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

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Old May 8 2009, 03:06 AM   #391
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Re: Holy shit @ how good it was

HOLY CRAP! Color me converted! Just got back from the opening night showing at IMAX and I tell you all, it totally lives up to the hype. Me, the 37 year fan, and wife went in all "old school" and got totally wrapped up in it. They really nailed the characters. Yeah, the Enterprise looks like ass, but I got so engrossed in it, so freaking involved, I didn't care. They took the characters I've loved for 37 years and treated them with total respect and really gave them new life.

This is EXACTLY what the franchise needed, the ability to restart, refresh and do it in a way as to not erase the past. They do things that no prior producing team would EVER consider. "No chance, we can't do that" would be the response. There is so much heart in this film, so many laughs, thrills and tragedy to float three films. Yet it never felt bloated, slow, rushed or anything other than great. I wanted to see the next film right away. I'll setting for seeing this one again on Sunday (will squeeze in Trek 6 Saturday).

The trailers do this film no favors. Ignore them. See the movie to watch Trek resuscitated.

I will say it, something I haven't heard since the 70's:

STAR TREK LIVES!
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Old May 8 2009, 03:07 AM   #392
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EXCELLENT!

Just got back from a packed movie theater a little while ago. I was very happy with this film. It had it all. Action, humor, great FX...it was even touching at times.

The strength here is definitely the performances. The big three of Chris Pine, Zachery Quinto, and Karl Urban did a great job with their respective characters. Pine definitely plays it Han Solo-like but you do see how in the end he becomes Captain Kirk. Quinto was terrific, particularly in that Vulcan council scene. He brought Sylar to Spock and did it very well. Urban was terrific as McCoy and I agree we didn't see enough of him. They even managed to work in a reference to McCoy's divorce, a piece of backstory that's been a part of the character forever but never referenced on-screen. The friendship with Kirk was great.

I have to say that Bruce Greenwood was awesome as Pike. I'm glad Kirk ended up as captain at the end but damn, I'm sorry we didn't get to see Pike in command longer. He even looked like Jeffrey Hunter from a distance in that uniform. Nice touch with him in the wheelchair at the end. He might not end up banging Vina on Talos IV but at least he's still got his face.

Leonard Nimoy was indeed the emotional focal point as Old Spock. His scenes were actually quite touching and it was so awesome when he returned. The audience cheered for the first time when he was revealed.

Like I said, the film had a lot of heart. The death of Kirk's father, the destruction of Vulcan and Amanda's death (can't believe they actually did that), and Old Spock's scenes brought out emotion you haven't seen in a Trek movie since Wrath of Khan.

The rest of the cast was fine. Both Pegg and Yelchin were funny, Saldana was hot and I'm glad that they made Uhura an actual linguist instead of a switchboard operator. Sulu was succificently badass with his sword. Ben Cross was good as Sarek, who seemed a hell of a lot nicer in this movie than his initial ST appearance.

Weak spots...I really wish Abrams would have calmed down with the rapid-fire editing during the fight scenes. Just like in Batman Begins and Quantum of Solace, the actions sequences fly by way too quickly and don't make you enjoy them very much. Also, I don't think the Nero character was given enough time to be a truly memorable villain. I thought Bana was fine but we saw too little of him and why in God's name did he wait so long to attack Earth after destroying Vulcan?

Continuity porn...did Scotty kill Porthos?!?!

All and all, a great first outing and I can't wait for the next film. I agree...it ended way too soon. I can't wait to see what the next adventure of the original crew will be.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:07 AM   #393
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I agree with all of you it was amazing.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:08 AM   #394
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Luck you!!

