stunning vista of Yorktown) will leave you appreciating his prowess. Creating Yorktown’s colossal beauty was a visual achievement, as Doctor Leonard McCoy puts it:
It looks like a giant snow-globe in space just waiting to break.
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A PROBABLE DOWNSIDE
Star Trek Beyond scores a little low on the theatrics panel. Meaning it didn’t have in his villain, flair like that of Khan’s. It misses somewhat on bringing the flamboyance of its prequels, but is more or less similar when the build of previous installments is concerned. It appears a tad dull in terms of Editing. But, if you ask me this is how the Editing should really be. A calm dip that lets us hit and cover every thrilling spots one by one.
If you really look at it, Star Trek Beyond comes straight from a bag of Starfleet’s numerous adventures. So, it is apparent, there are more parts to come. Fasten your belts!
Check out the trailer of Star Trek: Beyond movie: