Kevin W. wrote:
Once again, that's just how I see it. I'm hardly an old curmudgeon who saw TOS firsthand. I was just over 11 years old when Voyager ended so really. The film just doesn't seem right to me.
Whereas I'm an old coot who grew up watching Kirk fight a giant lizard-man on TOS, and loved the fact that the new movie wasn't afraid to get back in touch with the pulpy space-opera side of STAR TREK. I nearly cheered when that space monster lunged out of the ice; when was the last time TREK indulged in some gratuitous space-monster action just for the sheer fun of it?
To my mind, Trek was in danger of forgetting that it was supposed to be fun
as well as idealistic and high-minded. As another reviewer put it, the new movie gave TREK a much-needed dose of Viagra!