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

View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
A+ 144 19.38%
A 161 21.67%
A- 100 13.46%
B+ 82 11.04%
B 58 7.81%
B- 27 3.63%
C+ 40 5.38%
C 38 5.11%
C- 24 3.23%
D+ 11 1.48%
D 13 1.75%
D- 10 1.35%
F 35 4.71%
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Old May 16 2013, 03:52 AM   #2101
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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I've seen it and have only one question:

Ricardo who?
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Old May 16 2013, 03:54 AM   #2102
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Holy fuck.
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Old May 16 2013, 03:55 AM   #2103
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I've seen it and have only one question:

Ricardo who?
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Old May 16 2013, 03:58 AM   #2104
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I've seen it and have only one question:

Ricardo who?
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Holy fuck.
Any good?
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Old May 16 2013, 03:59 AM   #2105
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP

I loved the dialogue they *admittedly* stole from TWoK. It makes sense that the same people would say the same words to describe the same things.

And Spock screaming "Khan" was just fun. You don't like it, meh...you're a joyless prod who isn't going to like anything so why even bother trying to entertain you?
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Old May 16 2013, 04:01 AM   #2106
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Cumberbatch is note perfect. Having now seen the movie I'm not as convinced as I was before that Khan will feature in the third movie, but he'll be back without a doubt - and when he is, I hope Cumberbatch plays him again.

That will be epic.

Other quick notes:
  • They do not "cure death" - that's bullshit;
  • Warp distance to Kronos is not "two minutes" - that's bullshit;
  • They won't soon be "beaming from one star system to the next" again - that's bullshit;
  • The Enterprise has one hell of a warp core - for the first time ever it looks real and as if it could be something that powers a huge spaceship, rather than a sculture spilling useless blue light on to the set.

Wow. Tremendous movie. I've got no complaints.
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Old May 16 2013, 04:02 AM   #2107
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I've seen it and have only one question:

Ricardo who?
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Whatever.
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Old May 16 2013, 04:03 AM   #2108
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I loved it. I don't really care to spend the next four years arguing about why it's great, so I'll just get it out here.

The movie is fantastic to look at. The planets, the ship, fhe costuming, even the background details on Earth look better than anything we've seen in a Star Trek movie before. I was especially impressed with the new warp trails.

The sound design is still far and away better in the latest two movies than what came before.

I wasn't too thrilled with some of the corny lines that were in the last movie, but I thought the dialogue was much better in this film. It's even incredibly funny without venturing into comedy territory.

Nods to Mudd, Section 31, another Chapel reference, etc to keep us Trekkers entertained.

They tried to pretend it wasn't Khan even though we all knew it was Khan, yet they still managed to tell a unique story while paying homage to what had come before.

If Leonard Nimoy liked it, I have to like it.
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Old May 16 2013, 04:04 AM   #2109
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Any clues on who the computer voice was?
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Old May 16 2013, 04:05 AM   #2110
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Glad everyone enjoyed it

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Any clues on who the computer voice was?
I did sit around in the credits just to see who Nolan North played (and listen to the music) but forgot to look out for that!
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Old May 16 2013, 04:06 AM   #2111
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Okay. You two really have me looking forward to tomorrow morning now!
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Old May 16 2013, 04:15 AM   #2112
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The Mudd reference was pretty sly.

I must be too much of a long-time Trek fan to judge whether the last part of the movie does in fact "bog down" a bit on fannish minutiae as a couple of professional reviewers have suggested - the tone and pace of the thing was seamless from beginning to end as far as I could tell.

The Klingons - Holy Fuck, as Squiggy has so eloquently put it. Yeah, bring on the Klingons in the third one. They are scary strange. Frankly now that they've established one without the hair I'd just as soon see them all go that way.
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Old May 16 2013, 04:21 AM   #2113
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Nice little nod to Praxis too.
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Old May 16 2013, 04:23 AM   #2114
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Yeah, that was cute.

Pine has a little Shatner moment on the way into Pike's office early in the movie; I LOLed.

I don't miss the original cast playing these characters, not one bit. They had a very good, very long run - decades, for goodness sake - and Kirk, Spock, McCoy and crew are excellently served as characters by the new cast.

Oh, and they appear to have added a new Enterprise crew member to the core cast: Carol Marcus. Uhura's skills and character are pivotal to this movie. So whoever it is who keeps harping on the lack of strong female roles in TOS can stop, now.
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Old May 16 2013, 04:26 AM   #2115
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I can finally come in here!!

I went in expecting to dislike it. The one thing I DID know was about Harrison. Why rehash a perfectly good movie? Wasn't the idea of the reboot to have fresh new stories? What the hell was wrong with the writers? Why destroy Romulus and Vulcan to write the same old shit? Grr, right?

So I went dutifully as a long-term Trek fan. I didn't like Kirk last movie, in fact, I disliked him. Spock was too emo. Uhura too edgy for my liking.

I LOVED this movie. Does it have flaws? Of course. Is is very derivative of other movies/series? Yes. Did it matter? Surprisingly, it did not.

This time, I *cared* about the characters and I can see this Kirk being Kirk. Spock - well Spock has been changed due to his experiences in this timeline and it fits now. Uhura was softened. Harrison was a great villain, for a while you even liked him, just a bit, or at least sympathized.

I didn't see the twist coming near the end, but my husband did. So I'm dumb. I also was unspoiled about everything other than Harrison's identity. And who the hell know Nimoy would be in it, however briefly?

They hit it out of the park, this time. I can't wait for the next one. I hated to see it end.

My husband, however, was unimpressed. It was too similar to WOK for his liking. I thought I'd feel that way but I don't.

A+ from me.

P.S. The sequence of planets at the end was great. SO glad I went to see it in 3D. I normally would not have, but I was greedy and wanted to see it tonight.
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