TDS | 2013.05.13
AH, I HAVE DISCOVERED WHY I HATE YOUR GUTS.
He acts like Star Trek is no longer needed for its ability to address social issues, so now why not just turn it into a bright and shiny action flick and nothing else? Dizzy bastard.
He took a project on without really realizing what it meant to so many people. I’m not just talking about those “crazy” nerds that stand in lines at conventions for hours. I’m talking about Marton Luther King Jr., who begged Nichelle Nichols not to quit the show. I’m talking about the hundreds of men and women that joined the navy or airforce, worked in the space industry, or became astronauts because of Star Trek. He’s forgotten all those people. He didn’t have faith that Star Trek in its purest form could reach all people– because it never reached him. So he molded it into something very different to fit a societal standard of action movies that pervades Hollywood today.
He missed that mark. And he pats himself on the back for it.
It honestly HURTS to see this. It hurts me to know he chose to reboot a franchise that he a) had no interest in and b) his producer had never even seen!?
His lack of caring is so evident in the new film it’s like he’s physically on the screen, spinning around on a swivel chair saying, ‘And no fucks are given!’
Before I saw STID, I was mad about the casting of BC in the role of Khan. I planned to rant and rave about that after I saw it for myself but after seeing it? I didn’t have the energy. The film as a whole was so bad It would have been easier to list the things i enjoyed rather than the things I took issue with.
Lazy. That’s the word my friend and I kept using as we left the cinema, in actual disbelief —- it was LAZY. And here he is, the man who chose to BE lazy — openly admitting that he dumbed this movie down.
JJ abrams had a chance to contribute to a real and valuable legacy —- and he didn’t. He dismantled it because he didn’t understand it.
To be honest, I’m not a Star Trek fan. To be even more honest, I’ve never watched an episode (it’s on a my to do list before I die thought) . But it pains me to see that. Why doing a movie about something you don’t even like ? It’s so disrespectul in so many level.