In 2016, the last Next Gen Star Trek movie was released. Titled “Star Trek Beyond,” it was the third installment in the rebooted film franchise that began with 2009’s “Star Trek” and continued with 2013’s “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
“Star Trek Beyond” follows the crew of the USS Enterprise as they are attacked by a powerful alien named Krall. The attack causes the ship to crash-land on an uncharted planet, leaving Captain Kirk (played by Chris Pine) and his crew stranded and separated from each other. In order to save themselves and stop Krall from unleashing a deadly weapon upon the galaxy, they must work together to find a way off the planet and defeat their enemy.
The film features an ensemble cast of familiar characters from previous Star Trek movies, including:
- Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk
- Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock
- Karl Urban as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy
- Zoe Saldana as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
- Simon Pegg as Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott
- John Cho as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
The movie also introduces new characters played by Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella.
“Star Trek Beyond” received generally positive reviews from critics and fans alike. Many praised its action sequences, humor, and strong performances from the cast. However, some criticized its plot for being too formulaic and predictable.
Box Office Performance
Despite its positive reception, “Star Trek Beyond” underperformed at the box office compared to its predecessors. It grossed $343 million worldwide, which was lower than the $385 million earned by “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
In conclusion, “Star Trek Beyond” was the last Next Gen Star Trek movie released in 2016. While it received generally positive reviews, it did not perform as well at the box office as its predecessors. Nonetheless, it remains a beloved entry in the Star Trek franchise and a must-watch for fans of the series.