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

View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
A+ 144 19.33%
A 161 21.61%
A- 100 13.42%
B+ 82 11.01%
B 58 7.79%
B- 27 3.62%
C+ 40 5.37%
C 38 5.10%
C- 25 3.36%
D+ 11 1.48%
D 13 1.74%
D- 10 1.34%
F 36 4.83%
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Old July 11 2013, 08:21 PM   #4516
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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I've read that fans of the book don't really like the movie, while it had an appeal to mainstream movie goers. Maybe that affected the box office.
I don't know much about it but does WWZ actually have enough fans to make a real difference in the box office? Positive or negative.
I don't know much either, but according to Publishers Weekly, the WWZ book sold over one million copies, as of 2011. His previous book about zombies sold 1.4 million. I guess that's still a lot these days. Good enough to rate a movie, obviously.

The other thing is, I think the movie is actually doing better than expected. The Hollywood Reporter says they'll likely be a sequel. Link to story, below.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...-sights-573814
Well, to be fair, the book is an anthology of short stories which are loosely connected by the thread of the zombie apocalypse. Such a structure would never work for a tentpole summer blockbuster. That being said, WWZ the movie did bear little resemblance to the world or fictional events portrayed in the book. It was a decent movie in its own right, though. I really liked the 'solution' to the zombie threat. It felt fresh and new, which is an achievement for the zombie genre.
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Old July 14 2013, 06:10 PM   #4517
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I give it a D-. I thought visually it was nice. The story was unoriginal. There were so many plot holes I don't know where to begin. It was a good action sci fi film but it wasn't Star Trek even with its little homages to prime universe Trek. I just think JJ Abrams is more suited for Star Wars type films. I cannot get used to that beer factory engine room or the bridge with a window/view screen with light glares bouncing off it. Sorry, as much as I love Trek I cannot get into this version.
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Old July 14 2013, 08:13 PM   #4518
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but it wasn't Star Trek
Then what was it?
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Old July 14 2013, 09:11 PM   #4519
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Then what was it?
And if wasn't Trek, what was Nemesis ?

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The story was unoriginal.
Few stories are, nowadays. Not every movie can be Inception.

It was a good action sci fi film but it wasn't Star Trek even with its little homages to prime universe Trek.
Felt like Star Trek to me.

I cannot get used to that beer factory engine room
I got it immediately. Seems more realistic that way.
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Old July 14 2013, 11:05 PM   #4520
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The story was unoriginal.
Few stories are, nowadays. Not every movie can be Inception.
Are you talking about the "Inception" that was ripped off of a Scrooge McDuck comic?
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Old July 15 2013, 12:27 AM   #4521
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I cannot get used to that beer factory engine room
I got it immediately. Seems more realistic that way.
Exactly! That's what I keep telling people. The engine room of a warp-capable starship should look like a brewery made decades ago.
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Old July 15 2013, 12:53 AM   #4522
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I cannot get used to that beer factory engine room
I got it immediately. Seems more realistic that way.
I prefer it to the Dairy Queen neon light TNG engineering TV and movie sets.

ETA - And the new STiD engineering set they borrowed from that laser laboratory - Fucking Awesome looking!

IMO of course...
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Old July 15 2013, 01:03 AM   #4523
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Are you talking about the "Inception" that was ripped off of a Scrooge McDuck comic?
I hope you're joking. No story is truly original.

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The engine room of a warp-capable starship should look like a brewery made decades ago.
You'd be amazed how little industrial machinery has changed, aesthetically speaking, in the last five decades. When talking about a piece of hardware that is all function and no style, you expect it to look the way it's always looked.
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Old July 15 2013, 04:51 PM   #4524
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You'd be amazed how little industrial machinery has changed, aesthetically speaking, in the last five decades. When talking about a piece of hardware that is all function and no style, you expect it to look the way it's always looked.
Indeed. In another 200 years they'll still be saying "hell, was this filmed in a brewery made decades ago?"
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Old July 17 2013, 11:09 PM   #4525
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There isn't going to be an audio commentary on the blu ray?
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Old July 23 2013, 06:25 PM   #4526
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Then what was it?
And if wasn't Trek, what was Nemesis ?
Also crap.
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Old July 24 2013, 10:40 AM   #4527
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Not my question.
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Old July 25 2013, 06:21 PM   #4528
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I don't know if it's already been asked but at the beginning of the movie, if they didn't want to get the Enterprise noticed, how did they get in the water in the first place?
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Old July 25 2013, 06:28 PM   #4529
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Scotty says, "We've been down here since last night" so I figure they landed under the cover of darkness. And probably several miles further out.
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Old July 25 2013, 06:32 PM   #4530
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I give it a D-. I thought visually it was nice. The story was unoriginal. There were so many plot holes I don't know where to begin. It was a good action sci fi film but it wasn't Star Trek even with its little homages to prime universe Trek. I just think JJ Abrams is more suited for Star Wars type films. I cannot get used to that beer factory engine room or the bridge with a window/view screen with light glares bouncing off it. Sorry, as much as I love Trek I cannot get into this version.
So, I suppose ST:TMP (being unoriginal as it was a remake of the perevious episode "The Changeling"; as well as being full of p[lot holes) "wasn't Star Trek" either?
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