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5 Major Reasons Trekkies Hated The Star Trek Reboot!

5 Major Reasons Trekkies Hated The Star Trek Reboot!

2009 brought with itself a reboot of the world famous Star Trek. Produced and directed by J.J Abrams this version of Star Trek was an action-packed one with an absolutely new, youthful and hot looking cast. However, the new Star Trek seemed to miss the very essence of the original ones. It is true that the movie was extremely thrilling when it came to the fighting scenes, where the audience had to hold their breath, but it ignored the fact that Star Trek is not actually supposed to be an action movie only. It is more about moral dilemmas, philosophy, and ideas. It is about making the morally correct decisions no matter how difficult they may seem, and that violence may not be the only solution to all the problems. Last but not the least, it is also about figuring out new ways of communicating with such alien species that look extremely different from us. Unfortunately, the reboot was aimed more at attracting a casual audience who cannot go to a movie with a heavy plot and thus there was a compromise made with the ‘soul’ of the movie. Following is the list of 5 such flaws that should have been dealt with in the reboot version:

5. Unnecessary Extension:

Well, the story for the reboot of a pretty successful movie is obviously known to the audience and here is where the movies started to disappoint its viewers will all the unnecessary details that were added to the extent that it took nearly 38 minutes to get even the first glimpse of the Enterprise.
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4. Too many modifications:

If the original version was scripted nearly 50 years ago then definitely there is a need to make certain alterations in the new version to appeal to the new mindset but not to the extent that there is a complete diversion in the essence of the characters from what it was meant to be. The original Star Trek was a lot more socially advanced by the inclusion of characters with different ethnicities and stronger female characters while the new Star Trek missed so much of it and that too in the modern times.

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