Spock/Uhura Fan wrote:
. . .avoiding someone like Michael Bay doing Star Trek is exactly why JJ was needed. . .
The only Bay film I've seen is The Island, in my library. At least he kept the explosions to a minimum. And it was nice to see Ethan Phillips without Neelix on his face.
I saw Bad Boys, and that was good for an action/buddy film. Transformers 1 and 3 were okay with some nice special effects. Transformers 2 was terrible and offensive, and allegedly the most Bay influenced. That's my Bay experience.
I think Mr. Bay can make nice action films, but JJ strikes me as a thinker. Trek needed that, and a new direction, imo.