"Elsewhere, it would be remiss to point out that while the film makes very little effort to support it’s technobabble, the crux of the action is Thor and Jane working together to save the world WITH SCIENCE! Now that is how you use an astrophysicist in your superhero movie. I don’t care if it actually makes sense, I want Jane to go from world to world with Thor and save people with science. Or they could just have a television show for kids on PBS where Thor is her big smiley lab assistant who never wears protective gear."
"The floor is lava!"
Yeah, rewatching TOS for the first time since childhood, the discrepancy between the character [William Shatner’s character in the original Star Trek] and the caricature [Chris Pine’s character in the reboot] that really stood out to me was that Kirk the character really isn’t some sort of rebel without a cause—yes, he breaks rules and protocol when he has to, but he doesn’t just arbitrarily bristle against authority, because he is authority. He chose to become a captain and work within a hierarchy where he is beholden to someone else’s orders and trusts other people to follow his orders, because he believes in that system. In fact, if anything, he errs on the side of trusting authority too much.
The problem with Abram’s Star Trek isn’t just a fundamental misunderstanding of Kirk, it’s a fundamental misunderstanding of how that sort of rebel character actually works—the major part being that if your whole thing is rebelling against authority, then you shouldn’t try to become authority. If you think the rules are dumb, then you shouldn’t become the universal rule-enforcer. The guy who doesn’t trust authority unless he has it isn’t a hero, he’s at best a douchebag and at worst a dictator."
This also applies to some Marvel adaptations which make Wolverine leader of the X-Men or Iron Man leader of the Avengers (although at least in the case of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Tony was just holding down the fort until the character development reached the point of Cap taking the reins).