First off, if you don’t know who the new Star Trek villain is, stop reading this. Second, I don’t know for a fact who the Star Trek villain is, but a basic google search has led me to reviews that confirm it is who everyone thought it was going to be. Third, in the trailer, ‘John Harrison’ mentions 72 reasons to convince Kirk to go where he wants him to. For those familiar with a certain episode from the The Original Series, you will know what the reference is.
So now that it seems that the new villain is the old villain reimagined, what do I think? I think it’ll be fantastic. This goes back to my initial reaction when I heard Christopher Nolan and company were recreating Joker for the Dark Knight. I had some doubts, but I loved Nolan’s previous work and couldn’t wait to see what he would do with this new take. The results were phenomenal and The Dark Knight remains one of my favorite movies of all time. Now that JJ Abrams is taking on this classic villain, I can’t wait to see how he revamps him. Truth is, I miss that ‘villain’ as his appearances were limited to only that one episode and a certain movie. Any chance to explore and delve more into that character is welcome, especially when it’s directed by someone whose films I enjoy so much.
Let me also ask a question for the gamers who visit my site. Do you mind that Link is revamped in every iteration of Zelda? The same for Gannon. Yes, they fall into a timeline, but the key is that if the execution is brilliant, it doesn’t matter the who or the what. I for one will be awaiting Star Trek Into Darkness eagerly. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve been this excited for a movie since I awaited Dark Knight Rises.
I’ve been watching the old Star Trek movies with my wife in preparation. Just saw Undiscovered Country the other night. Still awesome, still moving, and the score- the score is just a thing of beauty.
Trailer link below: