Let’s take a breather from Star Wars mania to go over to that other Universe – Star Trek. Paramount has released the first trailer for Star Trek: Beyond and not surprisingly, with Justin Lin at the helm, it is 90 seconds of fun, fast-paced action with The Beastie Boys ‘Sabotage’ blaring in the background. The whole feel is, dare I say, Fast and Furious in space.
This energy is truly exciting for a Star Trek film. Some may say that the music choice (which was also in the first movie), action and humor goes against the tone of Star Trek – which is understandable. But I say, let’s wait until we see the storytelling. If director Justin Lin and writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung successfully pair this crazy, high octane action with the good, meaningful storytelling that Star Trek is known for, then we could see a new trend for the franchise.
NOTE – No sign of Idris Elba, unless he was in make-up????
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