After another fight about the viability creatively of Star Trek, and re-watching Star Trek Into Darkness last weekend, I have come to the conclusion that I hate these movies. I guess you would have to understand me to know how out-of-character that is. I may not like a movie. I have walked out on several in the last 5 years, but I just walked out and forgot about them. "Not worth my money," Apathy.
I hate these films. I hate the "nods" to the fans, I hate the trauma (losing Vulcan, Section 31 staging a war with the Klingons, the terrorist attacks on earth from Khan). I want these filmmakers away from Star Trek. Nothing personal, but I enjoy this universe. It's not comic books. It's not James Bond. It's one big tale that was weaved together. See, I'm starting to pontificate about the old Trek. I hate my complaints. They seem so tired and it's because these movies are tired. Have fun editing that sentence if you must, but it's true.
I don't want 150 million dollar budget graphics and the same stale relationships that are from the Original Series. I want something new, if anything is to be done. I want different stories, open up the type of storytelling they do. I want morality plays again--you are free to consider that heavy-handed.
Just tired of a fight. Tired of seeing something that is tired making money. It's joyless. I wish Star Trek was still dead.