Despite a pretty good box office draw and an 87% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, fans keep burying ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’. Not only was it recently voted the worst ‘Star Trek’ movie ever made, the negativity has reached the point that the film’s co-writer Roberto Orci had a few choice words for the haters and then quit Twitter from all the backlash. Now that the film is available on Blu-Ray and DVD, the director gives his two cents on how an unlikely source is a factor in bad reviews.
While speaking to GamerHub.TV at the release event for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, J.J. Abrams talked about the terrible video game adaptation of his movie and how things were supposed to go very differently with it. He then goes on to say that this game hindered rather than helped once the film finally hit theaters:
“To me the video game could have been something that actually really benefited the series and was an exciting, fun game with great gameplay and instead it was not and was something that I think, for me, emotionally it hurt, because we were working our asses off making the movie and then this game came out and it got, this isn’t even my opinion, it got universally panned and I think that it was something without question that didn’t help the movie and arguably hurt it.”
For most people, I feel like the game largely went unnoticed, so the negative reviews for it couldn’t have hurt the film too much. However, it’s clear that the filmmaker harbored some personal feelings towards how the game ended up. In the video below, you can see him talk more about the game and the great potential for ‘Star Trek’ in the realm of video games in the future:
Though Abrams will not be in the director’s chair for ‘Star Trek 3’ in favor of heading to a galaxy far, far away in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’, it’s good to see that he’s still invested in a franchise that he helped build and hopes to still contribute to in the future.
Do you think that the ‘Star Trek’ video game had anything to do with how ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ was received by the fans? Since the game did so poorly, what would you want to get out of a ‘Star Trek’ game? Share your thoughts in the comments below.