My Name Is Legion wrote:
It's hysterical that people think it's worthwhile to nitpick and critique a movie made four years ago that's completely reinvigorated a dead franchise like Star Trek.
Maybe it's because having a franchise alive is not the be-all-end-all if it's become something so far removed from what fans fell in love with in the first place.
And besides, what's more absurd, the people who see fit to spend their time bashing JJ Trek or people like you who are its tireless defenders? I see no difference, really, unless you feel that the box-office receipts nullify anyone's opinion of the film's quality, which is a rather shallow argument to make.
It's also shallow to say that you hold to keys to what is and is not relevant.
It made money. People liked it. It made new fans. It brought Star Trek back. There are a astrometric shit-ton of reasons as to why it was "good."
As to why it was "bad", those reasons are all subjective. You don't like shaky cam. Fine. You don't like lens flare. Fine. You don't like the motives behind the bad guy. Fine, Trek was never Shakespeare so I don't really know what you wanted. The suits liked it enough to give a green-light another two movies. Their opinions are really the only ones who matter.
It didn't force all your DVDs to melt to there is still old Star Trek. Since there was no chance in hell old Trek was ever going to continue, that's as good as you were ever going to get.