Originally Posted by Drithius
The recent Star Trek movie was a major deviation from what Roddenberry had always pushed in ST: a philosophical and hopeful outlook on the future, layered in sci-fi.
Originally Posted by ToddMcF2002
You guys are crazy. Star Trek was DOA for ages. The movies were marginal to decent except for the first two. Wrath of Khan in terms of pacing, tone and action content screamed JJ Abrams. For Meyers it was the best film of his career.
Originally Posted by DArtagnan
a Kirk that drove a "stick vehicle" almost to his death over a cliff for no reason except as a typical Hollywood introductionary scene,
a Spock that has an affair with Uhura, a Spock that meets Kirk by "accident" on the very planet Kirk is left on (by a super emotional Spock, if you can believe it),
and it has the most ridiculous and crappy version of Scotty known to man.
Oh, and that Scotty is on the EXACT same planet where Kirk accidentally meets Spock. Talk about your Abrams coincidences.
Stuff like that.
But, yeah, it was really just like Wrath of Khan beyond those little details and a dozen others.
Next time you watch it, try not turning off your brain - if you dare