Simon Pegg has responded to those fans who ranked Star Trek Into Darkness as the worst movie of the franchise.
The JJ Abrams sequel was awarded this honor at a Las Vegas Star Trek fan convention earlier this month, despite the fact that it grossed half a billion dollars at the box office and currently possesses an 87 percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatos,
Pegg told The Huffington Post,“I think it’s like when you tire of an indie band that you love because, suddenly, they get a number one single. You don’t necessarily start disliking their music, but you stop liking them because you’re pissed off that they’re famous, or whatever,”
He then explained, “Star Trek Into Darkness is the most successful Star Trek movie ever made. It is, in terms of what it took at the box office and how many people went to see it. More people saw that film than any iteration of Star Trek that existed before. That is probably slightly annoying to some Star Trek fans — which I totally understand.”
However The World’s End star then erupted, “It absolutely isn’t the worst Star Trek movie. It’s asinine, you know? It’s ridiculous.”
He continued, “And frustrating, as well, because a lot of hard work and love went into that movie, and all J.J. wanted to do was make a film that people really enjoyed. So, to be subject to that level of sort of, like, crass f***ing ire, I just say f***you. Not you, but the people who said that.”
Pegg then added, “It’s also that thing, as I say, that it hasn’t been around long enough. It’s the newest one. It’s the one people least recognize. If you look back at things you really love, there’s a big list: The things that you’ve got to re-watch and enjoy, they are going to be more up there. The thing that you know the least will be at the bottom. So it might be that, too, you know?”
Do you think that Star Trek Into Darkness is the worst Star Trek film ever made?