Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, and Sofia Boutella in Star Trek Beyond (2016). Photo from IMDB.com
Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, and Sofia Boutella in Star Trek Beyond (2016). Photo from IMDB.com

(Costa Rica Confidential) Although the new Star Trek movie has yet to open in Costa Rica, Confidential took a peek around the web to find out what we can expect when it does open, probably this week.

So far only Cinemark is listing the Star Trek movie as “proximamente” (coming soon), but no date.

Zoe Saldana in Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Zoe Saldana in Star Trek Beyond (2016)

The Vox says, “Star Trek Beyond is a stirring return to the big ideas that made the series great. After two disappointing entries in this rebooted film franchise, the new movie gets it right.After two disappointing entries in this rebooted film franchise, the new movie gets it right”.

Sofia Boutella in Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Sofia Boutella in Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Forbes takes the financial side of the movie, saying on “Star Trek Beyond dropped a brutal 69% on its second Friday, earning $6.75 million yesterday to bring its eight-day came to $88.5m. Believe it or not, that’s not the worst Friday-to-Friday drop for a Star Trek film, as Star Trek: Nemesis plunged an insane 83% on its second Friday due to terrible word-of-mouth and brutal competition from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Of course, that film’s reception killed the Next Generation film franchise.”

Idris Elba and Chris Pine in Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Idris Elba and Chris Pine in Star Trek Beyond (2016)

At WIRED, “Star Trek Beyond was shaping up to be a trainwreck…But critic Ryan Britt says the new film is fun and action-packed, and bodes well for future installments.”

John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, and Chris Pine in Star Trek Beyond (2016)
John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, and Chris Pine in Star Trek Beyond (2016)

From what I have read there’s a lot to like about Star Trek Beyond — the stellar cast, all of whom have grown into their roles since the franchise rebooted in 2009 and the effortless way the script, by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, balance character, comedy, and conflict.

Paramount The cast of the original Star Trek.
Paramount. The cast of the original Star Trek.

But as an admitted longtime fan of Star Trek, from the first time I saw Star Trek, the original television series in 1966, to the follow-up television series: Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987 and even attempts at getting into Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and all the motion picture films (some seen several times over and counting), I am anticipating the new film representing a return of sorts to the big ideas that drove the series in the first place.

Paramount. Star Trek: The Next Generation continued the series’ interest in political values.
Paramount. Star Trek: The Next Generation continued the series’ interest in political values.

In the words of Peter Suderman at the Vox, “It’s first Star Trek movie since that 2009 reboot that actually feels like Star Trek.”

Can’t wait for the opening of new Star Trek movie in Costa Rica.