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Old May 16 2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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Post here if you actually loved this movie!! SPOILERS!!!! -

Am I the only one thinking I came out of a kickbutt, awesome film?

I think we need a positive thread section cause all the old trek nerds are going NUTS with their nerd rage

I really thought it was well done in almost every way - actually could have used a little more from the villian storyline

Can some not enjoy this on its own merits, without having to constantly rate it with the other movies?
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Old May 17 2013, 12:05 AM   #2
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Re: Post here if you actually loved this movie!!

I loved it and have no complaints. If anything I would have made it a little longer.
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Old May 17 2013, 12:17 AM   #3
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I thought that it was pretty good. I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars. The last great Trek film was FC, IMHO.
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Old May 17 2013, 12:19 AM   #4
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I loved it, yes.
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Old May 17 2013, 12:55 AM   #5
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Am I the only one thinking he came out of a kickbutt, awesomee film?

I think we need a positive thread section cause all the old trek nerds are going NUTS with their nerd rage
No, you're certainly not alone. I think a thread for those of us who weren't blown away by it would be more appropriate - we're the minority, not you.

It's strange. I mean, look at the rating on rotten tomatoes; by all accounts, I should have loved it. I went in expecting to love it; I left deflated and disappointed. I thought ST09, while not without it's flaws, was a decent flick. It seems as though you were all invited to a party and had a blast. Which sucks, because I normally get invited to those parties and have a blast myself. So, it's a real WTF? feeling when you look around the forum and find yourself in disagreement with a lot of people you would normally concur with.

Regarding any nerd rage, I'm short on that - sorry. None of my quibbles have been with any violation of "the.... CANNNONN!!!!!" They want to beam to another star system with secret tech - cool. Picard and co. thought themselves to the other side of the Universe and beyond in TNG Season 1. Whatever. Or Ricardoblany-cumber... khanny-or rather comparisons. Don't care.
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Old May 17 2013, 01:11 AM   #6
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I think we need a positive thread section cause all the old trek nerds are going NUTS with their nerd rage
It's strange. I mean, look at the rating on rotten tomatoes; by all accounts, I should have loved it. I went in expecting to love it; I left deflated and disappointed. I thought ST09, while not without it's flaws, was a decent flick.
This is me. I really liked ST09 and did a lot of defending of it to my actual nerdraged friends -- who were pretty few and far between. I saw some weaknesses, and some challenges, but was pretty confident that Orci & Abrams would learn and overcome them in Star Trek XII. And then... they didn't. In my opinion, anyway. It started out strong and then sputtered -- not because they made Harrison be Khan, but because they lost all thematic coherence around the time Harrison was revealed to be Khan. And that made me sad.

Still a fun movie. The acting was really, really terrific all around, even when the script was not supporting them. I'll see it again -- probably twice more. But I don't expect to pull it off a shelf in 15 years and stick it in the Holo-ray Player or whatever we're using for DVDs by that point.

So, yeah... no nerd-rage here, either. Just a frowny face and mild surprise that so many others thought it was a "kickbutt, awesomee film". Maybe I'll see it differently on second viewing.
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Old May 17 2013, 01:21 AM   #7
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Loved every second!
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Old May 17 2013, 01:31 AM   #8
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Will see it again several times--Cumberkhan was great!
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Old May 17 2013, 02:15 AM   #9
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i just got back from it. I loved the crap out of it. My favorite thing in this was Pine. He NAILED James T. Kirk. I loved his whole arc in this movie; he finally earned the chair. I didn't mind the "stealing" from TWOK. I felt it was an hommage, and i loved the way it was executed. In fact, i loved how Khan was used in this alternate reality. Seeing what would happen had starfleet gotten their hands on him, and used his intellect. Only two minor nitpicks i have are: (1) The Klingons. While it was neat seeing them this time around, they just felt shoehorned in. (2) The ending felt so abrupt to me. I was also hoping for more of a beauty pass as Pine read the famous "These are the voyages,,,," lines. I loved the new warp effect.
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Old May 17 2013, 03:31 AM   #10
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I just watched it and loved it. Better than the first IMHO. Now that they are going on a five year mission I wonder if they can do such a good job with less action, something along the lines of The Cage or Balance of Terror or even a Forbidden Planet type of story. Action is nice but my mind wants a mystery to solve, ya know what I mean?
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Old May 17 2013, 03:35 AM   #11
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Watched it. Thought it was GREAT. Will happily see again whenever possible.
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Old May 17 2013, 03:42 AM   #12
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I loved it so much that I'm already planning a second viewing this weekend!
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Old May 17 2013, 03:43 AM   #13
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Re: Post here if you actually loved this movie!!

You need to put SPOILERS in the title as several have already referenced a major spoiler in this thread.
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Old May 17 2013, 03:47 AM   #14
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Well, how can you have loved it if you haven't seen it?

Fucking brilliant. One of the two best Star Trek movies.
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Old May 17 2013, 03:54 AM   #15
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Ok, Spoilers added to subject line - thanks. Ok, random things: I went in wanting to hate CumberKhan cause he was white - in retrospect, I was being foolish. Cumberpatch was fucking brilliant as he-who-shall-not-be-named, or something like that.

Pine - I never thought of him & the Shat in the same sentence, cause PINE's kirk is a way more giving presence - he will share credit whereas Shat's Kirk was a Steamroller. Just different takes. One has a huge ego, one doesn't

My one issue with the movie: Spock Prime's hair - it was white 4 years ago, now almost normal color....WTF? Spock dying his hair. That was a really weird error
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