I can't do it anymore... these movies hold zero interest to anyone who isn't into the whole star wars/trek cults... it seems the only enjoyment on offer is piecing together the various references to previous and future films and such obsessive fan minutiae
Mediocre film to be honest, despite, for the most part, having such a talented cast
On the plus side it got pretty funny after a while when every character would die after being useful to the plot... and it's not much of a chore to look at Felicity Jones's angelic face for a couple of hours...
Why don't they make more of an effort to have these films stand on their own or work as movies? Is it just a combination of lazy filmmaking (captive audience) and conservative corporate oversight?
The 007 franchise takes more risks and is more cinematic on average than anything in the star* arena, so i don't think it can entirely be blamed on commercial considerations