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

View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
A+ 144 19.30%
A 161 21.58%
A- 101 13.54%
B+ 82 10.99%
B 58 7.77%
B- 27 3.62%
C+ 40 5.36%
C 38 5.09%
C- 25 3.35%
D+ 11 1.47%
D 13 1.74%
D- 10 1.34%
F 36 4.83%
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Old May 24 2013, 11:25 PM   #3601
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Red Letter Media isn't so much a review as it is its own type of, well, media. It's more of a commentary on movies similar to MST3K than it is any kind of actual review, and they're always done in jest. If you've never watched the reviews of the Star Wars prequels or the Star Trek Next Generation movies, you should at least give it a shot. But yeah, they're not for everybody.
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Old May 25 2013, 12:00 AM   #3602
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Here's a spot-on 40-minute review of the movie from the guys over at RedLetterMedia for their web series Half in the Bag. I agree with pretty much everything they're saying. It's consoling to see that I'm not the only one who felt like that when leaving the movie theatre.
A forty minute review of a two-hour film? That just sounds tedious.
If I'd wanted to see slightly overweight guys in their thirties, I'd look in the mirror.

I'd rather watch attractive people do interesting things - going to see STID again tomorrow.
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Old May 25 2013, 12:07 AM   #3603
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If I'd wanted to see slightly overweight guys in their thirties, I'd look in the mirror.

I'd rather watch attractive people do interesting things - going to see STID again tomorrow.
This is my favourite post of the day.
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Old May 25 2013, 01:45 AM   #3604
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^seconded
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Old May 25 2013, 02:47 AM   #3605
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But it does not justify that swirling overdone transporter beam. Just because the timeline was slightly changed doesn't mean you could go ahead and change everything in the Universe.
You wanted him to drop silver glitter down a tube of light?

The transporter effect changed radically from "The Cage" to TOS to TMP to the later movies. And you complain about one more change?
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Old May 25 2013, 02:55 AM   #3606
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No, a thirty-ONE-year-old movie as of this weekend. Anyone else here see it on premiere day?

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Old May 25 2013, 03:14 AM   #3607
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I like the new transporter effect, I like most of the older transporter effects. The only one that really didn't work for me was the TMP effect.
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Old May 25 2013, 03:19 AM   #3608
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Well, it wasn't always up to snuff in terms of de-scrambling all them molecules and stuff. I can see where you might be disappointed.
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Old May 25 2013, 04:22 AM   #3609
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Red Letter Media isn't so much a review as it is its own type of, well, media. It's more of a commentary on movies similar to MST3K than it is any kind of actual review, and they're always done in jest. If you've never watched the reviews of the Star Wars prequels or the Star Trek Next Generation movies, you should at least give it a shot. But yeah, they're not for everybody.
I love the Harry Plinket "reviews" on Red Letter Media, but their regular "Half In The Bag" series of reviews is like a demented Siskel and Ebert in that they are actual reviews in the more traditional sense, along with an ongoing subplot of "wackiness"...
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Old May 25 2013, 04:55 AM   #3610
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I thought the "half in the Bag" review pretty much covered alot of the same problems I had with the film.

I wish the film hadn't been so dumb and lowest-common denominator.
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Old May 25 2013, 04:58 AM   #3611
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I wish the film hadn't been so dumb and lowest-common denominator.
Maybe somewhere down the road they'll remake The Motion Picture and drive a stake through the heart of the franchise. Then everyone can be happy...
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Old May 25 2013, 04:58 AM   #3612
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I wish the film hadn't been so dumb and lowest-common denominator.
How else would it live up to being a Star Trek film?
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Old May 25 2013, 05:20 AM   #3613
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I wish the film hadn't been so dumb and lowest-common denominator.
Maybe somewhere down the road they'll remake The Motion Picture and drive a stake through the heart of the franchise. Then everyone can be happy...
I'm not sure what you're trying to say here.
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Old May 25 2013, 05:20 AM   #3614
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Here's a spot-on 40-minute review of the movie from the guys over at RedLetterMedia for their web series Half in the Bag. I agree with pretty much everything they're saying. It's consoling to see that I'm not the only one who felt like that when leaving the movie theatre.
I agree with many of their points. But we're in the minority here. The best we can hope for are better writers next time.
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Old May 25 2013, 05:25 AM   #3615
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I wish the film hadn't been so dumb and lowest-common denominator.
Maybe somewhere down the road they'll remake The Motion Picture and drive a stake through the heart of the franchise. Then everyone can be happy...
I'm not sure what you're trying to say here.
I'm sure Red Letter Media can explain it to you.
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