A few days ago one of sci-fi fandoms biggest heroes told everyone he hates sci-fi and wishes they would stop making movies about it. Well after a quick Twitter search it seems that way. The Guardian has a good write up about what he said. Below is one quote that pretty much gives away why he said what he said. Simon gives a long winded response on his website which cements what his first words meant.
Before Star Wars, the films that were box-office hits were The Godfather, Taxi Driver, Bonnie and Clyde and The French Connection – gritty, amoral art movies. Then suddenly the onus switched over to spectacle and everything changed … I don’t know if that is a good thing.
Simon Pegg, if you don’t know who he is, is the writer and star of the brilliant movies Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, he is also Scottie on the Abram’s reboot of Star Trek. He’s writing the newest Star Trek film, he loves the original canon material so much. Basically his entire film career has been comedies and/or science fiction/fantasy/comedy horror movies.