Kevin W. wrote:
Then why did the 2009 film make nearly as much money as all four Next Gen films combined?
Lowest common denominator.
Not to mention the fact that FIRST CONTACT is the only really first-rate NextGen movie . . . .
If you had to be marooned on a desert island with only one of the last five Trek movies, would anyone really
choose Insurrection or Nemesis?
And remember, prior to the new movie, the most successful Trek movie was the one was the whales . . . which was funny and breezy and accessible to fans and non-fans like. Probably something to be learned there.
"Popular" is not a dirty word, especially where pop culture is concerned.