This movie followed the same tone as the first but seemed to want to beat the first movie’s premise and outdo itself in as many ways possible. Still bright and shiny and peppered with humour, this outing started to feel like Marvel were just trying to up the problem stakes to interstellar levels. We all know Thanos is around the corner so, I guess, we have to see the teams up against seismic odds beforehand. But is there a time that a movie can be too like its comic book origin and start to fall flat?
Actors: Zoe Saldana
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).