Corey Taylor, who is best known for his vocal contributions to the rock groups Slipknot and Stone Sour, is a man who is never afraid to speak his mind — even when that goes against the grain and irritates a few people.
In a recent interview, Taylor spoke out about the negativity surrounding the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond, “geeks”, and his thoughts on the film set to hit theaters later this summer.
“I loved the trailer, I thought it was great! Here’s the thing: I’ve gotten to the point where I hate calling myself a geek, because geeks are the biggest d***s on the f***in’ internet! They’re gonna look for anything and everything to bitch about.” Taylor told Radio.com.
He went on to discuss the escalating criticism of films within the genre.
“They get themselves worked up to the point that they can’t enjoy themselves. Before, they didn’t have that. We would get in little groups of friends, and we we would bitch, and we would fuss, and we’d go to the movie and say, ‘You know what? That was actually good.’ Now they work each other up to the point that, even if the movie is great, they’re gonna hate it.”
“So, what’s the point man?” he asks. “If you’re gonna pick this thing apart, you’re gonna need to go back to your mom’s basement and take a f***in’ nap! ‘Cause I’m over it! They’ve made it to the point where I can’t go to a movie without hearing that s**t in my head!”
Taylor went on to speculate about the film:
“It’s gonna be great.” he said. “The one thing that we can all agree on is: the cast is awesome. For as many plot holes as Star Trek: Into Darkness had, I still love that movie, I really enjoyed that movie. And anybody who doesn’t, takes this s**t way too f***in’ seriously in the first place! It’s a movie. This isn’t Shakespeare! And even Shakespeare, you shouldn’t take that seriously! So for me: the casting is great, you’re gonna enjoy it, it looks like a lot of fun, it looks like one of the first [Star Trek] movies where it has the feel of an episode. We’re not worried about trying to do an origin story. This is its own self-contained adventure, and it’ll be great.”
As a refresher, here’s that heavily-criticized first trailer.
What do you think about the upcoming Star Trek film? Do you agree with Corey Taylor or is there real reason for concern? Tell us in the comments section below.
Directed by Justin Lin, written by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McCay, Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on July 22.