Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin defends trailer after fans criticise its Fast and Furious feel

'I get it, I get it, I get it'

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 16 December 2015 11:02

Earlier this week, the trailer for Star Trek Beyond was released, leading to an outcry from fans who were very disappointed with its tone.

In our write up of the trailer, it was noted how Guardians of the Galaxy-esque it all felt, with funny one-liners and an earthbound sound-track.

One Youtube commented: "'From Justin Lin, director of Fast and Furious' Everything makes sense now,” poking fun at the Taiwanese-American director who previously helmed three Fast and Furious films.

Lin has since addressed the criticism head on, telling /Film how the trailer “hopefully represents that we are trying to be bold and take risks, whether we are successful or not, I don’t know.”

“Well, it's a minute and a half, you know… And again, there were other versions that were much more traditional and I can see where maybe the hardcore fans could probably see that as ‘Oh.’

“But with trailers you’re putting a two-hour movie into a minute and a half, and the one thing I wanted to make sure is that it hopefully represents that we are trying to be bold and take risks, whether we are successful or not, I don’t know.

“That was something I was excited to do and with collaborators like Simon and Doug, passion for the franchise will be there regardless.”

He then went on to praise the cast and crew for doing an “amazing job” and describing how he wanted “to be bold” with the film.

Lin also spoke about the accusations that the film seems to be just another Fast and Furious episode with Star Trek characters: “Yeah, and I don’t know if that’s the case here.

“When I saw the teaser, I’m like aw s**t. You really have to put the motorcycle in there? So I get it, I get it, I get it.”

Don’t worry guys, he gets it. Star Trek Beyond hits cinemas 22 July 2016.

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