The Castellan wrote:
Would ou have preferred that Trek 09 had been a flop and killed the franchise for good?
Better than a WTF mutation catered for the average dumb, joe sixpack, since that's all that Hollywood caters to these days.
"Hollywood's" been catering to them since the silents. Just because we fondly recall the "good" stuff doesn't mean the majority of what was made back then was good, intelligent or high brow nor is there a sudden dearth of "high brow" films today.
From TWOK forward, Trek films have had more action adventure content. Though TOS was an action adventure show with a fair amount of fights, explosions ( on a modest TV budget) and daring-do. Star Trek 09
is in keeping with that "tradition".