Movie still from Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond: It’s Fun and Nostalgic, But I Have Some Notes

And so we continue the “Summer of Sequels” with Star Trek Beyond. The third installment of Star Trek no longer has J.J. Abrams at the helm, though he’s still producing (Side note: I find it hilarious that Abrams was criticized for making Trek movies that felt too much like Star Wars, and then he made an amazing Star Wars film). It’s now in the hands of Justin Lin, who’s credited with saving the Fast & Furious franchise. Combine Lin’s franchise mojo with a screenplay written by Simon Pegg (who doubles as Star Trek‘s Scotty) and Doug Jung, and you get Star Trek Beyond, a fun, action-packed movie stuffed with Trek nostalgia. It’s more cohesive than Star Trek Into Darkness, but it still has some issues… Continue reading “Star Trek Beyond: It’s Fun and Nostalgic, But I Have Some Notes”

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek: Into Darkness of What?

Look, I know this movie is technically being promoted as Star Trek Into Darkness, but there really should be a colon between “Star Trek” and “Into Darkness.” Henceforth, I shall refer to this movie as Star Trek: Into Darkness. Because grammar, goddamnit. I mean, come on. They colonized (Yes, colonized) Star Trek: The Next Generation. Continue reading “Star Trek: Into Darkness of What?”