Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Another Movie Review

Yesterday I went to the movies to see the latest Star Trek movie with my sister Phyllis. We are both fans and I am a "Trekkie" from way back. Thought you would like to see a review without giving the plot away.
Star Trek Beyond Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, and John Cho as Sulu, are as comfortable in their parts as a hand in a glove, but it's sad that this is Anton Yelchin’s last appearance as Chekov after his real life untimely death at 22 years of age. He died within a minute of his freak car accident this past June. There is also an acknowledgement of the passing of Leonard Nimoy and his great contributions to the series. Idris Elba’s roll as Krall is like so many of Star Trek’s villains who motivation is not so much malevolence as having lost his way; Sofia Boutila registers strongly as Jayla, a resourceful refugee who comes to the aid of the Enterprise’s crew. And Greg Grunberg  (plays Finnegan)  and Simon Pegg are in that rare group of actors who can say they’ve been in both a Star Trek and a Star Wars film. The visuals are truly stunning; the destruction and crashing of the Enterprise is one of the best special effects sequences in any Star Trek movie so far. Also noteworthy is the massive space station we see in the opening and closing scenes. A lot of laughs and a typical Star Trek movie.

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As always after the movie we went to our favorite coffee cafe for coffee and of course a goodie to go with it. A movie, coffee and my sister's company made for the perfect day. That's it for now, until the next time dear friends be blessed.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like the perfect day, smiles. (I love that series by the way, smiles) Have a lovely Wednesday, Toni.

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  2. Thanks for the review, Toni. I'm a Trekkie from way back but I've not seen this one or the one before. I did see the first one made with Christopher Pine. It was so good and had so many good elements in it referring back to the classic series. It is sad about the man who played Chekhov. How sad and tragic. I'll wait until I can see this with my youngest son. It's no fun watching it by myself. Have a great day.

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  3. Great review and now I want to see it too!
    Have a great day today Toni.

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