Within the general scheme of online fan critics believing they could always have done better the article in this case raises some interesting points about some of the weaknesses's of the film.
But I'm not convinced keeping Kirk dead would have been better purely because it would have been the natural assumption of fans that a film 3 would then be just 'The Search For Kirk' in some fashion (although I agree completely that Kirk's death is a well done and with a point to it inverse of TWOK and Spock. In fact, as ever the relationships of the characters and their paths remain more interesting than the other plot material).
However, I would have to disagree on the measure of audacity/brave-ness the previous films possessed in and of themselves. There has to be a point where general franchise shortcomings (and yes, ill thought out plot logic and holes are in play) are given their dues across the timelines.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
courtesy of Saquist
Last edited by kevin : 05-23-2013 at 10:45 AM.
Reason: Still tinkering..........