Star Trek

Star Trek

Beyond

Blu-ray Disc - 2016
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Dispatched on a rescue mission to the farthest reaches of space, the USS Enterprise is ambushed by Krall, a ruthless enemy sworn against the Federation. Crash-landing on an uncharted hostile world, Captain Kirk, Spock, and the crew are separated with no means of escape. Only Jaylah, a rebellious alien warrior, can help them reunite and find a way off the planet in a race against time to stop Krall's deadly army from triggering all-out galactic war.

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RandomLibrarian Oct 17, 2019

Many people who didn't like the earlier reboot films, convinced that they were just knockoffs of TOS movies, seemed to warm to the nuTrek of it all with this third outing for Kirk and crew. Critics said it felt the most like a Trek movie; it had its epic moments, but also focused in on what lengths Kirk was willing to go to save his crew. We also had time to see Spock and McCoy interact without Kirk there to act as a buffer or audience, which was nice.

I loved the introduction of Jaylah and would love to see her brought on in another film, perhaps as a new navigator to replace Chekov in the wake of Anton Yelchin's death.

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Gwen904
Mar 16, 2019

Throws away a great story and mars it with a villain of zero interest, Hollywood tropes, and pitiful execution. Why on earth did such good actors agree to be part of this?
Only half entertaining.

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graybear3
Feb 28, 2019

Good casting. Not enough story (which was good) and too much gratuitous action/special effects. Sci-Fi is SO-O-O much better if the focus is on story development! Worth viewing, but forgettable -- so much so that we all forgot that we had already seen it! Wasn't better the second time. ;)

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AaronAardvark1940
Oct 16, 2018

I enjoyed the original TV show, but was much more impressed by the later series in the franchise. "The Inner Light" episode of Next Generation might be the best SF I've ever viewed. The various movies using the original crew hewed fairly closely to the style of the TV franchise, but the reboot movies with new actors have been less interesting. This one is just about a dead loss, replete with intergalactic car chase scenes, gratuitous violence, and a lack of plot. I can only guess that the Star Trek folks want to pick up a piece of the Star Wars audience. Forget this DVD; read something by Ursula LeGuin or one of the newer writers. You won't regret it.

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Nursebob
Sep 06, 2018

Despite a liberal sprinkling of references to former Star Trek films as well as the original TV series—most of which will only be caught by fanatical fans anyway—Gene Roddenberry’s grand future vision is not very evident here. Kirk (Chris Pine) hotdogs it with wild abandon, Scotty (Simon Pegg) flusters, Bones and Spock (Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto) spar, but the bonhomie which came so easily to the original cast seems forced and obligatory in this chapter of the franchise causing jokes to fall flat and characters to become mere facsimiles—Urban cocks his eyebrow just like DeForest Kelley! Quinto looks bemused just like Leonard Nimoy! Zoe Saldana opens hailing frequencies just like Nichelle Nichols! And that plot! Suffering from far too many Hail Mary escapes and comic book technology (more science huh? than science fiction) just to bring us to a big letdown and cursory epilogue. But being directed by Justin “Fast & Furious” Lin and produced by JJ Abrams there is no shortage of pyrotechnics with things blowing up in your face, super cool toys (holographic Amazons and space bees!) and edge-of-your-seat showdowns which owe a debt of gratitude to Lucas’ "Star Wars". And Lin’s fast and furious editing is almost enough to distract us from the many inanities while the mysterious planet, a combination of CGI and BC backcountry, is pretty to look at though hardly “alien”. I appreciated the little gay touch as well even if George Takei didn’t. As an instalment in the Star Trek omnibus, "Beyond" is a weak link indeed—but as a silly summer popcorn muncher it streaks across your retinas with all cylinders firing. Who could have dreamed that the Beastie Boys would one day save the universe? Ha!

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KennethSmith
May 16, 2018

Interminable action sequences and an utter waste of the talents of Idris Elba.

SPPL_Kristen Mar 25, 2018

Probably my favorite of the reboot movies. It's the closet one to get the feelings of the original series.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Not bad.

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velowallah
Jan 11, 2018

Do not expect here a shred of the complex plots and intriguing ethical issues explored in TNG and Voyager. However if you enjoy simplistic silly plots with ceaseless action, you'll be happy.

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swyckl
Oct 12, 2017

I liked the science fiction DVD. I am a Trekkie. I loved the computer graphics. It was well done. The plot was strong and had a purpose. It was well acted. I also like stories about aliens. It is possibly to violent for children. The sexuality is mostly subtle. It might be scary for young children.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Commander Spock: "The miserable have no other medicine but only hope."

Doctor 'Bones' McCoy: [to Kirk] Death's door and he's quoting Shakespeare.

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jimg2000
Dec 05, 2016

How do we get out of this place, Spock? We got no ship,no crew.
-We will do what we have always done, Jim. We will find hope in the impossible.
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I'm pretty sure this's a protoplaser. It can stop internal damaging. At least that's my hope.
-The Miserable Have No Other Medicine But Only Hope.
Death door, he is quoting Shakespeare.
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My grand nanny used to say that you can not break sticks in a bundle. You are part of something big, lassie. I will never give up on you. That is what being part of crew is all about.
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Scotty, can you get this thing start?
-What, start it? Yes. Flying is certainly a different thing. These old vessels were built in space. They were not supposed to take off from atmosphere.
Let's get it out of here.
-They called this Starship for a reason, captain.

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jimg2000
Dec 05, 2016

Plenty more quotes already in IMDb as this one:
Captain's Log, Stardate 2263.2. Today is our 966th day in deep space - A little under three years into our five year mission. ... We continue to search for new lifeforms in order to establish firm diplomatic ties. Our extended time in uncharted territory has stretched the ship's mechanical capacities but fortunately our engineering department, led by Mr. Scott, is more than up to the job. The ship aside, prolong cohabitation has definitely had effects on the interpersonal dynamics. Some experiences for the better and some for the worse. As for me, things have started to feel a little episodic. 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.

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harley_175
Nov 14, 2016

When they are looking for the prisoners. Spock asks if they could separate the radiation of a Vulcan stone necklace from the surrounding ground radiation.
Bones: “You gave your girlfriend radioactive jewelry?”
Spock: “The emission is harmless, just easy to fine.”
Bones: “You gave your girlfriend a tracking device?”
Pause . . .
Spock: as others look at him, “That was not my intention.”

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