Star Trek: Beyond
First screened in July 2016
Director: Justin Lin. Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Idris Elba, Zoë Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella, Deep Roy, Joe Taslim, Lydia Wilson. Screenplay: Simon Pegg and Doug Jung (based, ever more loosely, on characters created by Gene Roddenberry, and drawing from an anonymous fleet of script doctors and fresheners). Twitter Capsule:
In a summer of jalopies, a sleek, serviceable sedan. Not your dream car, but fun enough to drive. Nifty effects.
Just because it ranked among the season's most enjoyable blockbusters doesn't mean that more than the barest memories linger. Committed to competence but also to anonymity.