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The new Star Trek Beyond trailer wants to attract you with action

The new trailer for Star Trek Beyond, the third in the reboot series is much, much better than the first one. But it still feels like a distant cousin of the source material and more like an action-packed summer blockbuster - which isn’t a bad thing.

hollywood Updated: May 21, 2016 13:09 IST
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There’s mass destruction, epic space battles, and a menacing villain in the form of Idris Elba (in heavy prosthetics).
There’s mass destruction, epic space battles, and a menacing villain in the form of Idris Elba (in heavy prosthetics).

The new trailer for Star Trek Beyond, the third in the reboot series is much, much better than the first one. But it still feels like a distant cousin of the source material and more like an action-packed summer blockbuster - which isn’t a bad thing.

Watch: The first Star Trek Beyond trailer is beyond comprehension

There’s a reason why Justin Lin, director of four Fast & Furious movies was chosen to replace JJ Abrams. After the less-than-impressive performance of Star Trek Into Darkness, Paramount was looking to make the series more action-heavy in order to appeal to the general moviegoing audience. And the difference is clear from what we can see here.

Watch the trailer here

There’s mass destruction, epic space battles, and a menacing villain in the form of Idris Elba (in heavy prosthetics).

A hint of personal story is teased, but the focus is largely on adventures in space. Lin has retained Abrams’ visual approach to the material but has left his mark in noticeable ways.

It remains to be seen if this is the Star Trek movie that translates to a wider audience. Maybe that’s why they named it ‘Beyond’.

Read: Paramount looks beyond Star Trek Beyond: Starts planning 4th film

The movie stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Jon Cho, Sofia Butella and Idris Elba. It arrives in theatres on July 22.

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