Yesterday, the trailer for Star Trek Beyond was released. It is a poorly made trailer that had fans in uproar. I personally don't think this reflects the movie itself as much as it reflects the negative changes throughout the industry in recent years.
Trailers have been sucking for several years now. They either reveal too much of the plot and content (Batman vs. Superman), or too little of it (The Good Dinosaur), or are created to appeal to the most generic demographic (The Fast and Furious trailers, or any action-y trailer really). I think this Star Trek trailer falls into the last two categories.
2009 was the year the first J.J. Abrams Star Trek film came to theaters, and it was also the year Disney's Tangled was released. I remember how cringe-inducingly awful the Tangled trailer was. Scored by P!nk (first red flag) and using such phrases as, "She's been grounded...for like ever." *facepalm* Yet, Tangled ended up being one of my top favorite Disney animated films. If I had simply based my expectations on the trailer, I never would have believed that to be possible. This is just one example of many times I've been surprised by a film, for good or bad, because its trailer was not to be trusted.
Regardless of how lame and typical this trailer is, I am still excited for this movie based on the other things the trailer didn't reveal. Firstly, that it was written by a team. Occasionally, that can be a bad thing, but usually if it's a team that loves the material we're in the clear. Simon Pegg (who plays Scotty in the films) is one of the writers this time. Aside from being an incredibly clever man and an already established writer/filmmaker, he LOVES Star Trek and I believe he would do his best to nurture and protect the material. Roberto Orci is a very seasoned and talented television writer and has worked with J.J. Abrams for years. The rest on the team I don't know much of at this point, but there's at least one other seasoned television writer among them.
|Poor McCoy~ Though I love them all, he's my fave. ♥|
Bottom line, yes, it may be unfortunately directed by the man responsible for bringing Fast and Furious films into the world, but it's okay. J.J. Abrams is still producing, the writers are good and love the material, and the cast is still the amazing cast. They are actually one of my favorite ensembles ever. In addition, they've brought none other than Idris Elba to the table, so that alone has me intrigued. In the wise words of that old ent, Treebeard, "Don't be hasty." We won't know until we see it, so let's just chill.
|I love them! ♥|
What do you guys think? Are trailers getting in the way of your viewing experience? Leave me a comment below. I really want to know how people feel about this topic. Thanks!