THE COMMERCIAL MOVIE OF THE WEEK
STAR TREK BEYOND (2016) by Justin Lin
“Long life and prosperity”
The history’s most long lived saga has returned. They weren’t few the ones that anticipated their return after the classic films and the multitude of series would result a disaster, the typical comments of “It’s better to remain with the past memory that observing the new”, but nevertheless the saga was relaunched by the hand of JJ.Abrams in the most successful manner possible, with a more juvenile universe, more open to the public and an entertainment perfectly attached to the story from the saga. This restarts are always difficult, because a small error can make you blow up in the air and lead a consecrated saga and many fan to the histeria, the same that would possibly cause a stop and wouldn’t allow releasing more movies, but JJ Abrams managed to make enjoy the classics and to introduce the saga to the newbies. This way the two movies that came before that have received good reviews appeared and it was decided to continue the story from the hand of Justin Lin,the director of three movies of “Fast & Furious”.
“Star Trek:Beyond” follows the same scheme as the previous. Introduction, event and ending, even though in this case the introduction is based on a monologue from captain Kirk, slowly navigating through the spaceship, knowing the few changes that have been and how the Enterprise has evolved. The instigating is an unknown supernova, due to it’s density it’s inside is not known and an ally ship has been anchored, so they decide to save it, this leading to an unpredictable attack that will cause the fall of the spaceship in that area and the adventure for the salvation. The ending is predictable, typical (not like more can be asked from a saga that is old fashioned when it comes to the ending) but wished for because of the argument, so it doesn’t seem weird.In this case Simon Pegg is involucrated in the script and it’s very notorious.The humorous parts are stronger, there exists some more beyond the topics to cause laughs, but it’s not like they are a short supply… and these ups and downs don’t help the movie, you don’t know if something is serious or humoristic, it isn’t clear what way they wanna go.
Kirk and Spock have one of the hardest missions, saving the Enterprise from the evil Krall. The fall on an enemy planet scatters at it’s allies everywhere, even though everybody is detained except the leaders, the doctors and the engineer, that manage to escape. The viewer enters a rollercoaster of action scenes, with very well done effects, but not so well recorded. The “rollercoaster” term wasn’t referred to the ups and downs of the action, more like to what is understood and what not, it is missed a bit more of diverse content to not go overboard with the action, since you don’t know what is going on in determined moments even though it always ends up well done. The photography and the sound continue the same way that the previous two episodes of the trilogy, very effective and in the exact moments, very few bad things to highlight, and the direction and actuation doesn’t either stand out or overshadow, the usual in this totally commercial cinema, and the new secondaries satisfy quite a lot.
What is clear is that there is still movies to come. Even being inferior to the ones that came before, there is still so much universe to explore that it will still be squandered. No problem by me, as long as the entertainmentin such a perfect way and it interwines in relatively beliavable situations remainsthe Enterprise spaceship mustn’t get lost in any planet, but has to make us enjoy. They are missing a lot from the original universe: unerasable the scene from the first movie of “Star Trek” showing us the spaceship during ten long minutes, analyzing the space and time, seeing it’s intergalactic walk, slowly degustating what is coming, a saga that would make history. The characters lack charm in determined moments, are a bit mechanic, and react how the viewer ask and not how the script asks, the classic’s Spock love doesn’t appear, even though the feelings always outcrop they lack culminating. This being said, the film is very enjoyable, a wild and funny adventure to have a nice time, even though it should come closer (like the last two) to the classics and slightly leave aside the specularity that must always be.
Traducido por: María García-Romeu.