It’s been four years since the last Star Trek film blasted on to our screens and the follow-up doesn’t disappoint, thanks largely to new villain John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) are back butting heads and developing their ‘bromance’ with fine style.
The crew of Bones (Karl Urban), Sulu (John Cho), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Chekov (Anton Yelchin) and Scotty (Simon Pegg) – the latter still struggling with his Scottish accent – all have limited but important roles to play.
This time the Starfleet crew has come under attack from one if it’s own, with Cumberbatch oozing sophistication as a superior villain. Who he really is and his motives for attacking the Enterprise cannot be revealed because of potential spoilers.
Director J.J. Abrams takes viewers on an action-packed journey, with first-class special effects, which was to be expected.
A special mention must go to Zachary Quinto who is excellent, portraying both Spock’s intellectual side and emotional vulnerabilities.
The only downside is the very open-ended conclusion, so here’s hoping Abrams will be back for another go at the helm.
By Isabella Pittaway
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