Download Episode

Erik does his best to defend this installment of the Star Trek reboot against the onslaughts of Paul and Shark, who had some very harsh opinions and choice words for this movie. Whatever integrity or merit this movie has is held up by its (still) excellent core cast (the jibes and banter between Spock and McCoy in particular.) Sadly most of that merit is squandered through terrible direction, action sequences that amount to nothing more than vigorous camera shaking, a very thin plot, unclear motives of the main villain and utterly eye-rolling choices that border on idiotic. This movie could have been good in someone else’s hands, but in director Justin Lin’s it (predictably) becomes simply Fast & Furious in space.

07/28/16 Star Rekt – “Star Trek Beyond”