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Old April 8 2009, 07:05 PM   #151
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Re: Advance screening/World Premiere discussions [the NO-SPOILERS vers

The review published over at Trekweb ends with:

This is the space adventure which George Lucas could not deliver with his Star Wars prequels.
This parallels a remark over at AICN: "This year, the Trekkies win the argument. Star Trek is cooler than Star Wars."
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Old April 8 2009, 07:11 PM   #152
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The review published over at Trekweb ends with:

This is the space adventure which George Lucas could not deliver with his Star Wars prequels.
This parallels a remark over at AICN: "This year, the Trekkies win the argument. Star Trek is cooler than Star Wars."
yeah, i, for one, am looking forward to trek running away with this particular long-standing contest.
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Old April 8 2009, 07:12 PM   #153
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and the best part is, Abrams was a Star Wars fan! Betrayed by one of their own!
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Old April 8 2009, 07:18 PM   #154
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the end of this spoiler-fre article is absolutely hilarious http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009...a.html?cnn=yes
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"I just got back from Star Trek and it was AMAZING. The best Star Trek movie ever. Yes, it even best Wrath of Khan. Believe me."
That's a very bold claim. I look forward to seeing if it's true or not.
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Old April 8 2009, 07:20 PM   #155
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the end of this spoiler-fre article is absolutely hilarious http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009...a.html?cnn=yes
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"I just got back from Star Trek and it was AMAZING. The best Star Trek movie ever. Yes, it even best Wrath of Khan. Believe me."
That's a very bold claim. I look forward to seeing if it's true or not.
it's better in the way Casino Royale is better than Goldfinger. And I don't think it's better, just different, and an exceptional movie in its own way.
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Old April 8 2009, 07:27 PM   #156
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If ST is indeed better than the latest SW films look for SW fans demand Lucas to make a New SW film for a counter-attack

Even SD.net is starting to see the light
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Old April 8 2009, 07:30 PM   #157
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Is that even really a fair fight? AbramsTrek vs the PT?
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Old April 8 2009, 08:02 PM   #158
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Is that even really a fair fight? AbramsTrek vs the PT?
This is a good thing. Trek is better than SW
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Old April 8 2009, 08:18 PM   #159
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Music: Again, it's big. Not so much of a fan of the main theme for the film, but it does fit. Yes, the original theme does pop up in there.
I was hoping the movie would have a memorable theme (like Star Wars or TMP) but you are the second person who is not that crazy about it. But I guess that's not a big deal, as long as the overall music is good and enhances the viewing experience.
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Old April 8 2009, 08:24 PM   #160
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I, for one, am relieved that it seems the general consensus on this film is that it is at least "good" (and even "great"). I haven't seen it yet, but most who have seems to be giving it a favorable review.

I was a little worried that I would be following the production of this film for 2 years only to be delivered a stupid, flat, formulaic and forgettable action film. That would have been disappointing to say the least.
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Old April 8 2009, 09:35 PM   #161
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I, for one, am relieved that it seems the general consensus on this film is that it is at least "good" (and even "great"). I haven't seen it yet, but most who have seems to be giving it a favorable review.

I was a little worried that I would be following the production of this film for 2 years only to be delivered a stupid, flat, formulaic and forgettable action film. That would have been disappointing to say the least.
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Old April 8 2009, 09:51 PM   #162
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How good are the special effects?
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Old April 8 2009, 09:52 PM   #163
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I so wish I brought a brown bag lunch into work today ...

I'm hyperventilating!

Please, please, please let the art direction be the only let-down! All of the sudden, I've gone from simply looking forward to a new, but probably disappointing Trek film to watching the seconds counter on my computer and willing them to click over faster.
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Old April 8 2009, 10:18 PM   #164
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How good are the special effects?
Very good. There are a few moments where it looks a little CGI (mainly the warp effect), but the rest is fantastic. As much as the visuals are impressive, I was truly blown away by the sound mix. They combine very successfully to really make an incredible experience. Having seen Transformers in theatre (that was a great sound mix) I'm fairly certain this will be giving the home theatre system a great workout.

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Music: Again, it's big. Not so much of a fan of the main theme for the film, but it does fit. Yes, the original theme does pop up in there.
I was hoping the movie would have a memorable theme (like Star Wars or TMP) but you are the second person who is not that crazy about it. But I guess that's not a big deal, as long as the overall music is good and enhances the viewing experience.
It's definitely good and Giacchino's score hits all the right beats, the melody just doesn't capture my interest as much. The action moments are spot on and the music swells in the places it needs to but the actual theme for some reason never quite seems to match the grand scale of the film itself. It's bombastic, but I think there's a theme out there somewhere the would've fit far better.
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Old April 8 2009, 10:22 PM   #165
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I so wish I brought a brown bag lunch into work today ...

I'm hyperventilating!

Please, please, please let the art direction be the only let-down! All of the sudden, I've gone from simply looking forward to a new, but probably disappointing Trek film to watching the seconds counter on my computer and willing them to click over faster.
As with most things you're anticipating don't let the less positive aspects spoil it. For me the film is 99% great. The overwhelmingly positive reviews everywhere show that if longtime fans are only finding fairly minor quibbles then it's not much to get worked up about.
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