You know, I would love to listen to you guys do "Star Trek." Last year's, I mean. And lemme tell you why:
I was just talking about the movie with a friend, and without really thinking about I described it as one of my all-time-favorite terrible movies. But it's hard for me to explain what I mean by that. I don't mean in the so-bad-it's-good sense. I mean that I really, profoundly enjoyed the movie, and will go so far as to say it was a good movie in objective terms, while admitting all the way to the store that the plot just didn't make a damn bit of sense. Seriously, there's not ONE story point in the whole movie that stands up to scrutiny. Scrutiny, hell. If you glance suspiciously at the script out of the corner of your eye it crumbles to dust.
And yet … and yet. Despite all that, it was a GOOD movie! Entertaining, exciting, funny, even mildly thought-provoking in some minor ways. Orci and Kurtzman (and Abrams, obviously) built on what had come before, but had no shame about discarding whatever didn't suit them. It was a very upraised-middle-finger to-hell-with-you-this-is-my-movie movie, and I thought that worked well. And above all, it was fun.
Despite being, by any objective standard, simply terrible.
I can't really think of another movie like it off the top of my head. I have plenty of guilty pleasures, but those are usually "I like this because it's bad," or "I like it despite the fact that it's bad." "Star Trek" was more like a movie that was simultaneously good and bad for different reasons, and that's a new and strange sensation to me.
So I'd love to hear what you guys have to say about it.