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Review: Star Trek Beyond

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:30 on 21 Jul 2016
Star Trek Beyond
The things you remember from Star Trek Into Darkness: the theatrical dramatic pause before the shitty Khan reveal; Benedict Cumberbatch doing that weird over-enunciation thing he thinks makes bad dialogue sound better; Kirk kicking the warp core like a broken printer; the bit where Bones basically cures death; Tribbles; the platform game level at the end where Spock channels Super Mario. The things you don't remember from Star Trek Into Darkness: the good stuff, I guess? I don't recall it being a terrible film, quite enjoyable in the moment in fact, but a post-viewing breakdown revealed the story to have as much structural integrity as a piss-soaked newspaper. Star Trek Beyond, however, rights everything that Star Trek Into Darkness put wrong. It may not be as polished or as ambitious as its predecessor, but it is far truer to the core themes of what Trek is all about; crucially, it's a film that looks to the future, not the past.

Star Trek Into Darkness and five other spoilery DVD covers

Posted by Matt at 14:00 on 02 Sep 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness and five other spoilery DVD covers
Star Trek Into Darkness is released on DVD and Blu-ray today and, in case you haven't already heard, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON’T READ THE BACK COVER.

Serious corner: Why nostalgia is stunting Hollywood's growth

Posted by Ali at 07:30 on 11 Jun 2013
Serious corner: Why nostalgia is stunting Hollywood's growth
Yeah, this is a long one. If you want a TL;DR, then I guess I can sum up this article by saying 'Wah wah waah'. Also spoilers for Star Trek Into Darkness and Iron Man 3.

The 5 (million) dumbest things about Star Trek Into Darkness

Posted by Luke at 16:00 on 24 May 2013
The 5 (million) dumbest things about Star Trek Into Darkness
When Matt reviewed Star Trek Into Darkness he echoed what many others have said: lots of fun but bobbins plot and too much reliance on nostalgia. So with my expectations suitably lowered I embarked upon a little trek of my own to the cinema, and - unfortunately - it turned out to be much more of a Slow Slog Into Dumbness than I had feared. Here's my best attempt at explaining why. (Mahoosive spoilers and frothy entitlism ahead - you have been warned!)

New poster trend alert: Just add motion blur

Posted by Matt at 22:00 on 10 May 2013
New poster trend alert: Just add motion blur
Following on from posters with sparks, posters with diagonals and 16 poster traditions that need to die in a fire, here are some... wait, do we do this too much?

Reviewing Star Trek Into Darkness with gifs

Posted by Matt at 12:00 on 07 May 2013
Reviewing Star Trek Into Darkness with gifs
So you may have seen our official, in-depth Star Trek Into Darkness review posted a few days ago. But what’s that you say? Tl; dr? Right, so what would you prefer? A quick, short review cut down into bite-size chunks and, I don’t know, accompanied by funny moving pictures? (*sigh*) Make it so...

Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

Posted by Matt at 19:00 on 04 May 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness
Right from the very first scene, which sees Kirk and Bones sprinting through bright red flora to escape from a primitive alien tribe, Star Trek Into Darkness proves to be a film of relentless adventure. It’s non-stop action through and through, and, once this opening chase sets the pace, the film seems to always be constantly accelerating. As such, the film spends all of its time going somewhere; and it goes quickly, it goes loudly and it goes spectacularly. The only problem is that it never seems to live up to the franchise’s original mission statement and go boldly.

Something about this Star Trek Into Darkness poster seems a little off

Posted by Ali at 11:00 on 16 Apr 2013


I can't quite put my finger on what's weird about it.

Fixing Paramount's Star Trek Into Darkness 'cinemosaic'

Posted by Luke at 12:40 on 11 Apr 2013
Fixing Paramount's Star Trek Into Darkness 'cinemosaic'
Today Paramount revealed something called a 'cinemosaic' for the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness. To be honest I'd never heard of one of them before, but when I found out it was basically a bunch of animated gifs sitting on the internet and none of them featured cats, well... something had to be done.

If the new Star Trek poster was as subtle as the new Star Trek trailer

Posted by Ali at 14:00 on 21 Mar 2013
If the new Star Trek poster was as subtle as the new Star Trek trailer
They should have called this movie Star Tits Into Bra-rkness. Am I right or am I right? (Actual poster at IMP).

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