I finally got my Star Trek Into Darkness soundtrack on vinyl this week. It’s been delayed for months and I’d given up hope that it would ever actually get released.
Entertainment Weekly’s Popwatch blog recently posted a story about how, while the movie was initially well-received, the disdain toward it grew and now even the writers and director and producers have met the angry response with an equally angry response that really serves no one.
I was one of the guys who figured out we were about to be given a remake of Wrath Of Khan a month or so before the movie came out. I flat-out refused to see the movie because I HATED Khan.
I was pissed because I loved the first Star Trek reboot and had been looking forward to this movie for ages. Called “Into Darkness,” it gave the impression that we’d made it through a very bright, lens-flare-filled and optimistic film and would now watch at the new timeline created in the first film was plunged into war. Instead, we rebooted the whole Star Trek Universe only to have the same old tired characters and stories retold to us yet again.
But I got over it quickly and saw the movie two weeks into it’s run. And while I agreed with every one of the complaints (tired characters, overly-familiar stories, confusing plot points, nothing particularly exciting to see that we hadn’t seen before other than a bright red planet in the opening minutes), I still enjoy the movie a lot. Because all the petty complaints aside, it’s a good movie.
Let’s hope the third one will give us just what we want. We all knew eventually they’d have to truck out Klingons, Khan, Tribbles, blowing up San Francisco, Kirk’s future baby mama and breaking the Prime Directive.
Let’s be happy they did it all in one film and now we can REALLY go where none of us have gone before.