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Old May 17 2013, 07:14 PM   #31
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I saw Iron Man 3 a couple weeks ago, and as a movie itself, this blows STID blows it away.
This. Iron Man 3 was a totally enjoyable experience while I was watching it, but it really wasn't that memorable and a LOT of things bugged me afterwards (and I'm not one of the ones who took offense to the Mandarin reveal). That movie really had no heart.

It's not like Iron Man is incapable of heart, either. The defining moment for that whole franchise is the press conference just after Tony Stark was rescued, when he says "I saw young Americans killed by the very weapons I created to defend them and protect them," and you see the shame cross his face. And then later in the movie when he's talking about realizing his destiny. Those were great moments of pathos, and the biggest reason why the first Iron Man stands head and shoulders above 2 and 3, because all attempts at pathos in those movies felt really forced.

STID is so much better than Iron Man 3 for the same reason: the pathos in the character work feels really real, and just works. It has a heart (not to mention some fantastic action and lots of humor to boot).
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Old May 17 2013, 07:28 PM   #32
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Watched it, loved it, could even have sat through an extra half hour to have a longer ending or give some of the more rushed scenes room to breath if you know what I mean. Excellent movie.
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Old May 17 2013, 08:00 PM   #33
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I loved it! For what it is, lol! I wrote a review in another post here if you care to read my thoughts.
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Old May 17 2013, 08:07 PM   #34
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Oh god I love this film !!! I wasn't surprised about the villains true identity but happy it was one if the best villains of Star Trek franchise brilliant . Always wanted a big budget Star Trek movie and now we have two !!! Brilliant and a villain who has not been killed off !!
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Old May 17 2013, 08:59 PM   #35
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STID is perfectly summed up by 10 seconds in the film: when Kirk says to Spock: 'I want you to know why I came back for you', and Spock responds by saying: 'Because you are my friend', with a tear falling from his eye... Those 10 seconds have more power, more heart, more beauty and more soul than ANY movie I have seen in the last 10 years... Those 10 seconds define STID for me... I thank JJ for creating such perfection to add to the ST universe...
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STID is perfectly summed up by 10 seconds in the film: when Kirk says to Spock: 'I want you to know why I came back for you', and Spock responds by saying: 'Because you are my friend', with a tear falling from his eye... Those 10 seconds have more power, more heart, more beauty and more soul than ANY movie I have seen in the last 10 years... Those 10 seconds define STID for me... I thank JJ for creating such perfection to add to the ST universe...
I totally didn't cry during that scene.
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Old May 17 2013, 10:52 PM   #37
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Loved it.

The effects: great.
The music: great.
The acting: great.
The interpersonal relationships and chemistry: great.
The villains: great.
The humor/comedic moments: great.
Even the continuity with the rest of the franchise and the Prime timeline was stellar.

The believable sounding dialogue and arguments between Pike and Kirk and Kirk and Spock? Enterprise NX-01 and Enterprise Ring Ship models on the desk of Admiral Marcus? Keeping the Eugenics Wars as a late 20th century series of conflicts in spite of catcalls over the years to retcon them as something happening decades later? The mention of Mudd related to the most recent Countdown comic books? Even McCoy's De Kelley-inspired short sleeved sickbay tunic was a fun touch.
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Old May 18 2013, 12:11 AM   #38
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Absolutely awesome. Responsive to criticism of the first, builds on it, knocked it out of the park.
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Old May 18 2013, 03:23 PM   #39
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Loved it. Dying to see it again. Anyone else think they put a lot more love into the shots of the Enterprise? I mean, the entire first movie, we barely got anything resembling a full-on beauty shot. In ID, there are several. Flying towards the volcano was awesome, but my favorite is the top-down shot of the alien drawing turning into the ship flying though space, and then warping away... absolutely stunning starship porn. And that warp effect is seriously awesome in 3D.
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Old May 18 2013, 03:56 PM   #40
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This is now my favorite "Star Trek" movie. The feel was right -- not too serious, not too deep, but still real danger and high stakes. And the characters! I don't know how they could be in better hands -- the actors, and the writers and producers. The pacing was amazing. The optimism everyone talks about was there at the end, as well as mercy. This was the first "Star Trek" movie that was truly epic. I honestly teared up at the end.
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Old May 18 2013, 04:00 PM   #41
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I'm assuming this thread is not requiring spoiler tags. Be warned that they are in this post however.


I went to the midnight early (first) showing. There were about 30 people in the theater. I was the third one there. I was very surprised to see that I was clearly the oldest, at 50, to be there. The entire audience was clearly under 30. I guess Paramount is getting their new audience.

