I can still remember my mom going bowling and sending my big brother and I across the street to see The Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn back in 1982. I was 7 years old. It was glorious, and I immediately became enraptured in this whole big thing called sci-fi. I also of course became a lifelong Trek fan! It was from this point forward that Sci-Fi movies became a passion for me!
So now on the 50th Anniversary I know there is a collective holding of the breath to all of us fans. With Star Trek Beyond, could the franchise be taking a bold new turn toward a new frontier of successful movie going experiences? Or would this new installment directed by that Fast and the Furious Director be just a bad set of action sequences shoved together to achieve modern blockbuster status? Well, the good news is that yes, there are definitely some totally amazing action sequences. And, they are every bit as cool as they are when you watch them in the Fast and the Furious movies! And more importantly, those action sequences are way fun, but they are by no means the only focus of the movie!