Originally Posted by MrQ1701
p.s. What did you like about Trek before this movie? Were those aspects present in this movie? Do you really want Trek to continue if it is a shallow version of it's former self?
There really was one thing, and it was a major thing, mind you: a cerebral, thought provoking plot.
The movie was very Trekish, but while it seemed like the filmmakers really, really
loved Star Trek, the movie seemed more like an homage
to Star Trek rather than just a Trek movie itself.
Now that I think of it, my disappointment for this film wasn't that it didn't have a traditional Star Trek cerebral plot, but it didn't have an Abrams plot. I've seen Abrams' other stuff. We got Lost
on right now and both deal with mind bending plots. This movie did not seem like the same people behind those two projects. What the heck happened?
Do I want Star Trek to continue in this shallow version? No. But it's almost impossible for it to.
The one thing we can look forward to is now they've got this movie out of their system, they have to do something better. Have
to. They've seemed to successfully rope in a bigger crowd. Now with a sequel they can rope them into what makes Trek trek.
And they really have to. Lost
fans and Fringe
fans are looking forward to something a little more thought provoking, knowing who is behind the movie. Hell, MI:III
(both Abrams) were better than this movie. Now that they've got a "pew! pew! pew!" action movie, even the mainstream audience is hoping for something more.
To be frank, they cannot hope to be successful if they make a sequel as simple as this movie was. They know what they did wrong. They've heard us, they've been to Q&A's dealing between the screenwriters and the moviegoers. Basically, even from a purely marketing, $$$$, standpoint they have
to make a better movie next time.