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Old May 20 2013, 02:46 AM   #3204
flemm
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Admiral Buzzkill wrote: View Post
Kirk's "I need my pain" speech is a bombastic embarrassment that makes the character out to be a self-dramatizing adolescent.
I think the scene is truthful in a way that most of the movie is not. It's not necessarily flattering to him, but that's why it stands out.

Basically it exposes a part of the character's personality you might not otherwise see.
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