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

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Old April 8 2009, 03:57 PM   #136
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Re: Advance screening/World Premiere discussions [the NO-SPOILERS vers

This is the first star trek movie that I don't want to be spoiled about!
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Old April 8 2009, 04:03 PM   #137
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^Me too.
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Old April 8 2009, 04:04 PM   #138
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That review from the Australian is great!
yeah i really like how it acknowledges the feat that abrams pulled off. this movie could have gone wrong in so many ways. they're doing a prequel to an established franchise with tons of baggage. they had to cast characters to play iconic roles and update them without aping the originals. they had to connect this new story to everything that had come before. they had to tell an origin story that would make sense for someone who had never seen star trek.

they achieved all these goals and managed to tell a brialliant story. as much as TWOK was and is the best ST movie, this one is the most impressive cinematic achievement.
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Old April 8 2009, 04:11 PM   #139
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The result is a triumph, certain to be regarded as not just one Trek's better moments, but one of the finest films made in the sci-fi genre...
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Abrams will make you believe in a crisp future full of green women, bug-eyed aliens serving on the bridge of the Enterprise, and space conflicts that make most previous Trek films look like Saturday morning cartoons.

Abrams neatly sidesteps the the groaning Trek universe, and its attendant obsessive hordes by taking us back to the beginning, to where no TV series or Trek film has gone before: to Kirk's birth, in fact. Who was he? Where did his drive to explore new worlds come from? Where did he get his sexy mojo? The film reveals all.

But as much as we are present from the beginning of Kirk's story, and it is satisfying indeed to see him get his arrogant early spots knocked off...in some ways this is even more about Spock. We meet him... before he developed his emotionless Vulcan ways, which were always a bit of a patina in any case.
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...Performances from the young cast who are depicted for the first time as a cohort are uniformly sensational, as are the characterisations.
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...Star Trek is young again. It is sexy, but it also has a rich emotional depth among the jaw dropping effects. The film is a cracking yarn about the beginning of something even non-Trekkies know a bit about.
Damn. I thought that "these guys don't have a clue what they're doing?"
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Old April 8 2009, 04:25 PM   #140
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Damn. I thought that "these guys don't have a clue what they're doing?"
you must have a lot of posts archived somewhere of people saying apocalyptic things about the new trek movie.
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Old April 8 2009, 04:44 PM   #141
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Damn. I thought that "these guys don't have a clue what they're doing?"
you must have a lot of posts archived somewhere of people saying apocalyptic things about the new trek movie.
Why archive? They come around and make the same posts again and again.

I like this, from the video review:

This is J.J's Star Trek, and it is phenomenal. The good news is that there is no change for change's sake...In a rare sci-fi event, it is the actors who steal the show.
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Old April 8 2009, 04:56 PM   #142
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Re: Advance screening/World Premiere discussions [the NO-SPOILERS vers

Another question for those that also frequent the Spoilers thread...

I'm curious, how is the conversation in there ?
Is every bit dissected and overanalyzed ? Is the overall climate positive and are there screams for murder and violated childhoods ?
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Old April 8 2009, 05:06 PM   #143
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^^^ I've been wondering the same thing, but hints in here and elsewhere suggest not!
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Old April 8 2009, 05:08 PM   #144
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The anguish about the most significant divergence from TOS in the movie is shockingly subdued - some folks are upset about it, but there is not a lot of shrieking and outrage. I'm frankly astonished that there's as much acceptance as there is.
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Old April 8 2009, 05:15 PM   #145
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The reviews of this film are stunning. Expect this to be the best blockbuster of the year
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Old April 8 2009, 05:19 PM   #146
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The anguish about the most significant divergence from TOS in the movie is shockingly subdued - some folks are upset about it, but there is not a lot of shrieking and outrage. I'm frankly astonished that there's as much acceptance as there is.
Yeah, they haven't started hacking each other to bits about the more subtle, but I think more significant, divergence from the original. It's only a matter of time.
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Old April 8 2009, 06:02 PM   #147
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And major spoilers are being placed in spoiler boxes allowing the spoiler wary to experience the thread in relative safely. (Thank you!)

I have been spoiled on minor things though, like the "bones" nick origins but that is something along the same lines as we've been getting on threads outside of that thread for weeks.
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Old April 8 2009, 06:39 PM   #148
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If someone has asked this, I must have missed it but: Do credits roll at the beginning or end? And does the title look like the latest incarnation?
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Old April 8 2009, 06:52 PM   #149
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If someone has asked this, I must have missed it but: Do credits roll at the beginning or end? And does the title look like the latest incarnation?
end, yes.
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Old April 8 2009, 06:56 PM   #150
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the end of this spoiler-fre article is absolutely hilarious http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009...a.html?cnn=yes
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