Simon Pegg has never held back when it comes to his personal disappointments in some of his favorite nerdy movies like the Star Wars prequels. Now the shoe seems to be on the other foot. Recently Star Trek Into Darkness was voted as the worst Star Trek movie of all time and Pegg isn’t happy about it. The subject came up during one of Pegg’s appearances pimping for his latest movie The World’s End and Pegg had this to say:
I think they haven’t had time to live with it. They haven’t had time to review it. I think there’s a degree of stuck-in-the-mud — there’s a faction within the “Star Trek” community of kind of like, “Well, I don’t want to watch anything anymore.” Which is fine. And, absolutely, they are entitled to that. You know, it’s not for them, really. It’s kind of for everyone.
Is that part of it? That it “used to be for us and now it’s not”?
A little bit. I think it’s like when you tire of an indie band that you love because, suddenly, they get a number one single. You don’t necessarily start disliking their music, but you stop liking them because you’re pissed off that they’re famous, or whatever. “Star Trek Into Darkness” is the most successful “Star Trek” movie ever made. It is, in terms of what it took at the box office and how many people went to see it. More people saw that film than any iteration of “Star Trek” that existed before. That is probably slightly annoying to some “Star Trek” fans — which I totally understand.
And you know what … it absolutely isn’t the worst “Star Trek” movie. It’s asinine, you know? It’s ridiculous. And frustrating, as well, because a lot of hard work and love went into that movie, and all J.J. wanted to do was make a film that people really enjoyed. So, to be subject to that level of sort of, like, crass [#@&!]-ing ire, I just say [#@&!] you.
What do you think? Is this the pot calling the kettle black? Pegg should understand exactly how those upset fans feel because he felt the same thing when the Star Wars Prequels came out. I want to ask Pegg about where the hell the colon went in the title, seriously, shouldn’t it be Star Trek: Into Darkness?
It’s all kinda fun though, it’s like some internet “Finger Gun” slow motion battle.
Via: Huffington Post