According to Chris Pine, Star Trek 2 will “knock people out of their seats.”
Part of the reason for that reaction will be the fact that Star Trek 2 has been shot in IMAX. “They are big cameras,” said Pine of the IMAX cameras. “They are big, loud cameras.”
Pine was full of praise when it comes to J.J. Abrams‘ handling of the IMAX scenes. “I think J.J. did a good job of knowing which scenes to marry with the IMAX and which scenes would really pop, like they did with Mission Impossible,” said Pine. “When Tom [Cruise] is on that huge building, it made all the sense in the world to do it in IMAX.
“With J.J. and company – Alex, Bob and Damon included – what they’re really, really good at and what sets them apart is that they know how to do the action, and they know that if you don’t give them the small character-driven drama, you can blow up anything you want and no one cares. People will leave the theater because we’ve all seen it, a million ways. With the second one, people will find that it’s the mythic structure, done really well. The character journeys are just perfect mythic structures. They do it so well. The journeys with the characters will be really great, and the explosions and set pieces are going to knock people out of their seats.”
Source: The Chris Pine Project