Focus on captain’s strains

by admin on July 18th, 2018

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Boldly going low-tech: Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Scotty (Simon Pegg) and Jaylah (Sofia Boutella) plan their rescue mission.The Star Trek crew has long promised to boldly go where none have gone before.
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Unfortunately, in their latest outing it seems they’ve taken the road most travelled by.

While Star Trek Beyondoffers no great new insight or frankly anything surprising, it is still undoubtedly entertaining.

Once again, Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine, Into the Woods), Commander Spock (Zachary Quinto, Heroes), Scotty (Simon Pegg, Man Up), Bones (Karl Urban, Dredd), Sulu (John Cho, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle), Chekov (the late Anton Yelchin, Only Lovers Left Alive) and Lieutenant Uhura (Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy) fly on the USS Enterprise to the far reaches of space.

When docked on a completely man-made planet with trippy gravity, Kirk learns of a fellow captain (of an unspecified alien race) who lost her crew when her ship crashed.

So the Enterprise is tasked with helping the other captain recover her ship and crew from an unvisited world, cut off from outside communication.

This premise alone should have rung alarm bells for Enterprise crew, but they charge headlong into their mission where, of course, things soon go quite wrong.

The crew encounter Krall, a villain intent on claiming an ancient weapon artifact which the Enterprise is transporting.

Krall’s greatest downfall is also his best assett –he is played by the very busy Idris Elba (who has appeared in no less than six films this year alone, including The Jungle Book, Finding Dory and Bastille Day).

Elba is a fantastic actor with a distinctly villainous voice, buthe is sadly lost beneath prosthetic alien attire and is harder to understand than Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.

Star Trek Beyond, co-written by Pegg, is largely centred around the rigours of captaincy.

Kirk ponders his own drive to remain captain of the Enterprise and compares himself to his hero captain father.

The whole reason the plot is set in motion is because a captain says shecannot leave her crew behind.

Further into the story another captain’s journey is put under the microscope.

The crew find an ally, though, in a complete lone wolf, a woman with neither captain nor crew: Jaylah (Sofia Boutella, Kingsman: The Secret Service).

Jaylah is a breath of fresh air –resourceful, vulnerable, driven and scared.

And thanks to Jaylah, the audience can enjoy the “beats and shouting” of Public Enemy and the Beastie Boys –the scenes in which their songs play are highlights of the film.

Star Trek Beyond is rated M and in cinemas now.

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