Tag: Anton Yelchin

A War This Time (Terminator: Salvation, 2009)

Six years later, the studio wanted to try and reboot the franchise.  The biggest twist of the film this time around? No time travel. The beginning of a planned trilogy set during the war, Christian Bale takes over the role of John Conner. The… Continue Reading “A War This Time (Terminator: Salvation, 2009)”

Boldly Going Pt 13 (Star Trek Beyond, 2016)

After Into Darkness, Trek lost Abrams to Wars. Simon Pegg stepped up as a screenwriter with Doug Jung to try and get the Kelvin timeline back on track.  The studio also decided to try out an action director, Justin Lin, who had success with… Continue Reading “Boldly Going Pt 13 (Star Trek Beyond, 2016)”

Going Boldly Pt 12 (Star Trek Into Darkness, 2013)

After a pretty successful first outing, the whole team came back. So, my hopes were riding high for another exciting Star Trek film. But early on I saw a danger sign. They were basically doing a Man of Steel. It was clear that they… Continue Reading “Going Boldly Pt 12 (Star Trek Into Darkness, 2013)”

Boldly Going Pt 11 (Star Trek, 2009)

It is often not really a great sign when a franchise seems to go dormant. After the struggle at the box office with Nemesis and a large amount of negative fan reaction, Paramount’s Star Trek team started trying to figure out new ideas, most… Continue Reading “Boldly Going Pt 11 (Star Trek, 2009)”

Green Room Serenade (Green Room, 2016)

Green Room is one of Anton Yelchin’s final films.  The story is simple.  Pat and his friends are in a punk band.  When their show falls through, they get a new gig in a remote club.  They discover it is a Neo-Nazi bar.  When… Continue Reading “Green Room Serenade (Green Room, 2016)”

To Infinity And… (Star Trek Beyond, 2016)

In the third film since J.J. Abrams rebooted the Star Trek Universe, we get an original story.  And really? It is quite a bit of fun.  It begins a bit shaky with attempts to give us brief character moments that are not entirely effective. … Continue Reading “To Infinity And… (Star Trek Beyond, 2016)”