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startrekrcks August 27 2009 04:47 PM

Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
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BlastHardcheese August 27 2009 04:51 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
What, nothing to offer to start the thread off?

The brewery in main engineering. Nothing else was nearly as bad as that.

Tribbles August 27 2009 05:32 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
Kirk trying to talk to Uhura when his tongue and hands were swollen.

number6 August 27 2009 06:14 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
Spock and Uhura's relationship.

FarDreaming August 27 2009 06:19 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
After 4 times, I still can't watch Amanda's death

Smellincoffee August 27 2009 06:21 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
The parts of the movie not set on the Enterprise after Nero approaches Vulcan.

JustKate August 27 2009 06:22 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
I truly loathed the Kobayashi Maru scene - not the way he won, but the twerp-like way he acted as he was winning. Almost everybody else seems to have loved it, and I don't mean any disrespect to them (or to Chris Pine) when I say how much I hate it, but I thought it made Kirk look like an arrogant and immature jerk, not at all like somebody who ought to be made captain anytime soon.

I liked the movie a lot, but that scene just made me want to smack that apple out of his hands (yes, yes, I know the apple was one of those nods to canon - I don't care) and say, "Behave yourself! You want to be a Starfleet officer, you should stop acting like a smart-alecky teenager."

Geckothan August 27 2009 06:55 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
Everything except the end credits and the opening.

THE CHEBB August 27 2009 07:56 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
Quote:

BlastHardcheese wrote: (Post 3341598)
What, nothing to offer to start the thread off?

The brewery in main engineering. Nothing else was nearly as bad as that.

Ditto for me!

archeryguy1701 August 27 2009 08:09 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
The only thing that really made me cringe was Nero's "Spoooock! Spooooock!!". I know what they were shooting for, but in that particular case, it just sounded terrible.

M'Sharak August 27 2009 08:11 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
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JustKate wrote: (Post 3341870)
I truly loathed the Kobayashi Maru scene - not the way he won, but the twerp-like way he acted as he was winning. Almost everybody else seems to have loved it, and I don't mean any disrespect to them (or to Chris Pine) when I say how much I hate it, but I thought it made Kirk look like an arrogant and immature jerk, not at all like somebody who ought to be made captain anytime soon.

I liked the movie a lot, but that scene just made me want to smack that apple out of his hands (yes, yes, I know the apple was one of those nods to canon - I don't care) and say, "Behave yourself! You want to be a Starfleet officer, you should stop acting like a smart-alecky teenager."

I'll go along with that.

As it played in the movie, Kirk came across as too cocky and too smug -- an arrogant jerk, you said, though a less-polite term also comes to mind. If Abrams had had Pine play it less broadly, had Kirk less pointedly thumbing his nose at the onlooking test administrators and making a mockery of the exercise, they should still have been able to make it plainly apparent to the audience that Kirk was gaming the simulation, and there would have been no need for the administrators' reactions to be changed at all. I think that it could have been a better scene for turning Kirk down a couple of notches. That was really the one place in the movie where I was thinking "Oh, come on, now, that's really overdoing it."

JarodRussell August 27 2009 08:30 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
Kinda all of the above.

Autopilot offline. What was already stupid in Nemesis (self destruct offline, just so someone has a contrived reason to commit suicide) was again repeated in the first five minutes of the new movie.

"Thrusters on full."

All the contrived catchphrases they forced in there.

The bar scene.

Sulu not being able to start the warp engines.


And the Kobayashi Maru thing is one of the worst scenes in the entire movie.

Green Shirt August 27 2009 08:40 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
I thought Kirk still not knowing Uhura's first name after three years was a little strange, even for a running gag. :confused:

number6 August 27 2009 08:45 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
^Strange but not totally implausible.

JustKate August 27 2009 08:48 PM

Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked
 
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M'Sharak wrote: (Post 3342267)
As it played in the movie, Kirk came across as too cocky and too smug -- an arrogant jerk, you said, though a less-polite term also comes to mind. If Abrams had had Pine play it less broadly, had Kirk less pointedly thumbing his nose at the onlooking test administrators and making a mockery of the exercise, they should still have been able to make it plainly apparent to the audience that Kirk was gaming the simulation, and there would have been no need for the administrators' reactions to be changed at all. I think that it could have been a better scene for turning Kirk down a couple of notches. That was really the one place in the movie where I was thinking "Oh, come on, now, that's really overdoing it."

Yeah, exactly. You can beat the system, and even annoy your superiors, without being a...well, as you noted, "jerk" is probably the most polite term. So why make him act such a juvenile dilinquent?


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