With several press screenings now under its belt, it looks like Star Trek Beyond is racking up tons of reactions which are beyond positive. Directed by Justin Lin, the threequel will be released next week in the U.S., but those who were lucky enough to have seen the film early are already sharing their thoughts about film on the Internet.
In one corner of social media, there are dozens of fans rallying behind the latest Star Trek flick. Users such as @BilgeEbiri, @donkaye, and @JackGi have all complimented the film and said it stands as their favorite of the trilogy. Check out all of the reactions below!
STAR TREK BEYOND is very entertaining, surprisingly earnest, occasionally dopey (but in a good way). I think Trek fans will really dig it.— Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) July 14, 2016
Big sigh of relief: STAR TREK BEYOND is a blast. Easily the best of the new series.— Don Kaye (@donkaye) July 14, 2016
Star Trek Beyond overcomes its villain problem with the cast, the set pieces, and a surprising amount of heart.Most optimistic of the three.— Jack Giroux (@JackGi) July 14, 2016
Really think fans are going to enjoy Star Trek Beyond. I did. Think most will be like pic.twitter.com/SHTfPsOFps— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 14, 2016
Just saw Star Trek Beyond. I am allowed to say I really, really enjoyed it. Way better than Into Darkness & closest to spirit of TOS. ?— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) July 14, 2016
Just saw #StarTrekBeyond, and it's infinitely better than Star Trek Into Darkness. One of the most entertaining Trek films.— William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani) July 14, 2016
No idea what the hardcore will think, but I reeeeeally enjoyed STAR TREK BEYOND. This should have been the sequel to '09.— TheMoogly (@DrewAtHitFix) July 14, 2016
However, in another corner, we can find fans who didn’t react as enthusiastically about the film as other did. Their opinions were much more mixed as these fans criticized the film’s lack of moral dilemmas and overall direction. Popular youtuber @JackHoward and actor @jeffcannata shared their iffy opinions through Twitter following their screenings of Star Trek Beyond.
I also saw Star Trek Beyond. Again, it's okay. The character and story is pretty good but the direction and action is pretty poor imo.— Jack Howard (@JackHoward) July 13, 2016
Star Trek Beyond is a well made scifi adventure. It just isn’t Star Trek. It’s a pretty good Mass Effect movie, though, if you want that.— Jeff Cannata (@jeffcannata) July 14, 2016
Overall, fans seem to agree that Star Trek Beyond harkens back to the trilogy’s 2009 debut that had both new and old fans hyped for the rebooted sci-fi franchise. And, undoubtedly, most are also grateful the latest film avoids Star Trek Into Darkness’ bad press as fans were very vocal with their complaints about the sequel. It’s nice to see critics and press members backing the film as fans were initially wary of the film after its first official trailer was released. Apparently, its Beastie Boys soundtrack threw people off more than expected.
Watching the Beastie Boys and Star Trek go together like orange juice and toothpaste.— Vinebooks (@vinny_ebooks) July 3, 2016
Star Trek Beyond will have its world premiere next week at San Diego Comic Con where the cast will convene and introduce their latest film. Afterwards, fans all across the country will be able to board theaters to experience the latest Star Trek movie on July 22nd 2016.