International Trailer for STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (Where People Glower at Each Other & Things Blow Up)

I should probably stop posting trailers for the sequel film to the rebooted Star Trek franchise, as the direction that the creators want to take these films is simply out of synch with what I know to be a Star Trek film. Apparently in this new tangent universe, there is no 5 year mission to explore new worlds. Why bother when you can set your tone in the vein of Chris Nolan Batman features – all culture of fear and terror and bureaucratic gridlock. This trailer also commits cardinal sin of using a Requiem for a Dream “Lux Aeterna” score, which at this point is as terrible of a cliche in science fiction trailers as is “Everyone Was Kung Fu Fighting” is for Jackie Chan imports. Oh, they apparently crash the enterprise and I know we never seen that done in a Star Trek feature film before.

I feel like a petty negative-nancy when it comes to the mass-sell of this film, with its endless explosions and its PG-13 lingerie shot. At least with The Wrath of Khan, they had the science and ethics of the Genesis project. Here, it’s all noise and fury, signifying nothing we’ve not seen in the past 5 years of space-shooter films. Congrats Star Trek, you are just like everything else. Thanks J.J., Orci and Kurtzman, you’ve risen my passion (a good thing!) but alas in a negative way towards what appears to be your collective, handsomely mounted and expensive mediocrity.

(Before you folks get all mad at me for pre-judging this enterprise: No, I don’t have to wait to see the film to get pissed off about it. I shall indulge myself like the patron saint of angry nerd, Ignatius J. Reilly, who to the best of my knowledge was not a Trekkie; but then again, neither am I.)





5 comments

  1. Robert Reineke

    Yeah, I don’t want to prejudge it, but I’m really turned off by the trailer. It’s coming across as a big dumb action movie that might touch on Zero Dark Thirty ideas, but clearly is too timid to explore any real ideas for fears of being “boring”.

    And can we all just admit that Cumberbatch is playing Khan and move on? At this point, who doesn’t see that reveal coming?

  2. The more I see of this thing, the more I fucking hate it. They go through all the trouble of not only re-booting the whole franchise, getting nearly perfect younger versions of the original series’ cast, but also giving us a shiny new iEnterprise and a taste of all the potential new adventures that improved special effects and what-not can provide, and what do they decide to do with the new vessel one (just ONE!) film later? They take it out to do battle and crash it into the San Francisco Bay. Ugh…so much waste.

  3. Looks like a pretty great space actioner to me. Nothing wrong with blowing shit up in space in my opinion.

    Also, Cumberbatchfuckyeah. He’s better than all of you. At everything.

    • “Also, Cumberbatchfuckyeah. He’s better than all of you. At everything.”

      I’ll give you this statement, I dig this actor and what he does.

    • Hey, I appreciate shit blowing up in space as much as the next guy. I just wish they wouldn’t do it under the name of Star Trek.

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