Originally Posted by Redshirt Bob
Even though I'm very disappointed in the direction the film has taken, I'm still going to see it opening day. It's still Star Trek, and it's probably going to be good. I just wish JJ and co. would drop the pretense that this movie is part of established canon. Just say it's "Star Trek Begins" and we'll all be happy.
Oh, but it isn't. "Batman Begins" took Batman back to his origins, back to his roots as a detective and crime fighter. That film distilled Batman back down to his basic elements. "ST XI" removes the roots of Star Trek, and sews salt into the furrows remaining, in an attempt to make all that which came before, forever barren, so only the new land may prosper.