A. O. Scott - New York Times
The actors, in particular, carry the essence of Roddenberry’s inclusive vision into the present. Star Trek Beyond is designed to dazzle.Stephanie Zacharek - Time
A return to fun, and a return to form for the new version of the old Trek.
What did I think of it?
INTO DARKNESS almost persuaded me never to see another new Star Trek movie ever again.
But STAR TREK BEYOND has redeemed the franchise for me.
It tilts the eyes, stirs the imagination, tickles the funny bone, and touches the heart.
What more could you ask for?
This film further develops the Spock/McCoy feisty, funny dynamic from the old series and breathes new life and depth to it.
This is the first film of the three reboots that begins with the full crew, separates them into new teams, and then reunites them --
all the while keeping the momentum going forward in fun, unexpected twists and turns.
"Oh, but it is the same brand going where it's gone before" is one thing some reviews whine.
Not every wheel needs reinventing.
Sometimes it just needs a little axle grease and a shine ...
which STAR TREK BEYOND does ... for me.
After all, all I can say about a movie is what it did for me.
And this movie made me a kid again, enjoying the wonderment of a universe of spectacle and mystery.
And Jaylah is my new Sci-Fi heart-throb.