When the trailer arrived earlier this week for ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ the third film in the rebooted take on the classic sci-fi series, it’s fair to see reactions were divided.
On the one hand, the trailer certainly promised an abundance of spectacular action, as might be expected from ‘The Fast and the Furious’ parts 3 to 6 director Justin Lin (the replacement for JJ Abrams, who moved on to that other space film you might have heard of).
On the other hand, its boisterous tone - thanks in no small part to its use of the Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ - suggested something quite far removed from the more intellectual, philosophical tone typically expected of ‘Star Trek.’
And it turns out that Simon Pegg - who returns for his third appearance as the USS Enterprise engineer Mr Scott, and also co-writes this time around - was not massively impressed with the trailer either.
Hey U Guys caught a few word with him on the matter; watch the video below.
Pegg mused, “it was very action-packed…it was surprising. I found it to be that the marketing people [are] saying, ‘everybody come and see this film, it’s full of action and fun,’ when there’s a lot more to it than that.
“I didn’t love it because I know there’s a lot more to the film. There’s a lot more story, a lot more character stuff, and a lot more of what I would call ‘Star Trek’ stuff.
“But they’ve got to bring a big audience in, they’ve got to bang the drum. To the ‘Star Trek’ fans I’d say hang in there, be patient.“
Just how patient ‘Star Trek’ fans are feeling after the widely-derided ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is another matter.
‘Star Trek Beyond’ hits cinemas on 22 July 2016. Watch the divisive trailer below.
Picture Credit: Paramount