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# 150
12-12-2012, 04:05 PM
Originally Posted by betawatcher View Post
Your suspension of disbelief? Maybe. But that doesnt mean it pushes too far for everyones. Likewise, some may say that having Wesley the ensign wonder boy repeatedly saving the senior crew/ship is pushing their suspension of disbelief too far, but that doesnt mean it pushes yours too far. Everyone's suspension of disbelief is different, so there is no universal meter to go by when criticizing a movie or show.
I guess that's true

Originally Posted by betawatcher View Post
And the story of the movie is that this is not a "reworking", but a parallel timeline, not unlike the Mirror Universe. Same people, but different events and outcomes, while existing simultaneously alongside the existing Trek universe.
I don't know why, but to me, that somehow makes it even worse. I'd've had more respect for JJ if he'd just said "I've got an idea for a sci-fi movie..." and did that as something totally independant, rather than having to use the Trek legacy as an easy way of gain viewers. I wonder what Laurentian Phenomenon will be featured next...