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Old July 9 2013, 08:01 PM   #34
Hober Mallow
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Re: Wesley Crusher reviews Star Trek Into Darkness

mos6507 wrote: View Post
The ship was under water because it served the plot of the movie.
You have it backwards. The plot of the movie was constructed in order to rationalize a "cool visual". It's the George Lucas school of thinking, which is fine for SW, but out of place in Trek.
Yep, that's exactly it, but it's not just the Georege Lucas school of thinking, it's how all action movies are made nowadays. The setpieces come first (cool visuals and action scenes, plotted like mini-movies), then a story is built around that. It's annoying as hell, but it's not just Abrams and Star Trek guilty of it, it's all of Hollywood.
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