|tanithryudo (tanithryudo) wrote,|
@ 2016-10-21 17:57:00
|Entry tags:||comics, musings, star trek|
Traumatic Childhood trope
"Star Trek is one of those happy, clean, bright futures which means there is a high ratio of adults to children in adult bodies."
Came across this comment - actually an author's response to a comment on a fic - and the sentiment kinda just struck me. It does seem to be one of the aspects of my dissatisfaction with the reboot Star Trek film - the playing up of angsty manchild trauma as the main fill-in for character interaction.
And, even looking beyond just the Trek franchise, it's a little pervasive in Hollywood films as a whole, isn't it? I mean, the reboot Superman and Batman are all about revisiting their childhood traumas over and over again in every film and reboot. Perhaps this is also the reason why Iron Man is not my favorite MCU film/character.
I think it says a bit about my personal tastes...
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