Here’s What Critics Are Saying About ‘Star Trek Beyond’ 

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Still from 'Star Trek Beyond'
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Take a look at the reviews before heading to the theater!

Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Scott (Simon Pegg) and rest of crew are blasting into theaters today (July 22, 2016) with Star Trek Beyond. The rebooted series has breathed new life into a franchise long considered too dry and nerdy for the summer masses, but how does the latest film measure up? Here’s what the critics think…

“It may not boldly go where no Star Trek film has gone before, but it gets there at warp speed, and with a full tank of fresh ideas.”

-Michael O’Sullivan [Washington Post]

“There are bright, busy Star Trek movies, full of wit and interest, and then there are Star Trek movies like this one, that are subdued and dark, as if imbued with the monotony of being stuck on a space ship for five long years.”

-Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]

“Not every wheel needs reinventing, and one of the abiding pleasures of Star Trek, in its old and newer iterations, lies in its balance of stubborn consistency and canny inventiveness.”

-A.O. Scott [New York Times]

“Though the action-packed trailers might suggest he simply launched that manic vibe into space, [Justin] Lin and scriptwriters Simon Pegg and Doug Jung made a clever plot move that gives Beyond the most breathing room for its characters in years.”

-Jim Slotek [Toronto Sun]

“The script injects a welcome strain of humor that’s true to the original Gene Roddenberry creation, delivering nostalgia without stiff veneration.”

-David Rooney [The Hollywood Reporter]

“An enjoyably old-fashioned entry in the new series. Short on back story, long on action, loads of fun.”

-Rafer Guzmán [Newsday]