|12:52 am - Believe it or not, I actually DID enjoy Star Trek Into Darkness, HOWEVER|
Srsly, Abrams, why u have to kill off Pike. I was willing to forgive all the plot holes, clunky character development, and not giving Cumberpatch enough to do, but this one is going to stick in my craw.
I was really happy when Pike survived Star Trek because:
1) Bruce Greenwood is an awesome Pike
2) Pike totally got fucked in the original timeline and it gave me warm fuzzy feelings to see him not have a shitty fate in NuTrek
3) Killing him would have been too obvious and easy
SO WHY U HAVE TO BECOME STUPID AND DO THE OBVIOUS AND EASY THING THIS TIME.
Like, NuKirk is so dumb that he would have done what Robocop told him to do even without being influence by his anger over his first BFF getting fridged. And no way was Kirk’s emotional payoff worth taking two steps backward from original storytelling.
It just pisses me off, because it’s sloppy writing, and it cements Pike’s legacy as being the guy fated to die because he’s in Kirk’s way.
THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS
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BTW it's been a long time since I've posted an entry (I mostly use it for the comms). The layout is looking nice. Good job, livejournal, you are doing things right (for once).