Nelson Au wrote (post #4):
In regards to the plot Gary (which I agree with your assessment), and with apologies to Neil, I just discovered these Honest Trailers on YouTube and their take on this movie is great!
Good one! Sometimes I think you do "get it", after all.
And then, too, sometimes I think you don't :
I still have issues, but I understand what the screen writers were up to, with the homage to Wrath of Khan.
How 'bout "gold-digging"? "Plagiarism"? "Lazy, unimaginative writing"? Or, better still, try "outright stealing".
And Pegg for me isn't Scotty. He is coming off as too jokey. Scotty was serious if you watch the series.
Hoot, mahn! Ya canna expect a silk perse from a sow's ear! Almost none of the movie characters have been their tv selves. Tv Kirk, for instance, broke regulations when he had to, but not like the Rebel-without-a-Cause nudnik namesake now on screen!
I hope Spock becomes more like Spock in the next film . . . .
. . . and they explore space.
They won't. (The first clue you'll get to that effect will be when they mention that they're not goïng to tell you who the villain will be.)
Ted Van Duyn wrote (post #13):
. . . don't be surprised if the next movie either involves the crew back on Earth, or dealing with another bad guy who wants to specifically attack Earth since that's been the motive for the last three movies in a row.
I'm still not convinced that the folks working on this new take want anything to do with exploration or seeking out new life.
They've probably already told you what the next film (or films) is going to be about
Admiral Marcus: "Kirk, war with the Klingons is inevitable." ("Errand of Mercy", anyone?)
Unending explosions and light shows (a.k.a. flash-and-boom), with a little T&A thrown-in ("Turn around!") are far easier to produce for audiences that think "thrill-rides" make good movies than ones that explore the nature of human existence or the "why?-of-it-all". Those audiences will do fine with alien bars and rock music. ("CONSUME NOW!") Why work when you don't have to?
No, it's ♫"Retread City, Retread City"♫ from now on out for this ridiculously overpriced $200,000,000+-a-pop genericized movie franchise. Get used to it and/or move on.
From what I have been able to glean from the few online sources I care to explore, there exist a few deleted scenes, one reportedly a shower scene with Mr. Cumberbatch in the altogether ("Why?", you ask? What were they thinking?) to this film. Does anyone know whether any of the multifarious physical versions of the BRD edition have these scenes?