Is it good for Trek virgins who have literally never seen the tv show?
Haha. Fuck no.
It probably is more than any other, tbh. It has a few new characters and you don’t really need any bigger background than ‘old guys trying to recapture lost glory’. It draws a *lot* of inspiration from 2001, so there is a lot of just atmosphere shots.
Most of the other ones run into each other and require far more background knowledge, so it’s much harder to just drop into them.
I reckon most people have absorbed enough pop culture references to watch it just fine. Like everyone at least knows Kirk is the space cowboy, Spock is Mr Logic, etc. Theres no back references to any previous stories, really.
Logan is another case of “a clone of a better movie/genre but with superhero shenanigans”, in this instance, Shane (mostly) and other Westerns - see also The Batman/Seven, Winter Soldier/Three Days of the Condor/70s paranoia stuff etc.
I mean, those three listed are good movies but they’re still functionally window dressing on better films.
I’ve only seen the first Abrams Trek movie and none of the old ones at all
Although I’ve seen far too many episodes of the original series as my friends used to watch it relentlessly when they were getting stoned. Sometimes I’d go home, eat lunch, chill and then go back in the evening and they’d be sat in the same place watching yet another episode
It did go off the TV when the friend, whose house it was, wanted to watch Baywatch. At which point I’d leave
See Genisys is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. I know it should be shit, yet I find it really good fun nontheless. Emilia Clarke and Potatohead are hilariously miscast but I actually really like all the setpieces and how they mixed things up with John Connor.
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