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Old November 28 2012, 06:21 PM   #52
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Re: Do flaws make good characters great?

^^^I agree that NuKirk was ugly natured, mean spirited and amoral. But the Star Trek movie didn't regard Kirk as flawed, the millions who suddenly realized Star Trek could be cool didn't regard Kirk as flawed, and the people here who authoritatively announce that the new movie is great don't regard Kirk as flawed either, but as a normal human being, i.e., someone they could identify with. I repeat, that's why the rather meaningless term "flaw" is used, to disguise what's actually being said.

On the other hand, everyone who despises Harry Kim despises him for not being a male ingenue, which is the only real flaw, i.e., something the viewer doesn't want to identify with. But this is merely called "boring" instead of saying what the real objection is.
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