Chris Pine talks Star Trek Sequel

News Glen Chapman
19 Jun 2012 - 06:54

Whilst on promotional duties for his latest film, People Like Us, Pine provides his thoughts on the Star Trek sequel.

Chris Pine is currently on promotional duties in the US for his latest film People Like Us, which is based on the experiences of Star Trek co-writer Alex Kurtzman. With the follow up to Star Trek being so hotly anticipated, it was inevitable that Pine would be asked about the film – and here’s what he had to say:

“Oh, it’s good! What am I going to tell you? Those big films are scary things. There’s so much money behind those things. There’s that hype.  You enter a machine. I’m just happy that the people behind it were such good, welcoming types. JJ [Abrams] runs that ship. JJ is a wonderful guy. What they bring to this kind of film is a small character-driven story, matched with robots or aliens or spaceships. That’s a very hard thing to do, and a lot of people don’t pay attention to that. It’s really interesting that, in The Avengers, the character that people relate to is The Hulk, and I think the reason why they relate to The Hulk is because he’s fragile and human and faulty.”

“Generally speaking, the more money that’s involved in anything, the more people are expecting and hoping that it’s not going to fail. If you’re a part of that process of whether it’s going to fail or succeed, you’re only human and you hope that it does well. But, there’s only so much, as an actor, that you can do. People are either going to respond to it or not, and I would drive myself crazy if I tried to control it anymore than that, other than a really fervent desire that people come and watch it and like it. We at least tried to do a really good job. Critics think we try to make bad films. They think we want to spend five months of our lives making something bad. We always go out with the best of intentions, whether it’s fluffy comedy or a drama. It’s always in the effort of, 'Please come, like it, enjoy it, take something away!'"

He also goes on to talk about the use IMAX:

“They are big cameras. They are big, loud cameras! And the things take forever to reload.  It’s literally 20 minutes to reload a camera. I think the first thing that I saw on IMAX was The Avengers. The scope and the size of it are pretty neat, I will say that. I think JJ did a good job of knowing which scenes to marry with the IMAX and which scenes would really pop, like they did with Mission: Impossible.  When Tom [Cruise] is on that huge building, it made all the sense in the world to do it in IMAX.”


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