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Docbrown777 May 11 2009 06:08 AM

"Hi Christopher, I'm Nero"
 
Did anyone else burst out laughing at Eric Bana's delivery of that line. (in a good way)

Nero says it with the tone you would expect someone at a company picnic to introduce themselves, "Hey Christopher! I'm Nero. I work in accounting."

I don't know, I just loved that delivery. For some reason it just stuck out to me.

T'Paul May 11 2009 06:09 AM

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Totally out of character and shouldn't have made it into the movie.

MvRojo May 11 2009 06:10 AM

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I loved how he delivered that line. It was like he was talking to a child.

Agent Richard07 May 11 2009 06:10 AM

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I liked it. It was one of the most memorable lines in the movie because of the way it was delivered.

chi May 11 2009 06:11 AM

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i too noticed it but thought it seemed out of place. i think "greeting pike" or earthling but "hi christopher" sounded to informal like something you'd say to someone at happy hour. i think the romulans sounded a bit too non-alien as if they were NY tuff guys with their overcoats.

Gingerbread Girl May 11 2009 06:11 AM

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Yeah, that was one of the few things that made me laugh...that wasn't supposed to make me laugh. :lol:

Bana was pretty lame sometimes.

He kind of reminded me of Ben Linus of Lost...only Linus would have made the line scary. :p Maybe Michael Emerson should have been Nero?

BenRoethig May 11 2009 06:12 AM

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I don't think it was out of character at all. He was mocking pike by not giving him military courtesy and using Pike's first name instead of title.

WeAreTheBorg May 11 2009 06:12 AM

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One of the highlights of the movie.

Norrin Radd May 11 2009 06:13 AM

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Quote:

MvRojo wrote: (Post 2935427)
I loved how he delivered that line. It was like he was talking to a child.

Yeah, that was the point of it.

EXTREME condescension

I thought it kinda worked.

clint g May 11 2009 06:15 AM

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BenRoethig wrote: (Post 2935441)
I don't think it was out of character at all. He was mocking pike by not giving him military courtesy and using Pike's first name instead of title.

I sort of felt the same way. He was talking down to someone who he felt was inferior. After all, If i had a bi bad as ship from the future id feel pretty superior as well :cool:.It was a great line and made me chuckle a little

Snow Miser May 11 2009 06:15 AM

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I loved it. The delivery of it was just perfect.

Similitude May 11 2009 06:18 AM

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WeAreTheBorg wrote: (Post 2935444)
One of the highlights of the movie.

This. Loved it.

Santa Claus May 11 2009 06:20 AM

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Quote:

MvRojo wrote: (Post 2935427)
I loved how he delivered that line. It was like he was talking to a child.

That's it! I was trying to pin down how he was coming across. Yes, he was talking to Pike like he was a child.


J.

WillsBabe May 11 2009 06:21 AM

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I loved it for loads of reasons. One of them is this, although, I can't explain it a better way: it seemed a modern delivery of a villainous line. Part of me was thinking: Romulans don't talk that way, but as soon as I'd thought it, I'd let got of the thought because I thought the delievery was great. It represented a lot of what I loved about this film: orginal Star Trek but thoroughly contemporary.

BenRoethig May 11 2009 06:22 AM

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WillsBabe wrote: (Post 2935492)
I loved it for loads of reasons. One of this is this, although, I can't explain it a better way: it seemed a modern delivery of a villainous line. Part of me was thinking: Romulans don't talk that way, but as soon as I'd thought it, I'd let got of the thought because I thought the delievery was great.

Romulans don't talk that way, but he was talking to a human.


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