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

View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
A+ 144 19.23%
A 161 21.50%
A- 101 13.48%
B+ 83 11.08%
B 59 7.88%
B- 27 3.60%
C+ 40 5.34%
C 38 5.07%
C- 25 3.34%
D+ 11 1.47%
D 13 1.74%
D- 10 1.34%
F 37 4.94%
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Old May 8 2013, 01:31 AM   #1171
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It'll be a warmup for the 50th anniversary movie.
You know, that's going to be a mistake; their big misstep.

The 50th anniversary is a very big deal - to a dwindling number of people, most of whom are no longer their target demographic or audience. It's definitely a promotable event to the wider public, but I really doubt that it's worth enough dollars to make pushing a movie out by a certain date a goal that overrides all else.

If after all that these two movies are accomplishing for them the studio execs think that the anniversary is more important than having Abrams's full attention on Star Trek for a couple of years I think they're probably wrong.
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Old May 8 2013, 01:43 AM   #1172
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Quite so. There are any number of ways they could celebrate the anniversary without rushing a film. A touring mega-convention with everyone they can get to attend. A screening event of the extant movies like they did for the 25th anniversary--perhaps presented in various cities by Trek alumni. The kinds of things hardcore fans will attend (and they're the only ones who will really care about the 50th anniversary). People compare it to Bond's fiftieth, but that's a false comparison. Bond only has the films, really, while Trek has a lot more.
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Old May 8 2013, 01:49 AM   #1173
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Bought my tickets square in the center, perfect seating!

Going with about thirty of my friends too!
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Old May 8 2013, 01:49 AM   #1174
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Really. You make a big promotion and event in September of 2016, get everyone from the TV shows and movies there and then Abrams can show ten minutes of the Star Trek movie that will be premiering in May of 2017.
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Old May 8 2013, 01:58 AM   #1175
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Add to that an epic new movie, and what a blast that would be.

Of course if producing a quality movie in that time is impossible, then no need to rush it--that's a given.
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Old May 8 2013, 02:07 AM   #1176
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Really. You make a big promotion and event in September of 2016, get everyone from the TV shows and movies there and then Abrams can show ten minutes of the Star Trek movie that will be premiering in May of 2017.
Sounds like a plan. But will it meet with the approval of…nah, wrong forum to be posing that question.
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Old May 8 2013, 02:10 AM   #1177
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I also read on Twitter that Bill Simmons, ESPN personality and Grantland.com editor (it's a sports/pop culture website) saw a screening of the film this evening. Said he enjoyed it.

Considering I'm both a big fan of Trek and Simmons my evening has been made!
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Old May 8 2013, 07:40 AM   #1178
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Yay for Glenmorangie scotch and forum surfing
Double yay
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Old May 8 2013, 03:53 PM   #1179
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Australia's long-running "The Movie Show" reviews STiD:
http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/txt/s3750453.htm

Margaret: 4 stars out of 5.
David: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Old May 8 2013, 06:10 PM   #1180
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Well, now that's out of the way, my self imposed exile on Ceti Alpha 5 can end, and I look forward to visiting here again

Spoilerish stuff may be ahead...



Just saw it at a midnight screening in Australia. There was laughter, tears, and a very entertained crowd after the latest two hour non-stop action extravaganza from JJ and co.

The opening 15 and final 15 minutes detract a bit, but the middle 90 minutes are quite intriguing. There is some real mystery in there, and those of you who have gone cold turkey on Star Trek websites to avoid spoilers will really have fun trying to figure it all out. I sure did.

Yes it's a popcorn action movie, and there are some plot elements that weren't well thought out, but there is plenty of stuff in there for old TOS fans like me to love, and it's a fun action move for everyone else. The Abrams team get the balance right again, but most of all it's another really fun movie.

Go see it at IMAX in 3D - mind blowing!

8/10
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Old May 8 2013, 08:39 PM   #1181
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This question comes completely out of nowhere, but I wonder why the huge ship is called, Vengeance? Vengeance against what or whom?
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Old May 8 2013, 08:48 PM   #1182
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Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
Australia's long-running "The Movie Show" reviews STiD:
http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/txt/s3750453.htm

Margaret: 4 stars out of 5.
David: 3.5 stars out of 5.
well that certainly wasn't much to go on . of the dozen's of reviews i've read so far (good or bad) that has to be the most lightweight of them all.
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Old May 8 2013, 09:41 PM   #1183
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This question comes completely out of nowhere, but I wonder why the huge ship is called, Vengeance? Vengeance against what or whom?
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Old May 8 2013, 09:54 PM   #1184
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rolling stone certainly likes it

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/l...kness-19691231
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Old May 8 2013, 10:49 PM   #1185
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those of you who have gone cold turkey on Star Trek websites to avoid spoilers will really have fun trying to figure it all out. I sure did.
Yep, plenty of niggly feelings of elation and doubt running up and down the spine, none of which could be experienced by those who've mined the spoiler threads these past few years/months/days/hours.

there is plenty of stuff in there for old TOS fans like me to love, and it's a fun action move for everyone else. The Abrams team get the balance right again, but most of all it's another really fun movie.
Agreed - and I'm thrilled you loved the experience! See you on Saturday for the repeat viewing!
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