Star Trek Beyond is a 2016 American science fiction action film directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.
It is the thirteenth film in the Star Trek film franchise and the third installment in the reboot series after Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto reprise their roles as Captain James T. Kirk and Commander Spock, with Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Anton Yelchin reprising their roles from the previous films, with Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella joining the cast.
This is one big flashy eye candy of a movie. It moves along at a good pace, only slowing down for the humorous interactions between Scotty and Bones. But ultimately it’s about a big baddie and how the crew of the Enterprise take him down. For this reason it’s very forgettable and doesn’t have any of the SciFi themes that previous Star Trek stories took on (with varying success) . For this reason it gets a 3/5.