Shaka Zulu wrote:
If you don't think that he was the right choice, then who exactly should have been that choice? Something bold was needed, and Abrams was the person to make that choice.
Someone who isn't obsessed with lens flares and leading zeroes. Someone who knows how to keep a camer standing still for longer than three seconds and doesn't have everyone talking over each other all the time. Someone who could deliver a story that was something more than "the epic battle between an octopus and a jellyfish."
But you're right, in order to make Star Trek comercially viable it had to be done as a by the numbers summer blockbuster with all its tropes. I accept that even if I'm not too happy about it. I liked Star Trek before it was commercially viable.