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Old May 11 2009, 06:23 AM   #16
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Re: "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero"

I didn't get the sense that he was talking down to anyone. I thought he was just being cute.
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Old May 11 2009, 06:25 AM   #17
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I thought he was just being cute.
That was my sense, too. Cute, but knowing. I was really worried for Pike. In fact I spent the whole film worrying about Pike! Turns out his fate here seems a little improved on the Prime line outcome for him (although I guess it could still happen.)
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Old May 11 2009, 06:33 AM   #18
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Totally out of character and shouldn't have made it into the movie.
Considering that none of us has ever seen Nero before, please explain how Bana's delivery is out of character?
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Old May 11 2009, 06:47 AM   #19
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Considering that none of us has ever seen Nero before, please explain how Bana's delivery is out of character?
Exactly what I wanted to say!

After 25 years of waiting for Spock and looking for revenge, and finally finding the Enterprise which could lead you to Spock, would you follow proper protocol or would you be a smart ass and go with the 'Hi Christopher..."
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Old May 11 2009, 06:52 AM   #20
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Totally out of character and shouldn't have made it into the movie.
Considering that none of us has ever seen Nero before, please explain how Bana's delivery is out of character?
Exactly - I agree that it was a great delivery of the line and it definitely stuck out for me. It was the condescending, sinister greeting of the guy who has complete control of you and is about to shove a slug down your throat to make you talk haha
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Old May 11 2009, 06:53 AM   #21
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Loved it. A formal greeting would jsut sound like the same old stilted Trek dialogue we've heard a thousand times. It surprised me, and made me chuckle.
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Old May 11 2009, 06:53 AM   #22
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Considering that none of us has ever seen Nero before, please explain how Bana's delivery is out of character?
Exactly what I wanted to say!

After 25 years of waiting for Spock and looking for revenge, and finally finding the Enterprise which could lead you to Spock, would you follow proper protocol or would you be a smart ass and go with the 'Hi Christopher..."
Exactly. This dude doesn't give a shit anymore. I thought it was hilarious.
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Old May 11 2009, 07:09 AM   #23
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That's why I love this film. The humor!
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Old May 11 2009, 07:10 AM   #24
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I thought it sounded like "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero... Welcome to the weekly AA meeting."
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Old May 11 2009, 07:14 AM   #25
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It initially seemed out of place with what the rest of Trek had done in the past, in that usually encounters taking place would be so serious and formal.

But I liked it because it felt more real. For instance, if I was an evil renegade, I wouldn't care what I said or what anyone else, least of all my enemy, thought of me. I would say whatever I felt like saying.

Hell, if I was a Captain of a Starship, I would most likely begin the majority of my greetings like that, especially if I don't answer to the person to whom I'm addressing.
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Old May 11 2009, 07:15 AM   #26
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Did anyone else burst out laughing at Eric Bana's delivery of that line. (in a good way)

Nero says it with the tone you would expect someone at a company picnic to introduce themselves, "Hey Christopher! I'm Nero. I work in accounting."

I don't know, I just loved that delivery. For some reason it just stuck out to me.

I did. Totally loved it. Look at my sig.

It was hilarious, unlike anything we've had before. No melodrama "I am destined to wreak havoc, mwahaha", no maniacal laughter. Superb. Very cool.
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Old May 11 2009, 07:39 AM   #27
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Absolutely loved it, got some chuckles in the audience each time i watched the movie
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Old May 11 2009, 07:44 AM   #28
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I figured this line and the way it was delivered was indicative of Nero's Blue-Collar mining background and that he was not accustomed to having discussions in a formal manner.
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Old May 11 2009, 07:58 AM   #29
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I think it would have been better if he delivered his lines as Poida.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-W-vzELBt8
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Old May 11 2009, 09:49 AM   #30
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Its the usual convention to talk with respect, calling them Captain etc...

This guy is just an honest, hard working romulan miner, why should he fein respect to someone he intends to torture.

If he had said Hello Captain, its too polite for the situation.
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