Re: Advance screening/World Premiere discussions [the NO-SPOILERS vers
The reviews on AICN say that the creation of the nuTrek universe from the oldTrek universe is "clever". Did the viewers here find it clever? Were you glad it was a reboot?
I think that many people didn't quite understand how the new universe began. In dialog explanations were offered on at least two separate occasions. The explanations were explicit and good, but if you weren't paying attention, you might have missed it.
However, I like it better this way. Let's not belabor it too much, and I hate it when I feel as though characters are playing stupid so that something can be explained to the audience.
I did have to explain at the end to the person with whom I attended the movie that this wasn't the Back to the Future model of time travel.
I found the explanation clever and satisfactory. I'm glad they're doing this. There are now infinite possibilities in this new world.
That's what I hoped to hear...
'Bow down; I am the Emperor of Dreams;
I crown me with the million-colored sun
Of secret worlds incredible [...]'
Clark Ashton Smith: The Hashish Eater or The Apocalypse of Evil