I riff on the FC battle 3/4 of the times I watch it. "Jean Luc use the force" was my immediate thought the first time I watched it in theaters. The whole thing struck me as very A New Hope in what was going on
If you take that out of it, all I mean was it was easy to follow and visually appealing at the same time (granted the film is "old" now) but the effects still add up.
ST09 by contrast its like "FIRE EVERYTHING ARGGHHHHHHH BOOM CRASH POW ARGHHHHHHH"
that's the feeling I got watching it, maybe it was "visceral" or whatever you want to say, you can do that, you can mix in those scenes like that, hell add in some gore effects if you like when parts of the ship come apart, but at the same time let me see what's happening
"LET ME SEE WHATS HAPPENING"
Don't muddle it up in one big, loud, colourful explosion
no more of this:
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What even is that?
What is it? Wreackage, saucer section over a planet, back lit by a star, with the Enterprise approaching. See, easy.
FC battle was freaking boring. And it has nothing to do with traditional versus new, it was just a boring ass battle. The only good thing in it was the 1701-E and her entrance...which they ruin by going back to the old standby way of handling the ship in battle.