“We will do what we have always done, Jim. We will find hope in the impossible. ” – Commander Spock
Number of Times Seen – 3 (26 Aug 2016, 6 Jul 2017 and 9 Mar 2018)
Link to original review – Here and Here
Brief Synopsis – During the middle of their 5 year mission, the crew of the USS Enterprise docks at a new space station for a little rest until they are sent on a rescue mission to save a ship of scientists who have been attacked by an unknown enemy.
My Take on it – I have been a fan of Star Trek for as long as I can recall.
The original movies and TV show featuring the crews of the Enterprise and the Next Generation were also enjoyable to watch but when JJ Abrams took control of the franchise about a decade ago, he raised the stakes and made things even more thrilling and enjoyable.
The new series of films over that time have been amazing and have been able to inject new life into the series while also giving us some great stories that both pay homage to the old stories and add new energy into the world we all know and love.
This film once again raises the stakes of the action and adventure and gives us so much to enjoy.
It might not be as amazing as the previous two films but it doean’t trail too far behind.
The crew is great together and we can really feel that they work so well together as a “well-oiled machine” should.
That being said, I also really love the way that they split the crew up into different groups which helps show how each crew member can still function when separated from the rest of their crewmates.
The action is great to watch here and it stays fun and thrilling the entire time.
This film utilizes special effects so well which helps keep things as realistic looking as possible.
One of things that I’ve always found so great about this film in particular is the way that they deal with the idea that traveling in space can be a monotonous voyage and that there isn’t always thrills and dangers lurking around every corner.
We get to see how both the commanders and regular crewmen alike deal with these kind of issues.
I can’t wait to see what the next installment of this franchise will bring us when it hopefully comes out next year.
Bottom Line – Great addition to the series that raises the stakes a bit and still gives us a really entertaining adventure for the crew to deal with. Loved the way that this storyline separates the crew members into smaller groups and we get to see how they work together without the full crew compliment. The action is done really well and remains fun and thrilling the entire time. Amazing special effects helps keep things realistic looking throughout. Glad that they deal with the monotony of the missions and address how it can affect both the crew and the command which helps make us understand that it isn’t all thrilling adventure but that they get real issues on such a voyage. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Scotty mentions that the USS Franklin “went missing in the Gagarin Radiation Belt in the early 2160s.” This (albeit fictional) spatial anomaly is named for Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961. As such, the USS Franklin went missing in the Gagarin Radiation Belt almost exactly 200 years after its namesake’s historic flight. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)
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