'Star Trek Beyond' premieres at Comic-Con

by Wade Massey July 22, 2016, 6:20

Star Trek Beyond will hit theaters this Friday, and it's set to be the biggest entry in the successful film franchise. Idris Elba, one of the best actors working today, was the villain Krall.

The scene in question turns out to be a mere moment, lightly handled, showing Sulu greeting his same-sex partner and their daughter after a long mission.

"At least I won't die alone", Bones says as the aircraft focus their attention on the two Enterprise crew members. "It was about being true to (Star Trek creator) Gene (Roddenberry)'s vision and storytelling". Lin takes over from J.J. Abrams, who helmed Star Trek and its underwhelming 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.

"At the time, I was concerned that his character was supposedly Japanese and had a Japanese name and I wondered if it would ruffle feathers", said Cho, who is of Korean descent. "When I thought about it, I wanted two things: I wanted the parents to look as traditional as possible".

Given a Grade B by the Cinema Evaluation Board, "Imagine You and Me" goes beyond the expected elements of the typical "romcom", even if it is, as fans awaited and demanded, centered on the pairing of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza.

"It's through a shared experience of people from very different backgrounds", he says of its appeal. "But any time we have an opportunity for this kind of discourse, only good things will come". We're on great terms.

"Star Trek Beyond" is not a stale rehash equal to the studio's painful "Terminator: Genisys". Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), on a diplomatic mission, appeals to a snarling beast looming above him in a crowded amphitheater. Or Anton Yelchin's Chekov simply be, in every scene, his ardently antic Chekov self, which allows us to revel in what an inspired job the late young actor did of making Chekov's face match his heavily accented words, his eyes popping in comic communion with his vowels. A decorated hero of the military force that predated Starfleet, Edison represents a link to the dark wartime past of the Federation, whose idealism he denounces as a hypocritical sham; they gave him a peacetime commission, but never came to rescue his downed crew. But I'm looking forward to it, I love Chris, I think he's fantastically talented. I know that it is filled with more of The Original Series' spirit than perhaps even Shatner & Company's cinematic outings. He was going to direct his first film this summer. He adds, of "Star Trek's" inclusive utopia, "This is just everyday life there". He was an incredibly intelligent man. It's hard to talk about, but we don't want to not talk about it.

Jennifer Lawrence apparently wasn't available (or affordable) for a Star Trek debut.

I don't think there's any chance that this captures awards buzz like Star Trek did a few years back, but it's not a near also ran like Star Trek into Darkness was. She befriends Scotty and allies herself with the Enterprise crew. 'So suddenly Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone comes out and fights these guys...' And it started to get tiring, so we started calling her 'J-Law, ' and then she became Jaylah.

"We all loved Sophia". Star Trek Beyond may not go where no Trek has gone before, but it's that very fidelity to the show's original values that will keep fans trekking to the box office. What's more, if you had to find a theme in the "Fast and Furious" films - apart from their real theme, which is that speed and destruction rock - it would be this: A motley crew of multiculti ego-driven auto pilots works best when they make themselves into a team.

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