Actors: Chris Pine
An enjoyable romp that married Fast & Furious with Star Trek, retaining the core of what Star Trek is about (even direct lifts from the original films and TOS) and adding lots of salt and pepper. Bustling, busy and grand.
Not as good as the first, but it ticked all the boxes from following the reboot of the original stories while adjusting to the new timeline. Nice switch with Kirk and Spock in the warp core incident, though feel that the resolution was a little too convenient and we were trying to wrap up the reboot so we could get on with some new stories (which is a good thing but made the film feel less than whole for anyone who knows the original works).
A light Sunday rom-com-spy movie. It doesn’t take itself seriously and has some laugh-out-loud moments, though not quite at the level of Something About Mary and the dog-on-speed scene 😉 Cheesy in places, it moves along at a brisk pace never forgetting its opening espionage gambit in both reference and tenuous plot thread. Good fun.
The CG work was exceptional – as you’d come to expect from Dreamworks – though the plot felt a little lacklustre in places. A good family flick with potential for future instalments or prequels which show imagination and poignancy. The idea of this film is to find one’s centre – a truism valid for each of us told through a story. Maybe we can all take note and become better humans 😉