Every bit as mental as I had been led to believe. Let down a touch by somehow being both overly simple AND convoluted (and it could have lost 15 minutes), but its hard to deny the energy and sheer audacity, skill and excess on display.
Like all the Bad Robot Treks, it comes from the gut, not the heart or the head, and the aesthetic is somewhat un-ambitious, but Beyond is enjoyable in its unpretentious simplicity and delivers on the possibility offered by the 2009 film. In a lot of ways it feels a lot like a throwback to films like The Last Starfighter and (ironically) Galaxy Quest, and the problem solving chemistry of the cast goes a long way. A moment about twenty minutes from the end may make some eyes roll, but I punched the air.