In just a week, many parts of the world will finally have a chance to see “Star Trek: Beyond” for the first time.
But as what’s typically done, those who review movies get to see it first. And so far, at least according to Rotten Tomatoes, critics are pretty happy with what Justin Lin, Simon Pegg and Doug Jung have put together.
“The young crew of the Starship Enterprise enters uncharted space to rescue a missing ship,” writes Rafer Guzman of Newsday. “What they find is something unexpected — an ancient and powerful force. It’s called fun.”
While there are only a handful of reviews available as of Friday night, with likely 10 times that still out there, the early returns are positive for “Beyond.” As of 9:30 p.m. ET, the movie has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 87 percent approval from critics. That would put it slightly ahead of 2013’s “Star Trek: Into Darkness” and just a little behind 2009’s “Star Trek,” both of which were ultimately certified “fresh” by the review aggregator. That designation is given to films that are generally well-received by critics.