You know I'm seriously considering a segment called The Rabbles because there seems there's never a shortage of Nerd Outrage. There's always something that gets the Nerds in a tizzy. And you know as a blogger, I'm here for it! Give me fuel to blog about! Lol but as a Nerd/Geek/Dork/FanGirl/what have you and as an observer, I'm just like...why? Certain things I kind of understand the outrage but there are other things when I sit there like wait, what's the problem here? So yeah...I might consider having "The Rabbles". Sounds like a soap opera...*insert telenovela theme music here*
So this week in The Rabbles, the nerds are outraged over the "gratuitous underwear" scene in the new Star Trek movie. Now if you haven't seen it yet...I advise you to do so. It's a good movie in my honest opinion. But anyway. The scene that has everyone all in a flutter is this:
When I saw the movie I saw no problem with this particular scene. However, apparently people found it unnecessary, didn't feel that it had any purpose other than showing a half naked woman, it was objectifying Alice Eve's character etc etc blah blah blah. I'm sorry but what? There is a purpose in showing this scene. First of all, Eve's character was changing into a space suit. Secondly, it was in MY opinion to establish some type of hint towards sexual tension between Carol (Eve's character) and Kirk. This was hinted upon again (IN MY OPINION) towards the end when he welcomes her as a member of the crew and she gives him this...look which seemed like a look of interest. Now as for this matter of objectifying Alice Eve's character and just showing her body I say um. So? Well not really so but...what action movie doesn't have some sex/half naked actor/actress in it? I saw no outrage when Black Widow changed in the back seat of the car in Iron Man 2. I saw no outrage when Thor was shirtless in Thor. "Gratuitous" half naked scenes are part of the formula. It is used to draw in audiences. So I really don't get the outrage that I have been seeing. Also don't get why it's okay for men to be half naked but not women. Are men just their man titties? Is it okay to ogle and objectify Chris Hemsworth (which I do every chance I get). Also why must it be objectifying? Why can't we just be enjoying the beauty that is the naked body? I hate to say this but don't pick and choose what you rabble rabble about. If you're going to be outraged about something let it be for EVERY instance that it happens. Not just that ONE particular time. But that's just my opinion. Everyone is entitled to one.
The writer of Star Trek: Into The Darkness was nice enough to apologize for this on The Twitter:
But I seriously saw no need for him to apologize. On the other hand, of course I know WHY he apologized. He can't have people not going to see his movie because of this incident. So kudos to him apologizing for that. If anything, some of the Trekkies I know feels it should be apologizing for what he did to one of their favorite shows. I'm no Trekkie so I don't know whether or not things were changed in the movie. I'm sure there was, as is the way of Hollywood. But like I said, I enjoyed the film. As did others. If you want more than MY humble opinion you can always mosey on over to here. To you angry Nerds? Get the stick out of your booties. Learn to enjoy things instead of nitpicking (says the woman who picked apart The Dark Knight Rises. BUT IT DESERVED IT!) I swear you'll live longer! Now...lets OBJECTIFY SOME MAN TITTIES!