The 'Star Trek Beyond' Trailer Is Here, And It Doesn't Actually Seem Very 'Star Trek'-y
It might seem like the entire world is revolving around Star Wars these days, but Paramount Pictures would like to remind you not to forget about Star Trek. On Monday, the production company released the trailer for Star Trek Beyond, and strangely enough, the people who might like it the most could be the ones who don’t really care that much about Star Trek at all.
The latest offering is directed by Justin Lin (the director behind the Fast & Furious franchise), and judging by the trailer, his take on Star Trek will be very different from J.J. Abrams’ grim, epic, lens-flare-y, space sagas. I mean, the entire trailer is set to “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys. And it is surprisingly funny. As someone who was a fan of the original, campy TV series, (and also the ‘90s update, Star Trek: The Next Generation, don’t judge me), I watched the trailer thinking this might finally be a Star Trek movie I would actually want to go and see. It’s not too heavy, looks kind of fun, and the cast is still totally awesome (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba? Yes please). But If you happen to be a Star Trek movie purist, you might not feel the same way.
The trailer makes the film all seem very Guardians Of The Galaxy-esque, which definitely seemed like something that would get people talking. And sure enough, Twitter had a lot to say about it.
Some loved it:
New Star Trek trailer. Love the concept for this. Also it was written by Simon Pegg. I'm interested. https://t.co/sOm9lvYaA8— Jack Howard (@JackHoward) December 14, 2015
Love the STAR TREK BEYOND trailer. Feels like a classic episode dialed up to 11.— devin faraci (@devincf) December 14, 2015
And some, well, maybe not so much:
There's a new Fast and the Furious movie coming out, with Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, and Zachary Quinto. https://t.co/XxlgC9wDc3— Joe Sondow (@JoeSondow) December 14, 2015
Star Trek: Fast and Furious is really looking great! I'm pretty sure Gene Roddenberry is rolling in his grave. https://t.co/3KVTFgqBzW— Jingletronic (@Chadtronic) December 14, 2015
Glad to see Beyond is going back to the roots of Star Trek, with its motorcycle stunts and Beastie Boys soundtrack.— Andy Kelly (@ultrabrilliant) December 14, 2015
It’s probably safe to assume the reception for the newest Star Trek reboot might be a bit different from the last one, but surely that must have been what they were going for. And to the tried-and-true fans who are disappointed? Well, maybe they’ll get the TV show right?
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