Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Star Trek

In the new Star Trek movie, Kirk hangs from a ledge like 10 times. JJ Abrams just got lazy and thought "when Kirk wins he has to come from behind, nope can't do that, what if he comes up from being at someone's feet?"

I get that we want to see the hero go through some adversity. I also get that overcoming tough odds makes for a sweeter victory that audiences like to see in blockbusters. It is annoying to see the same thing over and over to the same frickin character. Couldn't he be pinned to a wall and have to scheme his way out? Couldn't a Romulan have their foot on his chest, holding him down and forcing Kirk to snap out of it? Why is he always hanging from a ledge? Even little kid Kirk crashes the car and hangs from a ledge. He establishes his calling card.
"I've got you right where I want you"
"Uhhh Kirk you're on a ledge barely holding on with no weapon in your hands???"

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