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someonecompletelyrandom 05-12-2009 11:04 AM

Latest Star Trek Film
 
Great movie! Tons of references to the previous installments and TV series and yet it takes on a brilliant new direction. Anyone seen it yet?

boo boo 05-12-2009 11:15 AM

Yeah I wanna see it, I'm not a hardcore trekkie. But Next Generation has always been one of my favorite programs.

Bulldog 05-12-2009 12:02 PM

I'm no trekkie either. I like two or three of the movies (with the older casts), but that's about it. This latest one should at the very least be an interesting watch though.

someonecompletelyrandom 05-12-2009 01:34 PM

It's a great space opera and the way a sci-fi prequel SHOULD be made.

Seltzer 05-13-2009 06:31 AM

Well I'd never seen Star Trek before I saw the movie, but I still found it enjoyable.

Though I do think they hackneyed Chekhov's accent by taking every possible opportunity to make fun of it, even if "ewacuate the wulcan" is an amusing line.

I really didn't expect to see any girls there, but they made up a surprising proportion of the audience.

NSW 05-13-2009 07:10 AM

OMG...I love this movie! They did a great job casting it, especially Spock and Kirk, but the real stand out for me was Karl Urban. His "Bones" was just amazing, the mannerisms and the way he talked, his cynical attitude...it was spot on. And Simon Pegg did a great job as Scotty. The special effects were great too, but they didn't take away from the story like I thought they might, and I love how they used original sound effects from the old series. The shuttles and the phasers looked old school too. ***SLIGHT SPOILER HERE*** The only thing I didn't like was the Spock/Uhura thing...wtf? I mean, I know Star Trek is notorious for pursuing "alternate time line and/or reality" stories, so it's not out of the realm of possibility, but still. It just didn't sit right with me at all.

someonecompletelyrandom 05-13-2009 12:07 PM

HA yeah that was a little odd, but I think nessicary for the story. We had to see plain and clear that Spock was capable of a human emotion such as love.

SortaGuy 05-14-2009 10:07 PM

I've never watched Star Trek but I still want to see the film

Dr_Rez 05-14-2009 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Sonace (Post 657477)
Great movie! Tons of references to the previous installments and TV series and yet it takes on a brilliant new direction. Anyone seen it yet?

I actually got to see the screen the week before it came out trough my friends dad. It wasn't a terrible by any means, but I am a big fan of the older (Piccard/Kirk) series.

The casting seemed to almost be a joke, the new trend of adding stupid wisecracks was continued from beginning to end. Basically this movie was all about flash and like most modern movies lacked severely in the storyline department. Now I have seen nearly every, if not all episodes of every Star Trek and boy was I dissapionted.

lucifer_sam 05-15-2009 12:03 AM

to be fair that's probably what put you off it in the first place.

any trekkie's gonna have shit to pick with a new Star Trek film directed by someone who never wanted there to be a lasting attachment to the aforementioned series. there isn't any mass appeal to a movie built off the classic Star Trek structure. it's not about the storyline because most people aren't even acquainted with the original series.

what i find is impressive is that they managed to create a Star Trek film which actually has some appeal to the general audience.

Dr_Rez 05-15-2009 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by lucifer_sam (Post 659427)

what i find is impressive is that they managed to create a Star Trek film which actually has some appeal to the general audience.

Take away the dazzling special effects and the young hot actors and noone would give a **** about it. Same as 90% of all the spinoffs and knockoffs coming out today.

Guybrush 05-15-2009 01:01 AM

I liked the movie! As far as I know, it was the director's intention was to make a movie that would appeal to all, Star Trek fan or no. For me, it didn't top Watchmen as this year's cinematic experience so far, but it was still thoroughly enjoyable. I actually didn't expect much, so I was pleasantly surprised :)

Dr_Rez 05-15-2009 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by toretorden (Post 659454)
I liked the movie! As far as I know, it was the director's intention was to make a movie that would appeal to all, Star Trek fan or no. For me, it didn't top Watchmen as this year's cinematic experience so far, but it was still thoroughly enjoyable. I actually didn't expect much, so I was pleasantly surprised :)

Im sorry tore, but Watchmen was terrible. I couldnt make it past halfway it was so boring. Talking about ruining an old comic.

