The Mirrorball Man wrote:
I've banged on quite a bit that they could have utilised Rand as a security guard to modernise her and expand the role of the women. I would have preferred it if Kirk had been beamed with a security escort to Delta Vega so that his encounter with Spock was not so ludicrously coincidental, we could have Kirk pleading with Rand to trust him, cementing her loyalty to him, and the snow beast could have been used while going outside to upgrade Scotty's equipment to beam onto a (much closer - since Kirk hasn't wasted a day trekking across the snow) ship at warp.
And Led Zeppelin could have used more banjo on Physical Graffiti
, but they did not, and wether that would have improved the quality of the album is therefore conjectural.
Conjecture is the bread and butter of any forum.
For my part, the sexism of the movie was annoying and making it less sexist would have been a plus. For my part some of the behaviour and coincidences were a bit too clumsy so making them less clumsy would have been a plus.
Those people who did not even care or notice may not think that changes to the movie would have been in any way better but the win would be if they did not think that it was any worse.
For example, I have yet to come across anybody who is of the view that Star Trek isn't sexist enough...