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Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

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Old August 26 2008, 11:50 PM   #61
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Re: Kevin Smith Hints that Trek-XI is "Phenomenal"

The guy thinks The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is only so-so, and thinks Revenge of the Sith is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

I love Kevin Smith, but... this does not bode well.
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Old August 27 2008, 01:24 AM   #62
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Re: Kevin Smith Hints that Trek-XI is "Phenomenal"

I thought LoTR was an overrated snooze-fest* and Sith is my third favorite SW movie (after Empire and Hope) so that doesn't bother me.

*Full disclosure: I disdain the vast majority of fantasy.
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Old August 27 2008, 01:41 AM   #63
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Re: Kevin Smith Hints that Trek-XI is "Phenomenal"

Someone said LotR just then and I fell asleep..
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Old August 27 2008, 03:26 AM   #64
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Re: Kevin Smith Hints that Trek-XI is "Phenomenal"

The fact that someone saw and liked it bodes well. We don't all agree on the existing Trek movies. Someone on this board will not like XI, it's a fact. The fact that someone has seen and likes XI means that some of us will probably like it too. That's something.
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Old August 27 2008, 03:28 AM   #65
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This is an extremely funny way of promotion. Why spend money on ads when you can just show the movie to people who you know will talk about it and be quoted everywhere for free.
That is a large part of what's going on. Somebody in a studio fetted Smith as a spokesperson for Gen-X, and so the thinking is that if he likes it, a bunch of his fans will fall in line fawning after him. I'm rather indifferent to Smith's films, and almost completely unconcerned about his opinion, so it doesn't sway me one way or the other.
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Old August 30 2008, 12:14 AM   #66
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So are we saying this movie may actually break the odd/even curse Star Trek films in the past have given us?
"Nemesis" did that. it was supposed to good (Even).
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Old September 3 2008, 06:32 PM   #67
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Isn't this the guy that praised the Daredevil movie in advance?

Neil

He's also the guy that praised all three of the Star Wars prequels. That alone means I don't trust his judgment.
Actually he praised the 3rd one which was a good movie. I think he liked the other 2 because he's a Star Wars geek, but he also realizes that they suck too. Same thing with some of us fans and Star Trek movies. Some of us may like whatever Star Trek movie, but you have to realize that it's a piece of shit if it really is one even if you like it.

Kevin Smith will say if it's a movie that only certain people will like and him being more of a Star Wars nerd and not really liking Star Trek that much from what I've seen and heard, adds even more credibility to this being a solid flick. I can't wait to see it.
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Old September 3 2008, 08:36 PM   #68
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Kevin Smith is the worst kind of fanboy: the kind with exposure. Plus, he's not going to come out and say anything bad. It's just not cool to bad mouth a movie made by your peers.
Kevin Smith on Magnolia:

"'They sent me an Academy screener DVD [of ''Magnolia''] this week. I'll never watch it again, but I will keep it. I'll keep it right on my desk, as a constant reminder that a bloated sense of self-importance is the most unattractive quality in a person or their work.''"

He negatively reviews many works of his peers.
He's a fellow Jerseyite. He can't help but be blunt.
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Old September 3 2008, 11:38 PM   #69
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Isn't this the guy that praised the Daredevil movie in advance?

Neil

He's also the guy that praised all three of the Star Wars prequels. That alone means I don't trust his judgment.
Actually he praised the 3rd one which was a good movie.
No, he called the 3rd one PHENOMENAL, and it most certainly is NOT.
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Old September 4 2008, 02:51 PM   #70
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He's also the guy that praised all three of the Star Wars prequels. That alone means I don't trust his judgment.
Actually he praised the 3rd one which was a good movie.
No, he called the 3rd one PHENOMENAL, and it most certainly is NOT.
Yes but taken alongside the other two prequels, RoTS was certainly "phenomenal." Take whatever you will from that.
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Old September 5 2008, 08:22 PM   #71
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I think the 3rd one is on par with the original Star Wars movie. Don't know if I would say it's better though.
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Old September 10 2008, 07:10 PM   #72
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Here's more on Smith's screening. Not much more to add other than he now specifically refers to Chris Pine as delivering a starmaking performance and that Zoe Saldana makes Uhura a much more interesting character. Perhaps she has a big role in the film? That'd be really cool.
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Old September 10 2008, 07:29 PM   #73
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Yeah, I'm very encouraged at this latest assessment by Smith.

All together, now:

He's seen the movie.

We haven't.

Regardless of his taste, his opinion is an informed one.

We're just pissing in the wind, here.
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Old September 10 2008, 07:32 PM   #74
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Yeah, I'm very encouraged at this latest assessment by Smith.

All together, now:

He's seen the movie.

We haven't.

Regardless of his taste, his opinion is an informed one.

We're just pissing in the wind, here.
Unlike others who have actually eaten faeces, I haven't eaten it, but I'm pretty sure it tastes... like s***.
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Old September 10 2008, 07:48 PM   #75
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Unlike others who have actually eaten faeces, I haven't eaten it, but I'm pretty sure it tastes... like s***.
Me too, but I'd still give more credit for experience to an assertion by someone who had than someone who hadn't.
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