Guybrush 05-15-2009 02:06 AM

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Originally Posted by RezZ (Post 659465)
Talking about ruining an old comic.

I've read the comic myself (first read it well over 10 years ago now) and it seems logical to me that if you thought the movie was boring, you should think so about the comic too ;) I didn't think it ruined anything .. I even preferred the movie's ending to that of the comic.

SATCHMO 05-15-2009 03:09 AM

Watchmen was not boring.

I can't justify seeing a Star Trek Movie w/o William Shatner. I'll just stay home and watch Boston Legal reruns in protest.

Guybrush 05-15-2009 03:16 AM

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Originally Posted by SATCHMO (Post 659469)
Watchmen was not boring.

I can't justify seeing a Star Trek Movie w/o William Shatner. I'll just stay home and watch Boston Legal reruns in protest.

**SPOILER WARNING**

I was waiting for Shatner's appearance which didn't come. I didn't know it at the time I saw the movie, but it seems Captain Kirk died in the Star Trak Generations film meaning he wasn't alive when Spock travelled backwards in time. Even if Shatner wasn't included, at least Nimoy's part to me was highly satisfying.

someonecompletelyrandom 05-15-2009 11:51 AM

Yeah seeing Nimoy (big fan) as Spock again was great.

I believe J.J Abrams captured the young characters perfectly, and I think the casting was just great. Everybody was simply a younger, less mature, version of themselves. Kirk was a rebel whose always getting into trouble (which totally sounds like a young Kirk), he was also hitting on green women. It had plently of great humor and action and I don't think the special FX took away from it at all.

Sorry RezZ :P

NSW 05-15-2009 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Sonace (Post 659634)
Yeah seeing Nimoy (big fan) as Spock again was great.

I believe J.J Abrams captured the young characters perfectly, and I think the casting was just great. Everybody was simply a younger, less mature, version of themselves. Kirk was a rebel whose always getting into trouble (which totally sounds like a young Kirk), he was also hitting on green women. It had plently of great humor and action and I don't think the special FX took away from it at all.

Sorry RezZ :P

I concur. The casting was perfect and I believe the plot did have substance. Was it brain-bending or super intellectual? No, but still interesting.

I think they did a great job of producing something to keep fans mostly happy while drawing in a new crowd. I'm going to go see it again (for a third time) before it leaves the theatre.

ProggyMan 05-23-2009 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by RezZ (Post 659420)
I actually got to see the screen the week before it came out trough my friends dad. It wasn't a terrible by any means, but I am a big fan of the older (Piccard/Kirk) series.

The casting seemed to almost be a joke, the new trend of adding stupid wisecracks was continued from beginning to end. Basically this movie was all about flash and like most modern movies lacked severely in the storyline department. Now I have seen nearly every, if not all episodes of every Star Trek and boy was I dissapionted.

Sorry, but you just sound bitter. It may not have been what you were hoping for but it was damn good movie with plenty of substance for something as entertaining as it was.

crash_override 05-24-2009 12:52 AM

star trek rocks! i love jean luke picard! the new one would have been better with him in it! i love him! a lot.

djchameleon 05-24-2009 05:27 AM

JJ Abrams pulled me across the line.....I'm not a trekkie. Strictly Star Wars and have always hated Star Trek because it just seemed boring to me. As I was watching, I felt like they added some elements that I loved seeing in Star Wars. Overall it was straight up entertaining for a wide audience. He did a perfect job of rebooting a long dead series.

Celladorina 05-24-2009 08:53 PM

I can't wait to see this movie! My friend downloaded Star Trek but it was the old one so I'm just waiting for her to get the new one and I'll review it's ass.


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