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May 9th, 2009 #1
No Star Trek discussion?
I liked the movie. Not the best movie for the summer but it was great. The only complain was that they used some factory to depict engineering section of the ship. It made the ship much larger than it should have been.
As a person with a practical approach on entertainment, I really didn't complain with the movie in general. JJ Abrams resurrected the dead franchise very well. Still I was half amused that they used the time paradox plot to overthrow existing Trek lore. But as a practical person I believe it was necessary.
Then I skimmed through IMDB discussion and got horrified. It was full of old farts bickering and whining and bitching about their semi-cult getting a major facelift. So what? TOS was meant to be an action adventure with philosophy and social commentaries. It was made in 60s and it would be very impractical to convey the 'spirit' of TOS faithfully. Just watch other TV shows came out back in 60s.
I hope the franchise stays in big screens for a long time, anyway. TV has a small scope to depict such a huge universe. I just hope that they can come up with smart ideas to keep the franchise alive.
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I haven't seen it yet, but yeah, I'm interested hearing what people thought of it.
And you don't have to be an old fart to appreciate 60's sci-fi aesthetics. As a design guy I tend to focus more on that aspect of movies/games. I'd rather see a new franchise than an unfaithful attempt to resurrect an old one. But perhaps, with some psychological tricky, I could convince myself that this is a new franchise (in case it's unfaithful, I mean).
Edit: I mostly see high ratings at IMDB when I look now.
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May 9th, 2009 #3
Fuck it, this movie rocked balls. Pitch perfect casting, great perfomances. A story not too convoluted and fantastic design. not best of the summer my nutsack.
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May 9th, 2009 #5
loved the casting, character interaction and battle stuff but the plot was too convoluted with various holes. Some very cheesy moments too
overall a vast improvement though. I have a feeling the next one will be awesome as they've but all the pieces in place to do what they want with the next movie
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^ Haha. (in a way, that's how I feel about contemporary games.)
Jamen jag tror att han skäms, och har gömt sig. Vårt universum det är en av dom otaliga spermasatser som Herren i sin självhärliga ensamhet har runkat fram för å besudla intet.
May 9th, 2009 #8
Couldnt agree more with Interceptor, but ill try and give a constructive account:
Story: Pretty good, not great, but kept me entertained so i cant complain.
Casting and Acting: No complaints at all, i felt everyone held their own really well in this movie. I even liked Simon Pegg in it and i normally find that guy really annoying. A few dodgy lines here and there, but nothing that took me out of the movie. I thought the new Kirk did a great job, im sure we'll be seeing more of that kid!
Design: Spot on, i thought they had an environment and universe that felt very real. I noticed in the credits that both James Clyne and Ryan Church were involved with the design, which immediately made sense, coz this was as epic and stunning as their designs always are.
Visual Effects: As a visual effects artist myself i have to make a disclaimer here, but man these really were fucking beautiful!! I mean, totally blew me away! There wasnt once that i noticed any dodgy comps or crazy lighting! Ok, once or twice my brain kicked in enough for me to wonder how the hell they pulled off some of the shots, but my jaw was on the floor from the opening shots to that incredible end title seqence. In fact, me and a friend agreed after leaving that the effects in that title sequence were better than the entire Wolverine movie.
Must see. Go to IMAX. Enjoy!! Helluva fun ride!
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May 9th, 2009 #10
I'm not a hardcore trek fan but I did enjoy both the old series, TNG, and the original movies. With the state of movies today, especially summer blockbusters, or even more to the point summer blockbuster revivals, I went into this movie with a bit of a jaded attitude expecting the typical cheesy hollywood stuff.... I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It was awesome. Go see it.
May 9th, 2009 #11
I'm not even a huge Trek fan, always was more of a Star Wars geek as a kid but that was sweet.
May 9th, 2009 #12
Very intense for something Star Trek, perhaps a little much sometimes. The kind of sit back and enjoy the ride stuff. The plot was interesting enough to keep the movie going, even if there were holes in it. I'dd give it 7/10.
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May 9th, 2009 #14
I don't even like Star Trek and I'm still looking forward to seeing this.
May 10th, 2009 #15
I thought it was pretty awesome , I'd see it again for suureee
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May 10th, 2009 #16
Hell yes! The movie was awesome. What I really can't wait to see now though is the Concept work that ryan church did for it. He always paints such epic scenes... And yeah, will definitely see it again if it's at Imax.
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May 10th, 2009 #18
Saw it again, cannot get enough of this movie. I loved going with people who were ashamed to be seen anywhere near a Star trek film, but left wanting to go right back in and see it again.
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May 10th, 2009 #21
It was freaking awesome. Loved the action, loved the casting, loved the music, and it's a nice jumping-on point for me, since I'm not a trekkie.
Incidentally, I didn't see all that much backlash on IMDB, I was actually kind of surprised at the number of people who've been watching Trek for the last 42 years and thought the movie was brilliant. The casting absolutely made the film.
May 10th, 2009 #22
I don't even like Star Trek in the first place and I thought this movie kicked ass.
Who the hell did the concepts for it? I knew Neville Page did some of the creature concepts.
May 10th, 2009 #23
Next time I go I'm bringing a bottle of KY, a blanket, and sitting in the back row so I can express my love for this movie properly.
Zachary Quinto was perfect as Spock, but I think anyone who watched Heroes could have predicted as much. The casting all around was fantastic, the story was actually interesting, and the entire thing just looked fucking amazing. Space opera in full lens-flared glory.
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May 10th, 2009 #24
man....ever since i saw an episode of Star Trek...i hated it...lamest shit i ever saw...and then seeing Star War...it was da booomb!!! BUUUUUT!!
Hearing how good this Star Trek movie came out from you guyz and plus it looks different from the old one....
i might actually give Star Trek another shot at watching...
only this movie though...the fate of me watching Star Trek ever again depends on this movie...
May 10th, 2009 #25
This movie was a better Star Wars film than the last 3 pieces of shit Lucas produced.
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May 11th, 2009 #27
You definitely should check it out! I'm not a Star Trek fan by any shot, though I did like some of the Next Generation shows when I caught them. I was going to pass this movie by, but my bro wanted to see it. I was really really surprised at how well the actors did playing the roles of their characters and how well they matched those of the original cast! Great humor, great acting, great action... plot could be a touch better, but I won't let that bring down my feelings of this film: That it was totally kick ass and I wouldn't mind seeing it again!
May 12th, 2009 #28
i am a big old school star trek nerd
not any of the next generation stuff, but i loved the 60s version as a kid ..all the kidney puches and comando rolls.
this movie did a great job of fusing the camp, of a totaly laughable but fun 60s show, and a high end sfx film and made it work ... very well
had a few flaws, but hey its just fun popcorn action.
and its rare these days that a film leaves you as satisfied
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May 12th, 2009 #29
kool kool, i will definitely check this movie out
May 12th, 2009 #30
-Insert "geekaphobe" non-fan disclaimer here- The movie was engaging from the beginning to the end. The spirit of the Star Trek mythos has been reclaimed. Certain questions are raised by the film which, IF properly handled in the next film, may result in one of the most interesting reboots ever. I did not even mind the glaring logic and storytelling flaws. A rarity for me. Trekkies are probably puking, however.