I love you, ugly
On the issue of certain choices made in Star Trek Into Darkness
I was recently* made aware that a scene where Benedict Cumberbatch takes an angry shower was cut from the final movie. I feel that this was a mistake. I understand that in the development of a film, especially a blockbuster with the budget and fanbase of the Star Trek franchise, that many factors dictate the final result. But again, I can’t stress enough how much of a mistake this was.
I would like to use my personal tumblr that I am allowed to have for free on the internet for no reason to put forth my valid and very real arguments for why the
Khan John Harrison shower scene should either 1) be added to a special edition and overnighted to my house, or 2) released on the internet immediately. My points are as follows:
Khan John Harrison naked would help me connect more with his character and his struggle. When we are first introduced to Khan John Harrison, he is a madman and a killer, without spoiling the movie for anyone who hasn’t seen it (and honestly why would you knowing this scene isn’t included), the lines between good and evil are blurred. Khan John Harrison is alone, vulnerable and without his own kind. Seeing him in a private moment would have helped clarify his motives and feelings.
- Classic movies have nudity. The best ones, really. Blue Velvet? Critically acclaimed and full Rossellini. Good luck finding someone who will admit that movie doesn’t make any sense. No one yells “That’s not how cold fusion works!” at Lynch.
- They did it in Starship Troopers. I know you want to be better than Starship Troopers, which was a big pile of garbage. But you know what? They were brave enough to show the human form so obviously it’s a better film. Right now, if you asked me what space movie I want to watch, I have to go with that one.
- Benedict Cumberbatch. The man could cut diamonds with the angles on that face, do you understand me? Americans want to know whats up. We’ve only just met this guy and we need to know what his body looks like. Does he have extra bones? Is he a human-bird hybrid? What do his lips feel like?
- 355,489 views. I recently** watched this supercut of Benedict Cumberbatch’s sex scenes to date and I think that basically proves that the viewing public is kind of into it. I’m certainly into it and statistically speaking I can’t be the only one.
In summation, while I have already seen Star Trek three times in theaters, I refuse to give another dime of my money to a film that is too afraid to explore the human condition. JJ Abrams please feel free to contact me directly via email or fax.
*Like 20 minutes ago
**Like 10 minutes ago, then a second time like 2 minutes ago