Star Trek 2 is fast approaching its release date, and Total Film is releasing some information from a Chris Pine interview on the tone and content of the movie. Pine says that the movie will not be following the usual 'like the original, but darker' route that most sequels decide to take. Pine says, "We're not making Batman. That's not our deal." Interesting - you'd think they would want to make Batman? Usually, sequels of major films almost always end up being worse, with the exceptions of films deciding to go 'darker'. Some of the best examples of this would be, of course, 'The Dark Knight' as well as films like 'The Empire Strikes Back' and the latter Harry Potter films.
"There's comedy, which I think J.J. does a great job of, but, like the first one, there's some serious issues being dealt with. And I'd say the threat is even greater in this one."
"The force [the Enterprise crew] are met with is much more frightening. It's relentlessly action-packed and in terms of character development it goes places you'd never expect. The arc is huge for all the characters. It's a really big story -- I can't hype it enough!"
Some of the best parts of the first film were definitely the character development, the building friendship of Kirk and Spock, and the inherent humor in the dialogue. It seems like the sequel is definitely sticking with that tone; whether that’s a good or bad thing will be seen once the movie is released.
Star Trek 2 will be released May 17, 2013.