Boldly Going Onwards

I went to see the “Star Trek” Movie yesterday.

It was a well-crafted movie, with a good balance of storytelling, drama, action and special effects. It was billed as “the first Star Trek movie for non-Trekkies”, a mantle that it wears well. There will be a sequel, and deservedly so.

The only fly in the ointment was that one potty-mouthed character just had to use the word “G/damned” (sorry, but there is no better way to put it).

I’m not trying to be Miss Manners here; there are times when profanity is permissible – when another character used “BS” elsewhere in the movie it was apropos, and the way it was delivered it was actually funny.

But why oh why does Hollywood persist in using God and Jesus as all-purpose swearwords? Why not Allah and Mohammed?

(cos the Muslims won’t let you live if you do – that’s why)

The saddest thing about this was that the aforementioned blasphemy was totally unnecessary. They could have dropped the word completely and it would not have changed the line. In fact, the same line line was delivered in the trailers without the offending word.

I guess it is my fault for listening to the rave reviews and not researching more deeply…

Hollywood, you’ve got my money this time, and I cannot say I was ripped off… but that one word cost you a DVD sale. I hope that it was worth it.

And that, my friends, is how we roll.

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