That being said, my reaction contrasted very differently to the rest of the audience. My group reacted positively to 'Khan' whereas I groaned inside. I really wanted a new bad guy. Especially after being assured that it would not be Klan by TPTB. When Kirk was dying, one member audibly muttered a confused 'WTF'? I don't think it was a 'why rehash this scene with Kirk? "wtf", but more of a 'Holy crap.' And 'How are they gonna fix this' "wtf"

Overall the audience responded very well to the movie with applause at the end. I did enjoy the movie. I thought it was well done. I'm still struggling with the 20 year discrepancy of Khans appearance and the parallel/alternate occurrences and reactions to what occurred in the original timeline. I think if you can separate what 'we' know has happened and view it through fresh eyes, this is a very good movie. I'm going again this afternoon. btw.
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Old May 18 2013, 04:18 PM   #42
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I'm assuming this thread is not requiring spoiler tags. Be warned that they are in this post however.


I went to the midnight early (first) showing. There were about 30 people in the theater. I was the third one there. I was very surprised to see that I was clearly the oldest, at 50, to be there. The entire audience was clearly under 30. I guess Paramount is getting their new audience.

That being said, my reaction contrasted very differently to the rest of the audience. My group reacted positively to 'Khan' whereas I groaned inside. I really wanted a new bad guy. Especially after being assured that it would not be Klan by TPTB. When Kirk was dying, one member audibly muttered a confused 'WTF'? I don't think it was a 'why rehash this scene with Kirk? "wtf", but more of a 'Holy crap.' And 'How are they gonna fix this' "wtf"

Overall the audience responded very well to the movie with applause at the end. I did enjoy the movie. I thought it was well done. I'm still struggling with the 20 year discrepancy of Khans appearance and the parallel/alternate occurrences and reactions to what occurred in the original timeline. I think if you can separate what 'we' know has happened and view it through fresh eyes, this is a very good movie. I'm going again this afternoon. btw.
The theater I saw it in was about 3/4 full at 7:30 (IMAX 3D). There were quite a few of us AARP-types, 30-somethings, and my daughters were relieved to see a smattering of tweens and teens.

The only audible sound I heard when Harrison revealed his true identity was an, "OOOh," from a woman a few rows ahead of me. And it was an, "oooh" as in, this is going to get interesting.

My wife (an unspoiled non-Trek fan) truly said a confused, "Wow," as in "they really did that?" when Kirk died, and looked at me like, "Kirk's your man, why aren't you sobbing?" (Of course, it's because I was spoiled rotten.)

As far as having fresh eyes goes, to paraphrase Kirk in TUC, if there's going to be a brave new world, our generation (of fans) is going to have the toughest time living in it. Fans can be very frightened by change.
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Old May 18 2013, 04:48 PM   #43
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I don't typically see movies in a theater more than once, even if I loved them (and I indeed did love STiD), but this is going to be a definite theatrical rewatch. Taking the classic Trek stories Space Seed and The Wrath of Kahn and mashing them together with Star Trek Insurrection was a stoke of storytelling brilliance only made better by the fact that there wasn't even the slightest indication/inkling in the leadup to the film that Peter Weller's Admiral Marcus was a bad guy, to the point that I'm now convinced that Abrams and Co. deliberately made Cumberbatch's character's identity an 'open secret' so as to preserve the secrecy and integrity of the broader story they wanted to tell, which, quite frankly, is pure genius.
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I don't typically see movies in a theater more than once, even if I loved them (and I indeed did love STiD), but this is going to be a definite theatrical rewatch. Taking the classic Trek stories Space Seed and The Wrath of Kahn and mashing them together with Star Trek Insurrection was a stoke of storytelling brilliance only made better by the fact that there wasn't even the slightest indication/inkling in the leadup to the film that Peter Weller's Admiral Marcus was a bad guy, to the point that I'm now convinced that Abrams and Co. deliberately made Cumberbatch's character's identity an 'open secret' so as to preserve the secrecy and integrity of the broader story they wanted to tell, which, quite frankly, is pure genius.
That thought crossed my mind, too. Cumberbatch was a red herring. Unlike the other actors, Weller wasn't even involved much in promoting the movie. His character flew almost completely under the radar right up to the opening. I honestly believed he had essentially a bit part in the Daystrom Room scene where his character just advanced the plot, then he'd be killed along with Pike and others or if he survived, be in one more scene to grant Kirk his chance his vengeance against Harrison.
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Old May 18 2013, 05:02 PM   #45
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I have seen it twice now. Totally loved the film.
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