Star Trek: Beyond
First screened in July 2016
Director: Justin Lin. Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Idris Elba, Zoë Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella, Deep Roy, Joe Taslim, Lydia Wilson. Screenplay: Simon Pegg and Doug Jung (based, ever more loosely, on characters created by Gene Roddenberry, and drawing from an anonymous fleet of script doctors and fresheners).

Twitter Capsule: In a summer of jalopies, a sleek, serviceable sedan. Not your dream car, but fun enough to drive. Nifty effects.

VOR:   Ranked among season's most enjoyable blockbusters, yet no more than the barest memories linger. Committed to competence but also to anonymity.

Photo © 2016 Paramount Pictures/Skydance Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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