I vividly remember how everyone was super excited about Star Trek reboot a couple of years back. I also remember how this feeling fizzled out pretty soon. Déjà vu: when I think of 2016 and the release of Star Trek Beyond. There’s a bad feeling of it being the last nail in the coffin. You might never hear of this franchise ever again. Here’s why;
1. Dumb Title
Initially, all Star Trek movies followed a pattern. They had the name Star Trek, followed by the number in series which was then followed by a subtitle which gave an insight into the plot. In 2009, some nitwit came up with the idea of getting rid of the subtitles and playing around with phrasing Star Trek. The result: You had Star Trek Into Darkness. Dumb, eh? Well, OK, it revealed a little about the plot. However, Paramount seems to be following this trend with Star Trek Beyond. Hell, Beyond what?! If it’s beyond trekking, then, hey, the Enterprise always does this. I fail to see what’s so great. It beats me totally.
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2. Doesn’t Feel Like Star Trek
The script for this movie had to be written and re-written to give it a little less Star Trekky feel. That explains why it took so long to be penned down. However, with it being lesser than what it used to be, it’s just gonna be another generic space action film. Let’s face it, Star Trek hasn’t been as popular as other franchises but it does have a strong fan following. Nevertheless, with Paramount aiming at larger audience, it might be losing its existing fan base. Now that’s a gamble, a huge one. You could compare the series to Dungeons and Dragons. Even a cool makeover won’t make audiences change their minds about it.