Re: Kurtzman Defends Star Trek Into Darkness
Ln X wrote:
J. Allen wrote:
That's cool. I don't begrudge anyone for liking it. (and I don't intend on shooting anyone
To me, when you look at how easy it would have been to end it differently, it seemed like a slap in the face.
I get what you're saying. I've seen films where the story has been built, the characters have been fleshed out, and I'm just waiting for the big payoff and... *fizzle*. It happens. I don't feel that way about STiD, but I can understand why you might.
The payoff! STID has, for me anyway, the poorest payoff out of all of the ST movies I've seen.
Yeah, when I watched the "death scene" I kinda just squinted and turned my head thinking "please just get past this crap"
The "pay-off" in STID was what? .... Kirk being brought back to life and Kirk force-feeding a speech about exploration? (which felt like the ending of VOY: Endgame BTW...)
Not much there, eh?
“We have to learn again that science without contact with experiments is an enterprise which is likely to go completely astray into imaginary conjecture.”
- Evolution of the Solar System, NASA 1976, H. Alfvén & G, Arrhenius, p. 257.