Star Trek Beyond is the 13th Star Trek movie ever created and the third installment in J.J. Abrams stable of creations since his 2009 big-budget series reboot. It’s also the first Star Trek not directed by J.J. Abrams but rather Justin Lin of the Fast & Furious franchise and fame.
There’s plenty of big, boomy sci-fi/fantasy action violence, including space battles, crashes, explosions, minor characters being hurt or killed, hand-to-hand and martial arts fighting, and a mean, angry bad guy in Star Trek Beyond. A major character is injured, and there’s a painful but comical scene involving his impalement wound. Language is infrequent but does include a couple of uses of “horses–t,” as well as “damn,” “hell,” “bastard,” and “my God.”
Two characters in Star Trek Beyond are in a romantic relationship and spend the entire movie in a fight. So only a kiss on the cheek is shown between them; and propagation of a species is top of mind. There’s also a brief scene of a woman throwing a shirtless man out of her cabin/quarters. Characters occasionally drink fine scotch or other spirits, but mainly for enjoyment, though one character does try to get drunk.
Overall, Star Trek Beyond offers a good attitude and strong messages related to teamwork and diversity overcome its iffy material, making it a great pick for older tweens and up.
> Star Trek theme (616kb, MP3 ringtone)
The Star Trek and Star Trek Beyond ringtone is free but it’s in mp3 format. It works on Google Android and Windows smartphones as well as iPhone. You should side load to any Samsung/HTC/Motorloa Android, Windows mobile smartphone or iPhone in order to set it up as your ringtone. iPhone users need only download the Ringtone Maker which we’ve covered in a previous post.