So first Independence Day, now Star Trek.  The ‘Sneak Attack’ seems to be the trend at the moment.  Enjoy the new trailer for Star Trek Beyond:

Well it looks like Director Justin Lin (pretty much every Fast and The Furious movie), is making his mark on the world of Star Trek if the trailer is anything to go by.  The movie stars Chris PineZachary QuintoZoe SaldanaSimon Pegg, Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella.  Personally I always look forward to seeing Idris Elba in anything, especially a Star Trek Movie.  Although if you check out IMDB.com, you’ll see that neither Idris Elba or Sofia Boutella have their character names listed.  Maybe they’re extra cautious after ‘Khan-Gate’ last time around.  Similar to the new Independence Day Trailer it has a fan-made feel about it.  Where I.D. felt like compilation of movies sliced together to make a trailer, Star Trek feels like a fan made music video.  It’s still an enjoyable trailer but very light on story or showcasing any new characters.  “It’s a teaser!” I hear you shout in Klingon.  Yes, but it does feel like they rushed it out to plant their flag in a Star Wars saturated market by throwing some clips over a cool track (Beastie Boys ‘Sabotage’).  I guess we should be grateful they didn’t do a cover, I’m looking at you ‘Pan’ (2015) ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’.  No doubt the track is a reference to this scene from Star Trek (2009) [adjusts glasses].

Whether you like Star Trek or not, one thing is for certain, you’ll have the Beastie Boys in your head for the rest of the day.  Let us know what you think of the new trailer in the comment section below or on Facebook

I’ll just leave this here and see how many people I can upset with one image:

STAR TREK: BEYOND opens in Australia 21 July 2016

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