Picked up a few more Star Trek books today (Two books short of filling a whole shelf in one day). I have 436 now!
i’d like to formally apologize to anyone i’ve disappointed with my terrible friendship skills
I’m really surprised at the amount of Masta Wu appearances lately
Jiyong’s shorts slowly shrink into nothingness.
Do you ever feel good about how you look and then
Omg Elementary .. perfect finale much!?
(The first 40 minutes were boring until THE BIG semi-predictable REVEAL) but then omg PERfECT)
The main reason it was perfect?
TOP: I’m wearing the shoes that you gave me today (holds the shoes up) These are shoes that Seungri gave to me as a gift (goes to Seungri with the shoes)
Seungri: (laughs and starts panicking)
TOP: What? what what?
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AH, I HAVE DISCOVERED WHY I HATE YOUR GUTS.
He acts like Star Trek is no longer needed for its ability to address social issues, so now why not just turn it into a bright and shiny action flick and nothing else? Dizzy bastard.
He took a project on without really realizing what it meant to so many people. I’m not just talking about those “crazy” nerds that stand in lines at conventions for hours. I’m talking about Marton Luther King Jr., who begged Nichelle Nichols not to quit the show. I’m talking about the hundreds of men and women that joined the navy or airforce, worked in the space industry, or became astronauts because of Star Trek. He’s forgotten all those people. He didn’t have faith that Star Trek in its purest form could reach all people– because it never reached him. So he molded it into something very different to fit a societal standard of action movies that pervades Hollywood today.
He missed that mark. And he pats himself on the back for it.
It honestly hurts to see this. It hurts me to know he chose to reboot a franchise he a) had no interest in and one b) his producer had never even seen.
His lack of caring is so evident in the new film it’s like he’s physically on the screen, spinning around on a swivel chair, flipping you the bird.
Before I saw STID, I was mad about the casting of BC in the role of Khan. I planned to rave about that after seeing it for myself but the time came and I didn’t have the energy. The film as a whole was so bad It would have been easier to list the things i enjoyed rather than the things I took issue with.
Lazy. That’s the word my friend and I kept using as we left the cinema, in actual disbelief —- it was LAZY. And here he is, the man who chose to BE lazy — openly admitting that he dumbed this movie down and stripped it of the components he didn’t personally connect with.
JJ abrams had a chance to contribute to a real and valuable legacy —- and he didn’t. He dismantled it because he didn’t understand it.