HOLLYWOOD, Calif. Dec. 14, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — Someone (most likely in Germany) managed to leak the trailer for “Star Trek: Beyond,” the third movie in the rebooted franchise.
It was rumored to be released and attached to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The trailer is dubbed in German and is set to the song “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys (a throwback to the first movie). To some fans, the whole thing feels like a practical joke.
Vox Culture is asking the questions, Why does the leaked trailer contain a motorcycle that is not a space motorcycle? Why does it feel like an extended Mountain Dew commercial? Why is there a chase scene in space? Why won’t this Beastie Boys song end? Where are my lens flares? Does the German market feel a deep connection to “Sabotage”?
The on-line magazine goes on, “It’s enough to make you wonder if the trailer is fake, or some strange German satire. And that’s certainly plausible, because it sure makes the film seem out of step with the first two movies.”
One possible explanation, aside from the inexplicable nature of what makes something cool in Germany, is that Justin Lin, director of “Fast & Furious,” “Fast & Furious 6,” and “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” has taken over for J.J. Abrams, who directed the first two films. That could explain the tone of the trailer (the chase scenes, Scotty hanging off the side of a mountain, the motorcycle), compared with Abrams’s style.
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