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Old May 8 2009, 03:09 AM   #395
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Here's a quick question for those who have seen the film: Just how much did they 'sex it up' in an effort to make it more mass market? I mean, I know there's a sex scene of some sort in the film. But how much of that did they include, and was it tastefully done or explicit? IOW, would you feel comfortable taking your kids to see it?
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Old May 8 2009, 03:09 AM   #396
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The story was solid but it was the characters that sold the film for me.
Agreed. This is the great strength of the movie and a strength of JJ Abrams. Even when Alias started to decline in Season 3, the character work was always top-notch.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:10 AM   #397
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Moving to the Grading & Discussion thread. Hold onto your hats...
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Old May 8 2009, 03:11 AM   #398
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I HATED CHEKOV. HATED HIM. WHY THE **** WOULD STARFLEET LET SOMEONE WHO CAN'T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH ENOUGH TO PRONOUCE "VULCAN" CORRECTLY?
Why would they let him...what?

You should hear some of the accents of barristers. I feel very sorry for the people who have to transcribe it.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:12 AM   #399
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Here's a quick question for those who have seen the film: Just how much did they 'sex it up' in an effort to make it more mass market? I mean, I know there's a sex scene of some sort in the film. But how much of that did they include, and was it tastefully done or explicit? IOW, would you feel comfortable taking your kids to see it?
it's one quick scene really, not racy at all. More funny than racy, imo.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:12 AM   #400
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Here's a quick question for those who have seen the film: Just how much did they 'sex it up' in an effort to make it more mass market? I mean, I know there's a sex scene of some sort in the film. But how much of that did they include, and was it tastefully done or explicit? IOW, would you feel comfortable taking your kids to see it?
There is really no sex. Kirk jumps into bed with someone, no nudity, they are interrupted. That is it. FAR less sex than you see on tv. I took my 12 year old.

There are also a couple of comments about sex as I recall but they are pretty light.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:14 AM   #401
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Admiral Bear wrote: View Post
If anyone with the necessary clearance wants to shift my first post into the thread for nitpicking and reviews, I'll be more than happy.

Don't want to be seen to be making a mess, even if this is just about my first ever thread on here in years.
I'll take care of that now.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:16 AM   #402
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Here's a quick question for those who have seen the film: Just how much did they 'sex it up' in an effort to make it more mass market? I mean, I know there's a sex scene of some sort in the film. But how much of that did they include, and was it tastefully done or explicit? IOW, would you feel comfortable taking your kids to see it?
I didn't get the impression that the movie was sexed up. Everything was very tasteful and I don't think there was anything I'd call a sex scene. Personally, I would take children to the movie, yes. But then again, (1.) I don't have children and (2.) I come from a country where these kind of things are accepted with much less restrictions. I hope that helps.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:17 AM   #403
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Also.. I haven't cried at a Trek film since TWOK and was wiping my eyes during the whole evacuation birth scene. Gripping and moving and full of heart as another poster said.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:18 AM   #404
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Yeah, I didn't think the movie was "sexed up" at all. Just a quick scene of Kirk in bed with a woman and all they're doing is kissing.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:18 AM   #405
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The Movie Worked Wonders-Grade A

Just got back from the 7:00 PM showing at the MUVICO Paradise in Hollywood Florida. One theater sold out, second auditorium about 85 percent full. People in line for 10:00 showing. I don't know whether or not they were doing a third auditorium. They are doing scattershot showings tomorrow for Federation Day.

Very warmly received. Applause at the end. This was a generic movie audience. The monster chase scene, for example, was very well done-you wonder how Pine is going to escape Mr. Crab. He does: in the cave.

There is enough exposition in the story, imho, to explain things to the audience.

Lots of action: this movie never, ever slows down. That's its secret: it grabs an audience and keeps the audience involved. That's why word of mouth will make this thing a monster.

Everyone scores: Pine works, even his promotion in the end at the Academy is accepted at the end because of his heroics. The love affair with Uhura is brought off very well in the Transporter Room in which Pine and Pegg play great straight men in a fine comic scene.

Everything just works wonders for this film. This movie will make Paramount's summer. Trust me. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and so did the audience.
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