When a franchise loses its numerical references we can start to get lost as to where we are in the extended plot arcs. Here, we find ourselves on yet another mission of the team. It’s a continuation of what went before and sets us up towards what will come as the agents near retirement and hand over to the new crew. The story was better than I had expected and hinted at players behind the scenes orchestrating global events like master chess players many steps ahead of the team. A good action movie with some intelligent twists which actually made it less just ‘mission impossible’ and more leaning towards a stronger spy franchise premise such as James Bond.
Actors: Simon Pegg
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).