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.
Actors: Karl Urban
Pitch Black in the daytime. If you’ve seen the original you won’t find anything new here but it’s an enjoyable action flick. Only one scene did make me question the structure – Riddick vs the Mud Monsters. Riddick spends ages preparing to vanquish the beast, yet has to tempt it to appear and eventually power-slides across the mud to kill/evade it. Why couldn’t he do that before it appeared and save all the trouble?!
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).