[FoRK] A comment on Avatar

Bill Humphries whump at mac.com
Wed Dec 23 22:04:50 PST 2009


On Dec 23, 2009, at 7:53 PM, Simon Wistow wrote:

> That said, I'm not necessarily arguing that inside jokes belong in 
> movies, especially when they have a potential to come across as just 
> plain dumb. See, sort of, the use of "Sabotage" in the last Star Trek.

When I heard The Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" in the trailer for Star Trek, I was happy because:

1. It signaled Abrams wasn't going to treat Star Trek as a sacred, inviolate text
2. It introduced Kirk as a smart, but rebellious kid
3. This was the movie shouting "fuck yeah, this is Star Trek!"

-- whump


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