There are a lot of comparisons to Star Wars with the first two films. People said JJ Abrams really just made Star Wars films out of the Star Trek universe (Disney must have agreed he knew how to make a SW film…). Well, now it looks like the Trek team wants to turn the ship around.
According to Simon Pegg:
But I think we just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show. And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know. Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation. But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment.
A return to the past is fine…but there is a reason Star Wars is more successful at the box office. I liked the tone of the first two films and wish they’d keep heading the same direction at Warp Speed, givin’ her all she’s got!