Star Trek Into Darkness is the seventh-highest grossing movie this year at the domestic box office but director is not a happy trekkie. Abrams believes that the movie could have been an even bigger financial success if it hadn't been for the video game that accompanied the movie's release.
Here's Abrams firing off both barrels in an interview with Deadline:
For me, emotionally, it hurt because we were working our asses off making the movie and then this game came out and it got — this isn't even my opinion — it got universally panned. And I think that it was something without question that didn't help the movie and arguably hurt it.
Make no bones about it, Star Trek The Video Game was a big steaming pile of Klingon turd that was not only glitchy and buggy, but was also insufferably boring. But was it so bad that it had a negative impact of the movie's box office takings? I'm not so sure.
What do you think? Would Star Trek Into Darkness have grossed more money if the game was better?