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Directed by Justin Lin with a screenplay written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, Star Trek Beyond raked in a mere 213.5 million for the opening box office, July 22, 2016.
This is Paramount’s third installment for the franchise.
Starring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Simon Pegg as Lieutenant Montgomery Scott, John Cho as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, and Idris Alba as Krall.
This is also the final performance of Anton Yelchin, who played Pavel the ship’s main navigator. He was killed in a car related incident June 19,2016.
The plot puts us with the crew and their ship, the USS Enterprise three years into the five year agreed upon mission where they discover they all might want to take different avenues in life, space exploration might not be as important or adventurous as they anticipated.
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The Enterprise is sent on a rescue mission when they encounter a survivor who claims to need help, but alas, it is a setup and many from the crew are dispatched to Earth and captured by Captain Krall and his crew mates.
Montgomery Scott is rescued by an escaped prisoner of Krall’s and she takes him to USS Franklin, a ship that has been lost for over a century.
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Krall’s master plan soon goes awry when fellow crew member reunite to stop his plan of overtaking The Federation and Earth.
I believe the film was pretty good, I like the Star Trek movies and they have put enough money into editing and special effects that they tell a clear, story. The writing was very well done, I love the witty banter between the characters.
Fun Fact: Simon Pegg who plays Montgomery Scott, also wrote the screenplay.
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