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talfe'anhar September 21 2013 11:09 PM

Great article about Chris Pine as Kirk
 
http://whatculture.com/film/star-tre...e-hes-kirk.php

Definitely worth a look!

J. Allen September 22 2013 05:48 AM

Re: Great article about Chris Pine as Kirk
 
Agreed! As I said in the comments there:

Great article, but this in particular:

Quote:

WhatCulture Article wrote:
"For example, as Kirk is preparing for a mission to the Klingon homeworld, Spock says, “I would be happy to accompany you on the away team.”

Kirk looks at him with a teasing smile and says, “You? Happy?”

It is in this scene that Chris Pine most resembles Kirk. It’s shot from an angle familiar to us from the TV series, with Kirk in the captain’s chair, looking slightly upward and over his right shoulder at Spock."

NAILED it. When I saw that same moment in the theater, I came to the realization that "this IS Kirk! This is Captain James Kirk!"

It was just a flawless moment by both Pine and Quinto alike.

Flying Spaghetti Monster September 22 2013 06:46 AM

Re: Great article about Chris Pine as Kirk
 
Thank you for sharing this article. I really appreciate. I was really affected by Pine's performance (and, although ?Kirk and Spock were not exactly friends at that point in the movie, I was touched by the way Kirk held Spock's shoulder to steady himself when Pike died. All the formalities of what broke their friendship up, even temporarily, seemed unimportant when it came down to it).

So, yea, the new Trek franchise is littered with many things that frustrate this fan, from awkward sets, super warp drives and transporter devices, odd new rules, but if I had to tell everyone why I do watch these films, and if I could only give one single reason, it's Pine. He has done the impossible and has become Kirk just as Shatner had. I'll watch any future films for, at minimum, his performances.

Thanks again.

Mage September 22 2013 08:18 AM

Re: Great article about Chris Pine as Kirk
 
Pine had some great moments as Kirk in both movies. In ST09, when Uhura looks at him and says 'I hope you know what you're doing....captain', and he responds with 'So do I'.... everything about that screamed Kirk to me.

austen_pierce September 22 2013 01:17 PM

Re: Great article about Chris Pine as Kirk
 
Anyone else think that Shatner's Kirk got better lines?

From the article:
In a low, menacing voice, he says, “I was authorized to end you. And the only reason why you are still alive is because I am allowing it.”
His quiet fury here is reminiscent of a previous encounter between the original versions of Kirk and Khan:
“Kirk … You’re still alive, my old friend.”
“Still … old … ‘friend.’ You’ve managed to kill everyone else, but like a poor marksman, you keep missing the target!”

ComicGuy89 September 22 2013 03:17 PM

Re: Great article about Chris Pine as Kirk
 
Quote:

J. Allen wrote: (Post 8676625)
Agreed! As I said in the comments there:

Great article, but this in particular:

Quote:

WhatCulture Article wrote:
"For example, as Kirk is preparing for a mission to the Klingon homeworld, Spock says, “I would be happy to accompany you on the away team.”

Kirk looks at him with a teasing smile and says, “You? Happy?”

It is in this scene that Chris Pine most resembles Kirk. It’s shot from an angle familiar to us from the TV series, with Kirk in the captain’s chair, looking slightly upward and over his right shoulder at Spock."

NAILED it. When I saw that same moment in the theater, I came to the realization that "this IS Kirk! This is Captain James Kirk!"

It was just a flawless moment by both Pine and Quinto alike.

After reading this I made sure to keep a look out during my viewing today, and MAN that is Shatner right there! He even smirks like Shatner! It really struck me because I've been watching a lot of TOS lately.

gerbil September 22 2013 04:00 PM

Re: Great article about Chris Pine as Kirk
 
Off topic, but when Cumberbatch says "Captain" as he meets Kirk, it sent a shiver down my spine.

It was so reminiscent of the way Khan says "Admiral..." in TWoK.

Yanks September 23 2013 03:18 PM

Re: Great article about Chris Pine as Kirk
 
Quote:

talfe'anhar wrote: (Post 8675473)

Great article I hadn't seen. Thanks for sharing. :bolian:

I'm a 'Chris Pine as Kirk' fan.

I think he's doing a great job!

pineiskirk September 24 2013 09:26 PM

Re: Great article about Chris Pine as Kirk
 
That was a great article to read about chris pine's captain kirk .


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