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

View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
A+ 139 19.36%
A 157 21.87%
A- 98 13.65%
B+ 78 10.86%
B 58 8.08%
B- 27 3.76%
C+ 38 5.29%
C 37 5.15%
C- 23 3.20%
D+ 11 1.53%
D 13 1.81%
D- 6 0.84%
F 33 4.60%
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Old April 30 2013, 08:58 PM   #766
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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I see no attack here (unless your translation of "relentless" into "mindless action" was somehow intended thus) and if ever you feel you actually are being attacked, I'd prefer you use the button on the post in question rather than making accusations in-thread.
No problem.

I guess attack is not the appropriate word for what I was trying to describe. I believed he was trying to say my point wasn't valid because I haven't seen the film. I simply wanted to use those quotes to tease out more spoilers.
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Old April 30 2013, 09:22 PM   #767
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Review, 4 out of 5:
http://www.clickonline.com/movies/re...arkness/17622/

At 132 minutes there’s a lot of Into Darkness to go around and the momentum doesn’t let up for a moment. Dodgy dealings, conspiracies, new characters and intimate set pieces all provide for an efficient piece of entertainment, though perhaps one that is a little less crowd-pleasing than the 2009 effort. It’s undoubtedly a better film though, a sign of maturing skills from director JJ Abrams who is starting to find his own voice beyond wild plot twists and homage to past masters.
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Old April 30 2013, 09:29 PM   #768
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They are coming in fast now!

Timeout.com 4 out of 5

http://www.timeout.com/london/film/s...?intcid=leader

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is a brisk, no-nonsense sci-fi action sequel built around a conflict between the crew of the Starship Enterprise with a slick, slippery new villain, John Harrison (although there’s more to him than meets the eye), who’s played with relish and poise by Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Old April 30 2013, 09:37 PM   #769
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Review, 4 out of 5:
http://www.clickonline.com/movies/re...arkness/17622/

At 132 minutes there’s a lot of Into Darkness to go around and the momentum doesn’t let up for a moment. Dodgy dealings, conspiracies, new characters and intimate set pieces all provide for an efficient piece of entertainment, though perhaps one that is a little less crowd-pleasing than the 2009 effort. It’s undoubtedly a better film though, a sign of maturing skills from director JJ Abrams who is starting to find his own voice beyond wild plot twists and homage to past masters.
This is exactly what I want to hear.
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Old April 30 2013, 10:06 PM   #770
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My Name Is Legion wrote: View Post
[That's why it's important to worry and prejudge movies based on what people say to the press rather than watching the movie.
How about we let the people who've already seen it contradict or expand on what the actors are saying, rather than attacking someone pointing out what they said.
I felt it was definitely an action-packed movie, yet somehow as well as (or in spite of) all that, it's ALL about the characters. I was also worried this movie would forsake character drama for action, but am happy to report that the action pivots around and super-charges the character journey, rather than the other way around.
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Old April 30 2013, 10:24 PM   #771
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I felt it was definitely an action-packed movie, yet somehow as well as (or in spite of) all that, it's ALL about the characters. I was also worried this movie would forsake character drama for action, but am happy to report that the action pivots around and super-charges the character journey, rather than the other way around.
Good to know. I guess they have to emphasise the action, to sell it to the masses.
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Old April 30 2013, 10:32 PM   #772
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ConRefit79 wrote: View Post
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I felt it was definitely an action-packed movie, yet somehow as well as (or in spite of) all that, it's ALL about the characters. I was also worried this movie would forsake character drama for action, but am happy to report that the action pivots around and super-charges the character journey, rather than the other way around.
Good to know. I guess they have to emphasise the action, to sell it to the masses.
In every interview I've read or watched, they always talk about all the character moments & interactions in the movie and how even though it has a lot of action, it's not just about that.
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Old April 30 2013, 10:42 PM   #773
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That James Cawley guy sounds like a douchebag.

I looked him up on Wikipedia and it seems his major accomplishment is being an uncredited extra.

Way to go, chief.
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Old April 30 2013, 10:51 PM   #774
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Another review, Stuff.nz

4.5/5

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment...-Into-Darkness

Spoilers in that review so beware
With Star Trek Into Darkness, which hits New Zealand cinemas on May 9
Next Thursday? You little ripper!
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Old April 30 2013, 11:25 PM   #775
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Den of Geek - 4 out of 5

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/star...arkness-review

...a three act story bustling with characters it's fun to spent time with, unified by a director who not only knows how to shoot an action sequence, but who also continues to prove he's a damn good storyteller. The end result? An exciting, entertaining and pretty excellent blockbuster. Let the clamour for another film start right here...
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Old April 30 2013, 11:27 PM   #776
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It seems to be the day for reviews today. They all sound good so far.
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Old April 30 2013, 11:34 PM   #777
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Im seeing a lot of adverts here in UK atm, looks like they are really ramping things up.

The reviews thus far are looking very positive. Some of those websites are big players so they aren't just trying to please the studio. We are well on the way to at least an 80+ score on rotten tomatoes imo. Star Trek 09 got 95%.
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Old May 1 2013, 12:32 AM   #778
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Hey U Guys! - 4 out of 5

http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/star-trek-...rkness-review/

The trip into darkness is as good as its predecessor, with some excellent nods to the fans and enough excitement to convert many a non-Trekker cinema goer. However it misses the greatness it might have achieved if it had kept to the crooked path it was leading away from its past.
Review suggests it would have been better without all the nods to the fans?
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Old May 1 2013, 12:43 AM   #779
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God that's a terribly written review.

Aside from praising the movie, the reviewer has exactly one observation to make. Every single paragraph after the first one repeats his thesis, without advancing or exploring it in any way. Every single paragraph. Repeat, repeat, repeat - ten paragraphs, ten repetitions.

It's tedious and amateurish.
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Old May 1 2013, 01:38 AM   #780
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Dear JJ- Next time, you can save yourself a LOT of time, trouble and money with all that secrecy. I've been completely spoiled now and I'm STILL going to plunk down $$$ to see your film 2 or 3 times.
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