FIRST LOOK: "Star Trek Beyond" Spews Action Swarms and Sophisticated Symbolic Hat Tipping

Updated 1 year ago by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
FIRST LOOK:  "Star Trek Beyond" Spews Action Swarms and Sophisticated Symbolic Hat Tipping

Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise....

Those words did not light an immediate ratings popularity, but brought forth the science-fiction dreams of many civilizations during a time when men in space was part of the national agenda.

Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek" captivated an intellectual, philosophical, and equality minded environment where peaceful conflict resolution prevails in a galaxy still filled with difference and violent conflict.

"Beyond" spiritually , symbolically and successfully recaptures and reflects upon  the challenges,  discoveries, and adventures of Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty,  Sulu , Uhura and Chekov.

Now, I daresay, it's one of the best hold on to your seats action films of the year. That's the brilliance. The one-on-one camaraderie blends well into the astonishing  special effects in which  "universe" and  ship falling apart scenes excel. When the males and females are not punching and kicking hand to hand , the silver screen evolves into a black swarming mass of bats/bees saturating all points of egress. Translation: Think of how one lone bird can foul up a jet.

Males have dominated the outer space genres. The Trek odyssey propelled racial and gender harmony. Beyond suggests a step past equality i.e. cohabiting which has mixed results. Highlight: Bones tells Spock about "Earth Girls."

Tossed off their bucking space broncos by a litany of one liners, speeding around the enemy's base on a cycle, and promoting 'go girl' loyalty, aptitude, intellect and leadership, "Beyond's" mainstay dilemmas resemble western heroes facing high noon. Ironically, Roddenberry did conceive the original series as a "Wagon Train to the Stars."

Whether Trekkie, a Star Warrior , or seeking excitement , "Beyond" has the "force with it," along with anticipated deep cerebral conjectures. It's a fun, recommended  interplanetary thrill ride for men and women.

 

 

 

 

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