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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Stephen Romei

Star Trek Be­yond (M) This is the third fea­ture film re­boot of the deep space saga that launched with Star Trek: The Mo­tion Pic­ture in 1979. The di­rec­tor is Justin Lin, who made four of the Fast and Fu­ri­ous movies. This is the sort of re­boot I like be­cause it’s there for ev­ery­one. Star Trek devo­tees will have their spe­cialised views on its place in the 13-film uni­verse but av­er­age view­ers will not feel marooned. The ban­ter be­tween crew mem­bers is re­spect­ful, clever and hu­mor­ous. Like the best su­per­hero fran­chises, Star Trek knows how to make fun of it­self. There’s not much char­ac­ter de­vel­op­ment. Kirk has fa­ther is­sues but it’s not taken far. Star Trek Be­yond is an un­com­pli­cated and en­joy­able re­boot of an en­ter­tain­ment fran­chise that has been with us for a long time. Mag­gie’s Plan

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