Ghost Bones wrote:
A good deal of my dislike for Star Trek (2009) is to do with its trampling over and ruining classic characters and elements from one of the greatest shows ever. But turning Shatner's thoughtful, philosophical, romantic soldier diplomat into an American Pie fratboy would have been slightly more forgiveable had the story not been the most stupid mess of coincidences that makes Transformers still the writers' best script to date (and that's the most damning indictment I can come up with).
No one will ever be able to convince you otherwise on the rest of what you perceive as a stupid mess of coincidences, but, as far as Kirk goes, the idea of the Trilogy appears to be watching the character of Kirk grow from the "Punk American Pie Fratboy" in the Kirk we know and love from TOS
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am
Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?