STAR TREK BEYOND Is The Film Trekkies Have Been Waiting For

While it won’t be widely released in US theaters until next week, a private press screening of Star Trek Beyond was held on Wednesday night in Los Angeles — and initial reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

TrekNews.net contributor Laura Sirikul, who attended the LA screening, tweeted “#StarTrekBeyond is what the Trekkies have been waiting for from the three movies. This was great” immediately following the film’s conclusion.

“The word is given!! #StarTrekBeyond is a blast! Great fun, action, humor! A throwback to The Original Series!” tweeted Access Hollywood film critic Scott Mantz.

Critic for the Guardian and host of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast Jordan Hoffman tweeted “STAR TREK BEYOND does something magical: has big, bold action but puts these characters in, basically, a TOS episode. For me it was a dream.”

Directed by Justin Lin, written by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McCay, Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella and Lydia Wilson. The film will hit theaters on July 22 after premiering during San Diego Comic-Con on July 20.

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  • The Sound of One Man Laughing

    Good comments on action and humor – that’s not quite enough to make it TOS, though. I’ll see it when its here in the US and see what I think.

  • Thiatas
    • Tuskin38

      Is, is this serious? HAHAHAHA

      Oh god my sides. Good luck with that buddy.

    • BigMountainFudgeCake

      Thiatas = Just another egomaniac who think he knows what Star Trek is.

      • Real Spock

        No we know what NO Star Trek is. And this stupid Abrams Stuff is NOT Star Trek 😉

  • Shanahan

    Saw it twice, the second time in IMAX 3D, and enjoyed it. Is it perfect? No, but it is entertaining, and also has several callbacks to Trek history. For me, it was the veritable “good time at the movies”.