Star Trek Beyond
I don't even know if I want to continue listening to this review. I'm really upset A.Ron didn't like this movie.
I will keep listening, but I am surprised A.Ron didn't like it. I wonder what Jim will think. Yes, Into Darkness lowered my expectations quite a bit, so I forgave the abundance of action set pieces, but there were good character moments in this! I felt like the crew knew each other, for the first time. The Uhura tracking device joke was pitch perfect. The villain twist got me, and thematically, I think the message is very important for our current political climate... and isn't that what I want most from Star Trek?
I do think liking Enterprise helps with this one. For instance, I am not surprised there was a working motorcycle on the ship, given what I've seen on Enterprise. It was throwaway and dumb, ultimately, but it didn't seem implausible at least.
And, it did the thing where the crew was stranded and broke off into groups and had to work through their problems!