I am not a fan of remakes, however, a few surprises have appeared on the silver screen along the way. I loved the revamp of the Star Trek franchise. The alternate time storyline and the superb impersonation of Shatner’s James T. Kirk by Chris Pine equaled to my complete acceptance of JJ Abram’s new vision of where the Enterprise will boldly go…and that is including his overuse of lens flares and camera shaking.
My brother (another movie buff in the family) can’t stand the flares and the way Abram shakes the cameras, but I think they are great. It’s so we-are-in-space-man! Sad to see that Abram has promised his wife that he would not use lens flares in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Clymer, 2017), but I’m sure my brother will be celebrating.
Clymer, J. (2017). J.J. Abrams’ Wife Talked Him Out of Overusing Lens Flares in Star Wars. [online] Screen Rant. Available at: http://screenrant.com/star-wars-force-awakens-lens-flares-jj-abrams/ [Accessed 30 Mar. 2017].
IMBd.com (2017). J.J. Abrams and Chris Pine in Star Trek (2009). [image] Available at: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ4NDQxMDcyOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODU3NDIzMw@@.V1_SX1500_CR0,0,1500,999_AL.jpg [Accessed 30 Mar. 2017].