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?
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.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist