Newswire: J.J. Abrams points out that Star Trek Into Darkness could’ve been worse

Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is opening in wide release tomorrow and generally pulling in positive reviews, J.J. Abrams can exhale as he reaches the end of his press tour and perpetual state of terror. Given the backlash over his last film in a storied space franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness, the guy has probably been staring at his ceiling for a solid eight hours every night praying that the nerds love The Force Awakens and that Damon Lindelof didn’t somehow screw this up for him again.

Perhaps riding a wave of goodwill, Abrams is nevertheless taking the opportunity to make sure everyone knows Into Darkness wasn’t actually that bad. In a sprawling interview with BuzzFeed, the director did admit that the film lacked “a fundamental argument” and, “in a weird way, it was a little bit of a collection of scenes that were written …

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