Star Trek Movie Trailer Worries

See, this first trailer is Good. It ties Star Trek to the most exciting era of space travel that we had in (real) history AND it throws a bone to the rabid Trek fans (among whom I count myself, even if it is a sort of quiet rabidity) with the voice over at the end.

It’s clever. Star Trek is a part of our history, even if it wasn’t true. It FEELS almost as true, to people who weren’t there but have grown up watching all these things on the TV together. JFK? Got him. Moon landings? Yup. Final frontier. Sure!

The ship is under construction, the movie’s under construction…I’m not saying it’s ‘genius’ but it is well thought out. And I got a bit excited.

Aaaand then there’s this. Generic action movie trailer complete with gravity-defying Earth-based slow-mo stunts and angst.

Then Kirk high-fives Spock and says, I kid you not,

“Buckle Up.”

Is that meant as an ironic joke, given the fact that we were always amazed no-one installed seatbelts on the Enterprise, based on how often they fell out of their chairs? Or am I giving the new production team too much credit?

I’m just glad they cut away before Spock says, “Woah!”

The last Star Trek movie was such a disappointment to me that I have no faith this one will rise above the second trailer’s ‘promise’ and appeal to me at all.

I’ll probably still go and see it though. Baaaa.

9 thoughts on “Star Trek Movie Trailer Worries

  1. Fiona

    Your nephew is looking for someone else to get geekily excited about this film. His father and grandfather, the instigators of this geekdom, are not playing.

    You forgot to mention the (I’m going to have to yawn and concentrate really hard on opening my box of Maltesers) spaceman-on-spacegirl-in-profile action in the newest trailer.

    You are so right – the first one, with the mellifluous tones of LN at the end, was so much more tantalising.

  2. jwordsmith

    I’ll try to get geekily excited but it’s pretty clear that Seumas is the target audience, not I.

    Oh, and now it all becomes clear. The director is the guy who made the jaw-droppingly bad Mission Impossible 3. Remember the high-speed, slow-motion, mid-air motorcycle fight scene? (HuH? Quite!). He’s reused that for the Kirk-as-a-rebellious-boy sequence. Oy.

  3. Fiona

    Assuming I have watched any Mission Impossible films…funny!

    In the series, Kirk’s reputation was evident, I’ll grant you. I suppose that what comes across as ludicrously tame now probably delivered the equivalent “booty factor” back in the sixties!

  4. Fiona

    From Seumas:

    quote:”Then Kirk high-fives Spock and says, I kid you not,

    “Buckle Up.”

    Is that meant as an ironic joke, given the fact that we were always amazed no-one installed seatbelts on the Enterprise, based on how often they fell out of their chairs?”

    Yes actually, they still have not installed seatbelts!

    ”Remember the…”

    Nope, never seen it…

    ___

    To be a Star Trek fan I am supposed to be outraged that they are ”destroying the ”canon”” of the show… Oh well…

  5. jwordsmith

    Hmm, I’m guessing you didn’t like it.

    Since I hated Nemesis so much, and am not a Lost fan (even though I really tried), I suspect I’m going to hate the new film. But of course, I will be going to see it. So I’ll wait and read your review later, just in case there are spoilers.

    Sad, I know.

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