You know what I just realized...

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by HaventGotALife, Dec 6, 2013.

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  1. HaventGotALife

    HaventGotALife Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 6, 2011
    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.
  2. GalaxyX

    GalaxyX Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 28, 2004
    That's the problem with budget. Too much and there's huge pressure to make a movie that will make huge profit on that investment, so they cram what sells (sex! war! kewl xploshins non stop!)

    Too little, and you end up with a story that is weak (because the characters can't do anything, since there's no budget to show anything interesting, think Insurrection).

    I would love to see someone make a movie that had a great story with action in the right places, and good drama/characterization when needed. Only movie I can think of that even got close to that was Batman Begins.
  3. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Full of hot air.
    That's nice.
  4. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

    Aug 22, 2002
    Terra Inlandia
    Well, it's not, at least for now.

    Also, your post is pretty much a self-contained blog entry, rather than a thread-starter; there's not really a topic for discussion here, so I'll just close this now.
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