Star Trek fans will literally be bursting out of their Klingon bathrobes with excitement at the thought of the release of Star Trek Beyond, which opens in Singapore cinemas on the 21st of July. And it’s especially exciting because it is the 50th anniversary of the release of the original TV series, created by the immortal Gene Roddenberry. It has been one of the most successful franchises in both TV and film history, and promises to continue to be so.
Directed by Justin Lin (of Fast & Furious fame) and scripted by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, this latest installment promises to boldly go where no man has gone before, bringing the pace and excitement of the Lin’s action movies to the fascinatingly complex world of Star Trek. And this thirteenth film in the series sees the return of regulars such as Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg and John Cho paired with newcomers of the ilk of Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella. Sadly, it is the last film that Anton Yelchin appeared in before his untimely death earlier this year.
Excitement about Star Trek before its release in cinemas
Interestingly well-timed leaks from ‘studio sources’ have created a huge level of anticipation for this film’s release, and if it lives anywhere up to the hype that’s been going on this will be one of the major Star Trek success stories. A series of trailers has also helped create intense curiosity, with various versions concentrating on action sequences, then crew interaction, and finally a combination of both that gives a true indication of the levels of complexity the film contains.
Synopsis of Star Trek Beyond
Halfway into its latest five-year mission, the USS Enterprise is attacked and overcome, forcing the crew to abandon ship and flee to a nearby planet. Stranded and with little hope of rescue, they are forced to battle mysterious aliens and new villains in an attempt to survive and find their way home. With resources stretched to the limit and their numbers gradually thinning, it is a nail-biting fight for survival in true Star Trek form.
And whether you’re a fan of the various manifestations of the Star Trek universe or not, this has all the hallmarks of a movie anyone will enjoy. Thrills, spills, fascinating characters, intriguing storylines and a major visual treat for the eyes, Star Trek Beyond is sure to be one of the major hits of the summer movie season.