Chris Pine gave a new interview. It's mostly supposed to be about the Jack Ryan movie but he also talks about Star Trek, and our negative reactions to him in Star Trek. And yeah, we could have been nicer, I guess, but did you see Princess Diaries 2? Really?
And no, that isn't his fault. Just look at Shatner's early work. The bottom line is that Kirk had to be an unknown because using an unknown bought them a whole week of "Chris Pine? Who's Chris Pine?" And then the storm hit, after we watched Just My Luck and realized he'd actually done a Lohan film.
The truth is that we would have been upset with anyone. Using Chris bought them some time before the backash.
But no, he didn't deserve that.