Originally Posted by martok2112
In a way, Paramount did NOT play it safe at all. There was a very good chance they could've alienated (no pun intended) all the Star Trek fans with their approach to the new movie. The chance paid off, and lots of old and new fans approved....far more than disapproved.
And actually, the fact that they haven't slapped together a sequel (which they could
have done by now and had it out this summer if they had just hired another batch of folks to do it quicker) but have patiently waited and held off on it, even delayed it, strongly implies to me that Paramount actually intends to treat it a little differently.