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

View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
A+ 139 19.39%
A 157 21.90%
A- 98 13.67%
B+ 77 10.74%
B 58 8.09%
B- 27 3.77%
C+ 38 5.30%
C 37 5.16%
C- 23 3.21%
D+ 11 1.53%
D 13 1.81%
D- 6 0.84%
F 33 4.60%
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Old May 2 2013, 09:54 PM   #901
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Into Darkness UK Premiere

Guys, I have posted a load of pictures and reviews of the UK Premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness, if your worried about spoilers then no worries, the reviews have been posted below the photos so you can avoid them.

http://wp.me/P3cATG-jf
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Old May 2 2013, 09:55 PM   #902
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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They pretty much look like bald, working-class vulcans to me.
Maybe you should have another look.

Those actors wore shitloads of prosthetics, and not just on their ears.
Mostly for bald caps and scarring, rather than something that distinctly human.

An interesting look, and scaled back from what was planned/thought about, but still clearly in line with TOS. Far more so than the TNG Romulans, actually.
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Old May 2 2013, 10:13 PM   #903
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Some more negative reviews, Comingsoon.net and aintitcoolnews both hated it.
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Old May 2 2013, 10:32 PM   #904
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Some more negative reviews, Comingsoon.net and aintitcoolnews both hated it.

Hmmm...I'll have to check out the aintitcoolnews review, but for whatever reason, that doesn't bother me. A few years ago. But I guess seeing so many positive reviews has really heightened my excitement for the film
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Old May 2 2013, 10:37 PM   #905
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Some more negative reviews, Comingsoon.net and aintitcoolnews both hated it.
From Coming Soon Review:
There's much more to be said about the sheer incompetence of "Into Darkness" on a narrative level, but it can wait until the "spoiler" threat has fully cleared. Anxious fans, however, would do well to remember Mr. Spock's wise words from "Amok Time":

"After a time," he says, "you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."

"The Bottom Line:
It's hard not to wonder if the reason Abrams is so big on secrecy in the first place is because he knows his mystery box is empty. This is a "Star Trek" film designed for audiences distracted by shiny objects. Die hard fans -- and the moviegoing public in general -- deserve better than this shameful franchise entry."
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Old May 2 2013, 10:38 PM   #906
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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As far as Kirk's advancement in Starfleet in the JJverse, I pose this: Kirk is a genius. Kirk is a natural leader. He's the 'Good Will Hunting' of Star Trek. End of story.
Cadet Wesley Crusher promoted to Captain is believable to?????????
Well, not much about Kirk, Starfleet or Star Trek has ever been believable in real world terms.

I don't know why fans have decided that the reboot was a good time to notice that and start complaining.

The idea of a man Kirk's age being in command of that ship was always preposterous, something that the producers were fully aware of - they noted in the writer's guide that he was the youngest to have such a command and that therefore a "legend" was growing up about him. Every other captain of such a vessel that we saw in either TOS or TNG was greying and a decade or more older thank Kirk, save one - Tryla Scott in "Conspiracy," and again a point was made that she was extraordinarily young for the job.

The only standards by which Abrams's version of Star Trek falls short of oldTrek in terms of plausibility or real scientific accuracy is if one uses oldTrek as the standard - ie, "to the extent that this is different from TOS or unfamiliar, it's wrong." If one uses any kind of reference to reality or even unbiased logic, both fall really short.
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Old May 2 2013, 10:42 PM   #907
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Re: Into Darkness UK Premiere

admiral_reliant wrote: View Post
Guys, I have posted a load of pictures and reviews of the UK Premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness, if your worried about spoilers then no worries, the reviews have been posted below the photos so you can avoid them.

http://wp.me/P3cATG-jf
Per the Announcement at the top of the forum, all reviews are to go in the pinned Grading & Discussion thread, so away we go thence...
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Old May 2 2013, 10:44 PM   #908
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Flake wrote: View Post
Some more negative reviews, Comingsoon.net and aintitcoolnews both hated it.
From Coming Soon Review:
There's much more to be said about the sheer incompetence of "Into Darkness" on a narrative level, but it can wait until the "spoiler" threat has fully cleared. Anxious fans, however, would do well to remember Mr. Spock's wise words from "Amok Time":

"After a time," he says, "you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."

"The Bottom Line:
It's hard not to wonder if the reason Abrams is so big on secrecy in the first place is because he knows his mystery box is empty. This is a "Star Trek" film designed for audiences distracted by shiny objects. Die hard fans -- and the moviegoing public in general -- deserve better than this shameful franchise entry."
Sounds like somebody just in to rock the boat.
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Old May 2 2013, 10:47 PM   #909
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ConRefit79 wrote: View Post
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Some more negative reviews, Comingsoon.net and aintitcoolnews both hated it.
From Coming Soon Review:<snip>
Have you got a link for that?

Edit:

Never mind.

Here: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/revie....php?id=103724

I don't see the one at AICN, so someone who has should post the link.
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Old May 2 2013, 10:47 PM   #910
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yeah, the guy at ComingSoon really tried to tear it to shreds. It's actually kind of fascinating just how against the grain he goes compared to other reviews.

Other reviews: Cumberbatch is incredible as Harrison!
This guy: Cumberbatch/Harrison is monotonous.

Sounds like the two people in every hundred that said Heath Ledger was bad as the Joker.

Link: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/revie....php?id=103724
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Old May 2 2013, 10:50 PM   #911
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Yeah, the guy at ComingSoon really tried to tear it to shreds. It's actually kind of fascinating just how against the grain he goes compared to other reviews.

Other reviews: Cumberbatch is incredible as Harrison!
This guy: Cumberbatch/Harrison is monotonous. Next.

Sounds like the two people in every hundred that said Heath Ledger was bad as the Joker.

Link: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/revie....php?id=103724
Sounds like a load of old rubbish to me...
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Old May 2 2013, 10:52 PM   #912
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Ain't it Cool Link: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/62238
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Old May 2 2013, 10:56 PM   #913
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The comments section make this review. So much butthurt.
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Old May 2 2013, 10:56 PM   #914
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

When did people quit going to the movies for fun? All I want to know is if Into Darkness is an enjoyable two hours...
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Old May 2 2013, 11:06 PM   #915
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Mostly for bald caps and scarring
More than that. Quite a bit more, actually.

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