This is a most excellent article on how Abrams achieved some of his scenes in Star Trek: Into Darkness by building more sets and not relying on so much CGI. I think that is admirable. Jackson does the same in his Middle Earth films and it pulls off a much better look and feel for the viewer and the actors. I believe that the Star Wars prequels and the Raimi Spiderman films suffered visually from too much CGI that left them un-grounded in a sense of reality. Basically because they weren’t. This article at the link below also gives an account as to how dedicated some of the Star Trek film’s actors were to their parts. If that makes you want to barf, Pegg will tell you that you are not alone.
- Star Trek Into Darkness – film review (standard.co.uk)
- Film Review | Star Trek into Darkness (sleeplessthought.wordpress.com)