Star Trek has a massive fandom with a growth that shows no signs of stopping. We have a new television series next year and now, we have a new movie that fully lives up to the hype that the previous movies have garnished.
Set one year after defeating Khan, the Enterprise crew find themselves dealing with personal conflicts. When Starfleet sends them on a mission to find a lost crew, things take a sharp turn for the worst.
The previous movies focused primarily on Kirk and Spock, whereas this movie has a plot which involved the whole ensemble. Every main character had at least two great moments and they all complimented each other. Also, this movie contains a tasteful amount of comedic moments so as to achieve a balance without being a comedy. With the same epic space drama complementing the hilarious character interactions, the audience is engaged.
I also have to comment on our new villain, Krall.
There is a twist with him, which I won't spoil, but I saw it coming a mile away.
Without that twist, he would have been a disappointingly corny presence. With that twist, he has a much deeper personality and you can piece together the clues that lead to his identity.
And even though I'm not usually a fan of having new characters join a classic cast, I really love Jaylah's character and everything she does. Taking her fear of Krall and manipulating it as a defense was an extremely interesting facet.
If you're a fan of the previous Trek movies, then this is definitely right up your alley and worth every penny. I feel that with each movie we get one step closer to classic Trek. This is one of the better paced movies with action, humor, and fascinating character development.
*siiiiiiiggghhh* Alright..... time to get this over with. .....Suicide Squad is next..... I'm going to get some help with this one.