Originally Posted by MonsieurHood
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.
Exactly. Back to the roots, backed off from the glitter and gleam, same with Casino Royale.
"Now I did a job -- and got nothin' but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regard to my character, so let me make this abundantly clear: I do the job... and then I get paid. Go run your little world."