Tag: Simon Pegg

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)”

You Know Ethan (Mission: Impossible: Fallout, 2018)

The Mission Impossible franchise is kind of…well, a weird one. I thought the first one was okay…but the second film was a mess. J.J. Abrams streamlined things a bit and made an improvement with the third film.  Brad Bird and Christopher McQuarrie directed the… Continue Reading “You Know Ethan (Mission: Impossible: Fallout, 2018)”

Game Addict (Ready Player One, 2018)

In the future, life is so bleak, everyone hangs out in the virtual reality of the Oasis. There, everything is focused around the 80’s pop culture that it’s creator, Halliday was obsessed with. People have video game avatars inspired by various films and they… Continue Reading “Game Addict (Ready Player One, 2018)”

Narnia Quest Part 3 (Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, 2010)

Picking back up World War 2, Peter and Susan are with their father in America.  Lucy and Edmund, on the other hand, are stuck with their unpleasant cousin Eustace.  He is a remarkably anti-social kid.  One afternoon he breaks in on a conversation between… Continue Reading “Narnia Quest Part 3 (Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, 2010)”

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)”