Re: Levar Burton aka Geordi La Forge criticizes Star Trek 2009
The characters in Abrams Trek are very broad but that's just his approach. Everything is louder, including the characterisation.
I have a dream that one day Star Trek in film will be a science-fiction series about exploring the unknown or the human condition. Catering to the lowest common denominator with a vengeful villain in a fucking black trenchcoat going on a rampage is less my kinda thing. It's treating the audience like they're stupid. Which the target audience is, but I'd like Trek to aim higher.
The opening of the film sounds more like Star Trek than anything in the rest of the movie.
I'm sure one day, you and the five others like you will get the movie you crave while us drooling masses continue to enjoy least common denominator fare.
"Just give me two seconds, alright, you mad bastard!" - Montgomery Scott, Star Trek Into Darkness