Star Trek Beyond DVD review

What intrigued me when this movie initially released in cinemas was the character of Jaylah on the poster, uniquely iconic and an interesting addition to the Star Trek Universe .  I was interested to find out what this character would bring to the Star Trek movie franchise seeing that other Sci Fi Space themed franchises had brought out new strong female leads like Gamora and Rey. Jaylah definitely deserves an honorable mention as I found her a combination of Gamora and Rey in that she is both a Bad ass and resourceful. Apart from the usual personalities on the Enterprise, her character adds a fresh and dynamic break from the Star Fleet uniforms.

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.  Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise encounter an alien warrior race when marooned on a distant planet after the destruction of their spaceship. After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

This reboot has succeeded in reawakening the Star Trek Movie franchise in this thrilling sequel directed by Fast & Furious director Justin Lin, as the film does not hold back on action, sets, costume and visual effects. Idris Elba brings an intensity when playing the villain Krall, who I find also added to pushing the storytelling along. The film builds up a good story that tears apart all stability of what we know of the Federation while pushing Captain Kirk to his limits, the movie won’t disappoint you whether you a Trekkie or not.

Additional Information

Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital
Genre: Sci-Fi
Age Rating: Mature
Estimated RRP: R100+
Release Date: 1 November 2016

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  • I enjoyed Beyond, it felt as if the characters matured a lot and the actors’ also feel more comfortable with their characters. A great story to build even more on this great universe. -Leon de Bruin

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