During the red carpet premiere of Star Wars The Force Awakens, Simon Pegg (one of the writers for Star Trek Beyond) was asked about the initial crowd reaction for the trailer. Here is what he had to say,
“It was very action-packed. I didn’t… Yeah. It was surprising. I find it to be kind of the marketing people saying, ‘Everybody come and see this film, it’s full of action and fun,’ when there’s a lot more to it than that. I didn’t love it because I know there’s a lot more to the film. There’s a lot more story and a lot more character stuff, and a lot more what I would call Star Trek stuff. But you know, they’ve got to bring a big audience in. They’ve got to bang the drum. To the Star Trek fans, I’d say be patient.”
If Pegg says to be patient, then patient we must be. Still, he joins Robert Orci who was one of the writers for the reboot and Into Darkness. If you know anything about Orci, then you’d know some of his writing credits also include The Island and Transformers. And we all know another name that’s attached to those films as well. Hopefully Pegg will add some credibility to the movie since he’s written such great films like Shaun Of The Dead and Hott Fuzz.
Maybe the answer is for a complete overhaul of the behind the scenes crew. In baseball (which is a sport in case you didn’t know), when the team goes though a bad slump, a restructuring of the coaching staff takes place. Sometimes it’s not the players, but the ones directing the players. It was just recent that J.J. Abrams admitted to making mistakes during the making of Into Darkness. From mistakes, people learn. Hopefully they’ve learned not what to do here.
I’m someone who thinks it’s okay to move on to bigger and better things. I’ve come out to say that the newer films have been refreshing to watch. With the updated technology, it makes sense. But not at the cost of losing the real meaning of Star Trek. Take a look at the clip which that same friend called a “way better and more entertaining scene than any ship combat situation in Star Trek Into Darknes.”