The new Star Trek movies barely resemble the Star Trek of old, but that's okay. I'm okay with that. We get two versions of the same story. On the one hand, we get the slow moving, quiet, action-less voyages of the Starship Enterprise and they're great watches. Then, we also get the fast paced, loud, action-packed voyages of the Starship Enterprise and they're also great watches. With Star Trek Beyond, there was murmurs that the film would be going back to the TV show's roots. It would be going back to the slow moving and exploration based plot. Well, whoever said that was wrong. This revamped Star Trek is still its own thing. Except now they're missing J.J. Abrams.
Now, I'm perfectly fine with modern songs being used in movies not set in modern times.... so long as it suits the film. 'Sabotage' suited that one scene in the first movie, but it really doesn't fit with this trailer. Like, at all. It's giving off all the wrong vibes, trying to appeal to non-Trekkies, but actually just annoying normal Trekkies. The film is advertised as an action comedy in space, just like Guardians of the Galaxy was. It's not an action comedy. It is in space and there is action, but did they really need to advertise it as a comedy? Absolutely not. That's just misleading.
What this trailer does give us is our first look at Idris Elba's evil alien antagonist, who at this point in time is unnamed. We don't know a single thing about him, but if this trailer is any suggestion, he's no Khan. But we'll have to wait and see. I'll be honest, I didn't even recognise Idris Elba in this role. His character is heavily makeup'd and his voice was unrecognisable, and don't even let me attempt to guess who plays the white alien girl. I have no clue. Makeup confuses me. Still, here's to hoping that he serves as a worthy foe.