One of my least favorite things about J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek was the fact that Kirk was still listening to the Beastie Boys 200+ years from now. I don’t know what people actually will listen to if we’re still around then, but “Sabotage” is already played out. How many artists from 200+ years ago do you listen to?
I figured it was an Abrams thing – my least favorite thing about The Force Awakens so far has been the inclusion of a massive Beastie Boys in-joke as a character name.
Yet here Justin Lin is, rubbing it in again. Not just in a trailer theme, but in what appears to be sourced music onscreen. Sorry, but this kinda spoils the robo-crabs you want me to think are so cool. As a thought experiment, imagine if the first Star Trek movie had a ’70s pop song in it. Or just watch Silent Running to see what a terrible idea that is.