Star Trek Beyond was Justin Lins first "rebooted" Trek movie to hit cinemas in 2016 after STID and 2009.
On Stardate 2263.2 Captain Kirk wrecks the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 by smashing the Federations flagship into an alien planet. Memory alpha confirms the movies villain is one badass cookie, Krall was like Director Justin Lins secret weapon designed to omaze the crowds. Unfortunately my friends, Krall's silence is also why Star Trek Beyond fizzled.
(I've vented my trek frustration several times throughout the year.) How many of us wanted to know more about the movies villain, Krall???
Who in the galactic universe was Krall and why were his dynamic capabilities kept hidden? The big bad Elba was perfect for playing evil Krall. The only snag was we were kept in the dark. That means us People!!!
Believe me if I knew more about Krall you guys would have read all about him at Star Trek Sci Fi Blog. So blame the Star Trek Kid, Justin Lin. In any case the movies domestic release warped ahead on the 22nd July, 2016. Here was one of the main characters in the entire movie, Star Trek Beyond and very little Krall in trailers. The villain could have stirred up an increasing hotbed of emotions generating huge interest in the movies swarming conflicts and sparsely populated class M world (magnetically attracting eager fans and sweet studio profits).
But do lets be honest, trekkers to warriors LET TALK about the LAST MONTH before Star Trek Beyond even hit the big screen!!!
Why did Justin Lin keep Krall Top Secret?
While Idris Elba geeked around during Star Trek's marketing campaign, why couldn't he just tell us about Star Trek Beyond's villain, Krall? Was he forbidden? The bad guy was deep deep undercover somewhere, a strange alien and a Columbo mystery for the Enterprise crew, how do you EXPLAIN THAT to fans in the closing LAST MONTH?. So what happens? Virtually no Krall in any of Star Trek Beyond's trailers which spelt one thing.............................................
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Krall's late arrival on the scene turned solid gold into ashes. So when he said "I'm counting on it" to Lieutenant Uhura - too much time had elapsed to get an instinctive, terrified reaction from loyal fans and movie addicts. Scary words weren't enough to shrink me into my seat... It was puzzling to gauge why Krall was scouring the Enterprise looking for this magical device. Why was he on the warpath with Starfleet? This villain didn't add a crisp new dimension which made me feel alive. The USS Enterprise NCC 1701 crew's safety didn't matter much either, those guys know the drill I told myself. Krall just didn't petrify me with fear.
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This years 13th installment attracted $343.3M at the box office for Star Trek's 50th anniversary, I guess we've been lucky. The movie alone cost $150 million to produce. So it wasn't a complete disaster, financially speaking. In reality the Box-Office numbers were a low dick punch for Paramount Pictures. Star Trek Beyond hardly triumphed in comparison to its cousin, Star Wars The Force Awakens but it deserved better. The Force Awakens raked in $2.066 billion bucks .......just when we thought it couldn't get any worse...)Star Wars victory music starts playing. (I really feel like crying now and going home) record player scratch....
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Movie fans know Star Treks former director J.J. Abrams led Star Wars to victory. Yeah, yeah yeah... cry me a river. He was Star Trek's last best hope... okay, okay enough whimpering already.... but I want to get serious for a moment, it wont take long.... wait I've changed my mind.