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Justin Lin

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Ur­ban, Si­mon Pegg

122 mins

But by the time the film’s sec­ond ex­ces­sively on-the-nose mu­sic cue roars out of the speak­ers and you’re re­minded of Justin Lin’s ca­reer high­point, Fast 5, in a bonkers fi­nale, it’s clear that this Trek is aim­ing squarely for a crowd-pleas­ing tri­fecta of big dumb fun.

On those terms, it’s one of sum­mer’s bet­ter tent­poles, whether fans flock to this Mar­vel admirer re­mains to be seen.

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