Star Trek Beyond - par.
I've long given up the movie franchise reprising the thoughtfulness you see in TOS (maybe Brian Fuller's TV show will address that) and judge it on a curve where movie makers have to cater to today's audiences and the current zeitgeist to be economically feasible. I really enjoyed the "movie event" character of the first two, the 3rd installment feels like it fell short on writing and spectacularity. Not spectacular enough for you, you say, well, I'm inured to the special effects wizardry nowadays and I've seen some of the Fast and Furious movies, it gets old after awhile.
It tried to make up for its shortcomings by catering to Trek fans, all the duet character interactions were fun, McCoy 2.0 really gets all the intonations of McCoy 1.0. And it featured, like the previous two, the Enterprise, as a character, with a little extra from an older model. Spaceships is one of the prime reasons I go to watch Star Trek and it wasn't disappointing in that respect although there's nothing new like the Enterprise coming out of warp speed, firing its phasers or coming out of the water spraying the planet's awestruck natives and then flying in atmosphere.
How many ways can you destroy the Enterprise, let me count the ways, the one in this movie was pretty epic. It's funny how movie makers want to crash daddy's car despite the Enterprise being a revered spaceship. I love you so much I want to break you. In the first movie, there's a slight mirror cracking, some panels scraped off, in the second, it takes a whole bunch of phaser blasts and nearly plunges to the earth, in the third, well, it's way worse. I think they've run out of ways to destroy the Enterprise.
So like Abrams, Greg Grunberg gets to work in both reboots of Star Wars and Star Trek, what a charmed life.
I started before 7 am and finished 16 before calling it quits because of the heavy thunderstorm. I started rough, +5 after 2 but finished the front 9 at +5. It makes a difference if I don't warm up before a round. After 16, I was +10 but called it quits.