The third chapter in the rebooted Star Trek franchise feels fresh.
Star Trek Beyond is an all around commendable movie that competently side steps the regular blockbuster criticisms.
When the story picks up much of the crew is disenfranchised by their mission to boldly go where no man has gone before. Kirk and Spock both feel spaced-out and desire to live a more grounded life. So they visit a city-ball-floaty-thing out in the middle of outer space in order to have a well-deserved rest-up. But, the moment they settle in, they’re sent back out into deep space to help a shipwrecked crew. Treachery ensues, and the crew of the enterprise finds themselves marooned on a hostile planet.