Star Trek game 'arguably hurt' Into Darkness success, believes JJ Abrams

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Posted 12:56pm on Fri 13 September 2013
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Star Trek game 'arguably hurt' Into Darkness success, believes JJ Abrams
Movie director 'disappointed' by game tie-in.

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Posted 12:56pm on Fri 13 September 2013
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'Hurt' is the wrong word for me. Which is probably why he said 'Arguably hurt' in relative terms;

I have never heard anyone say 'the game is rubbish so the movie must be rubbish'.
Rather the game didn't give the movie a boost. But the game would have to be one awesome game to do that. We're talking Goldeneye, KOTOR levels of awesomeness. Or Mortal Kombat/Max payne/Hitman if the movie was based off the game which it isn't.

It only 'hurt' the movie if you come from the angle of 'what could of been'...in that case the Harry Potter, Thor & Terminator games weren't well received so they 'hurt' the movie. Every video game tie-in which wasn't on the level of Goldeneye 'Hurt' their movie counterparts.

If we use that line of thinking then every review and critique making fun of the 'wrath of khan' rip-off's sorry I mean tributes 'hurt' the movie. The fact that everyone didn't enjoy the previous movie must of also 'hurt' Into Darkness. The outcry of the new leading lady standing in her underwear for no reason but to reassure the audience that Kirk isn't gay 'Hurt' the movie.

Btw I thought it was good watch, doesn't make J.Js statement any less dumb.
Posted 1:04pm on Fri 13 September 2013
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"Hardcore" Trek fans hurt the franchise more by refusing to accept this is a new universe and not "sullying" their precious original series and move on.
Posted 2:54pm on Fri 13 September 2013
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I don't really see how any outside influences can effect how people enjoy the movie. If you watch something and enjoy it, that should be it. I do think it could help gather further interest. For example, im not into Star Trek but i do play video games so maybe if i played the game and loved it then maybe i'd wanna see the movie and vice versa.
Posted 2:59pm on Fri 13 September 2013
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"Hardcore" Trek fans hurt the franchise more by refusing to accept this is a new universe and not "sullying" their precious original series and move on.

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I agree those people bug me too. If the original series is so great i don't see how any reboots or remakes etc could possibly take anything away from it. It cant change it or damage it in anyway, it stays exactly as it always was, in its true original form that they enjoyed all those years ago.
They can even ignore the new stuff if they wish.
Posted 11:08pm on Fri 13 September 2013
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Yeah, a couple Star Trek fan friends of mine said the same to me, that the fanbase was just bitching and making boycotts, all that stuff. It's stupid, the series needed modernising, it's just not relevant anymore and has aged badly. Certain bits of Star Wars have aged, but it's kept mainly relevant.

Not seen the sequel, but loved the original movie, and never watched Star Trek before.
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