star trek used to be like the twilight zone and have socialy relevant writing, now its been downgraded and dumbed down into micheal bayish crap made for reboot fanboys who’s idea of a great movie is transformers 2.Star trek the next generation tv show is the proper way to reboot star trek, not this film (while most of tng’s movies were terrible for trying to go the action route like this movie does and removing the tv shows music). Star trek used to be a series that gave people hope about the future and made you proud to be a human being. People in the show were people you looked up to and wanted to be like and admired in a non superficial
way, unlike the new reboot wich seems to be about bickering and kirk getting action.
Gone is the magic of star trek and we have star trek 2009, a made for 20 year old reboot fanboy film wich is about as revolutionary as transformers 1. star trek has been downgraded from humanitarian storytelling to action micheal bay noisemaker with no point other than to attract obnoxious dumb jock 20 year olds in a sad attempt to make it cool while ignoring its large fanbase. While better than some of the terrible side of classic star trek (st 5 and 6) and next generations stinker movies(everything but first contact), it still pales in comparison to either of those tv shows or better movies (star trek 1-4 and first contact being my pics). Star trek the next generation tv series is the right way to reboot a star trek franchise with the proper allegoric stories and embracing the spirit that made star trek different. Star trek wasnt an action series nor never intended to like people that want to ruin star trek, star trek was suppose to be about looking at the human condition and having hope for the future and using a scifi premise to talk about issues that were hard too and that would make people grow as a people.
May sound corny to some but yes, star trek used to actualy mean something and not just be another action scifi movie made for 20 year olds who have seen transformers 2 300 times and actualy believe thats a good movie. Much like the twilight zone anthology original series, star trek had a point and wasnt a noisy scifi movie but cleverly disguised allegoric stories hidden within a scifi premise.
Yes, I’m an old skool trekie (I personaly feel the best star trek was 2 and secondly 3 as it was a continuation of 2 and then first contact). My favorite episode is actualy the classic City on the edge of forever, an episode that defines and embraces the allegoric spirit of star trek.The next generation does rebooting right in the tv show (failing in the movies by also becoming action series and dropping music except for first contact wich is ok). what is so god awful in this movie is that j.j. abrams is a star wars fan and wrote star trek like a star wars movie and did so badly not understanding star trek and its allegoric style of writing. Worse yet he attracted scores of jock douchebags to the franchise as clamoring fans who think his outing is great and never have seen a star trek movie or tv show, this is the audience that is now star trek. Gone are the shows humor (other than a couple of scenes and largely pegg’s character) we have instead thin ageless preppy jock star trek characters in wich differences are no longer celebrated, monotony is as well as pointless bickering that was never the part of the original series. sure bones, kirk and spock bickered but they never fought to the piont of 2009 (except in amok time, spock was in heat and it wasnt out of character) and always had respect shown wich made it unique to watch instead of tiresome and annoying wich is star trek 2009. They argued like old couples argue, not like annoying children trying to drown down thier personal points.
The one thing that irks me as star trek is one of my favorite franchises along with star wars, is that star wars was action oriented, it was for jocks. Star wars made liking scifi non nerdy. Star trek was for us nerds and was about much about us as it was about people in the future or alien worlds. star trek had twilight zone style allegoric writing that made you think. It used to be for people with brains and not most of the fans of this are people who like action movies. this might have made a great movie if it were a scifi action movie, as a star trek film and reboot it just doesnt work for me. Mainly the character writing is terribly off, Kirk is acting like bones, spock is acting human getting angry and romanticaly involved what the hell. Its like J.J. never saw star trek in his life and just thought, you know I want to put my name to something big so I’ll make a star trek movie. Star trek used to be the only show martin luther king himself would let his family watch, i doubt he would even want to bother with this outing.
Also horrid is this films music, it makes me want to close my ears its so god awful. I just really wish they would learn that the reason the star trek franchise started failing with towards the end of Deep space nine is they removed the terrific allegoric style writing and went into action mode. Its the same dumbass thing they started to do towards the end of Enterprises run and that shows that people running star trek just need to be kicked in the but and reminded what star trek is.
I liked some of the cast but if you notice the ages are much different in the original series wich made them more interesting. I also didnt like zaldana as Uhurah compared to the original and Cho was a dud as Sulu (both lacking thier original’s terrific accents and style), as well as even laughably Pine as kirk. I thought Chris Helmsworth who plays kirks father in this would have made a far far better kirk as kirk wasnt someone angry. Shatner played him with humor and charm and thier was bickering in the original series,but lots of warmth and comradreship and humor between kirk, spock and bones. It felt like a family in space, like watching an old married couple bicker, something star trek 2009 completely fails at other than some moments with Pegg and a funny scene with Checkov and a retread of a story from st2. They had spock written like kirk, acting angry and getting in fights and having romances. It was the original casts extreeme differences that made them interesting something j.j. doesnt realize because its apparent he never watched star trek (and admited he was a star wars fan).
I also miss the straight lasers/phasers instead of the ball lasers wich made star trek stand out from other scifi movies/shows and basicaly i just please for the love of god, want the original damned star trek 2 music back in the show or even the classic shows terrific music wich is in 5 minutes of the end with the stupid opening in the wrong place (the final frontier voicework goes in a little after the beggining bone head j.j. lolol).
Much like the bond reboot wich i hated and the star wars prequels, i just wish sequel makers, movie remakes and tv to movies would stop dropping terrific music. A terrific sequel feels like an extra 2 hours of the original film, when you drop music it disconnects from this. Music is 89% of a movie and just as important as a character in it, its the glue that holds a film or tv series together. I can name sequel franchise after sequel franchise that drops this formula and thier franchises plod into the ground becoming pale immatations of thier former selves with thier studios scratching thier head, whats going on. A sequel, tv to movie, book to film, remake, reboot, comic book movie should all be no brainers gentlemen, your works already done for you why in gods name do you keep fing them up? why lol.?!?!?!?!?!
Star trek used to have a heart and it used to be about bringing out the best of people in the human condition and looking at it from a unique point of view. Star trek is not star wars and j.j. in making trek into preppy bickering dumb jocks turned it into something worse than star wars.
The main complaint i have is all the heartless movies with no point made for 13-28 year olds (pg-13 movies) as the original trek would have never succumbed to revenge like in this film as j.j. obviously has never seen a star trek episode in his life and when we did in the original series with star trek 3 and kirk killing the klingon only in self defense we had episode 5 to deal with his klingon predjuces. In my day the reason we had terrific movies is we had movies that were made for multigenerational, generations of people regardless of age used to like star trek, like raiders or close encounters and not loud, pretentious, scifi crap. Sad to see star trek has become another franchise for 20 year olds only much like bond, star wars,superman, batman and the terminator (now tron also) franchises with 20 year old reboot fanboys clammoring and clapping thier hands, more mediocre crap please.
Can someone please give me the franchises i loved in my youth back, please?!?!?
I personaly feel that studios need to stop improving star trek, stop changing star trek in an attempt to get ratings and viewers. star trek doesnt need to be changed or improved, it was already great with classic star trek with people that you looked up to and wanted to be like. Star trek is something that should have been left alone and grown and gotten terrific writers who understand star trek like harlen ellison gotten to write movies rather than dumbed down for the sake of improved ratings.
Nuff said, end of rant. enjoy that 20 year olds ruining my favorites. ;).
p.s. whats my definition of a fanboy? a fanboy is someone who likes a product produced either by a company or person so rabidly they like any product produced by that company or person without thinking properly.