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

View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
A+ 141 19.11%
A 160 21.68%
A- 99 13.41%
B+ 82 11.11%
B 58 7.86%
B- 27 3.66%
C+ 40 5.42%
C 38 5.15%
C- 24 3.25%
D+ 11 1.49%
D 13 1.76%
D- 10 1.36%
F 35 4.74%
Voters: 738. You may not vote on this poll

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Old April 25 2013, 07:50 PM   #391
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Star Wars? They still make that shit?
Afraid so. Now we'll get shit stories, wooden acting, and lens flares.
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Old April 25 2013, 07:55 PM   #392
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Lens flares will improve it by 20 percent.
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Old April 25 2013, 07:57 PM   #393
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I actually don't mind the flares any more. I get his obsession with it. It feels like a shiny new toy.
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Old April 25 2013, 08:03 PM   #394
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speaking of lens flare how is it in this one? does anyone know?
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Old April 25 2013, 08:10 PM   #395
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I kinda like the flares.

Speaking as someone who's done pro photo editing, making something "too real" sometimes makes something seem less real. Little touches of artistic license though can trick the subconscious brain into seeing "awesome movie" and not "ugly fake, doesn't look like real life".
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Old April 25 2013, 08:21 PM   #396
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speaking of lens flare how is it in this one? does anyone know?
I asked this earlier on IMDB. somebody answered that they weren't distracting but present. I just think we're all getting used to them! Horrors!

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Old April 25 2013, 08:22 PM   #397
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I wonder if Kurtzman and Orci are going to write Star Wars 7. JJ obviously loves them.
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Old April 25 2013, 08:23 PM   #398
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I wonder if Kurtzman and Orci are going to write Star Wars 7. JJ obviously loves them.
Michael Arndt is writing that.
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Old April 25 2013, 08:30 PM   #399
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Kurtzman and Orci get to write the new Star Wars Christmas special.
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Old April 25 2013, 08:44 PM   #400
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Lens flares will improve it by 20 percent.


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Old April 25 2013, 08:51 PM   #401
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Khan as an heroic figure in his own right has a lot of appeal. It somewhat restores him to his "Space Seed" persona.
Well, you know that JJ wants to establish his rep as an action director AND as an auteur as Spielberg did early on. JJ thought he was going to do that with Super 8. Didn't quite work out that way. Whereas Spielberg hit the jackpot with Jaws.

Seeing that JJ has reformatted the Khan character into something more complex and more akin to what he was in TOS (as you shrewdly upthread observed), Cumberbatch's range as an actor allows JJ to do many things.

Let's see what happens.
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Old April 25 2013, 09:03 PM   #402
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Star Trek on film is fucking dead to me now. I'll be staying out of this section and focusing on Trek literature to take my minds off this jizz-covered shit. Anti-intellectualism is dangerous and entirely uncool.
Does this mean you're finally shutting the hell up?

Unfortunately, <snip> and the others will still be around.


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I want other writers.

Don't hold your breath. Two consecutive Treks with 90+ ratings from legitimate critcs? The franchise has never had that before. The franchise has never even had two good ones in a row before.

CBS/Paramount are ecstatic. Whining is, once again, futile.


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Old April 25 2013, 09:11 PM   #403
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indranee wrote: View Post
I want other writers.

Don't hold your breath. Two consecutive Treks with 90+ ratings from legitimate critcs? The franchise has never had that before. The franchise has never even had two good ones in a row before.

CBS/Paramount are ecstatic. Whining is, once again, futile.


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We don't know what STID rating will end at yet but I agree that if it is 80-90+ then absolutely they will be coming back and deservedly so, but can another director bring the best out of a K&O&DL script?
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Old April 25 2013, 09:35 PM   #404
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Don't hold your breath. Two consecutive Treks with 90+ ratings from legitimate critcs? The franchise has never had that before. The franchise has never even had two good ones in a row before.
I'd qualify that statement by saying the franchise has never had two GREAT ones in a row before. We had 3 good ones in Wrath of Khan, Search for Spock and Voyage Home.
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Old April 25 2013, 09:41 PM   #405
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Some early reviews from Australian film critics show lots of promise:

"It's a riveting action-adventure in space, complete with interpersonal relationships. The bro-mance between Kirk and Spock is in full force here. Grown men cry. And yes, it looks like a J.J. Abrams film. There's the lens flare, and the camera tracking a crashing spaceship might as well be a bigger version of the plane from the 'Lost' pilot. Smoke billows and it all feels very real, like you could reach out and touch it."
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