It's impossible to have a serious discussion here about anything due to the trolls...
Haters gonna hate
I'm not a hater. In fact, I watched the 3 original movies and still have them on DVD someplace. However, they were discussed 'til the cows came home, and what came after has been a pretty dismal attempt at prolonging the franchise. I sat through the first of the expanded set because my son wanted to see it, and I tolerated about 20 minutes of the next before finding something better to do. Simply put, they were sub-par and messed with a concept that at least had some substance.
So yeah, I do find it somewhat mystifying that a discussion regarding such dribble has come this far. I mean, what is there serious to discuss since those original movies? Crappy CGI? Sub-par/non-existent plots? Sub-par acting and/or way too much commercialism? Or ALL of the above? For mine, it is all of the above, sorry to say, and the last Star Trek movie wasn't much better.
Frankly, Hollywood is putting out a lot of crap lately... remakes of old classic that pale in comparison, or dumb-ass stupid rehashes of comedy classics that should have ended up on the cutting room floor. It's like the movie studios have GOT to get something out each month, don't matter how bad it is, just so long as it's out there. Worse still, people pay good money to see it, probably because there's nothing else in cinemas, thus helping to perpetuate a constant stream of crap films.
Actually, I lied! I AM a hater! I hate it when movie studios release absolute crap... those sub-par rehashes of good and great movies, but lacking much of the original story line and/or plot. Pretty much, most are an insult to one's intelligence. Sadly, the public isn't demanding better, so it's likely we'll get stuck with a dismal majority of damned awful movies and TV shows.... and don't get me started on that so-called reality crap that's too frequently served up on TV as 'entertainment.
If I ever see another Kardashian, Simmons or Osbourne again, it'll be too fechin' soon. I have absolutely no need to know how the rich, untalented and largely useless live.
There, that serious enough?
BTW, of the more recent Hollywood releases, Prometheus and Lucy were among the best sci-fi offerings.