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Old May 12 2009, 02:21 AM   #61
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Re: "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero"

It's nice to have a villain who isn't a big speech-maker or a philosopher for a change. I thought that was refreshing.

I also agree with the people who mentioned it fit in with his character and the socio-economic level he was from.
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Old May 12 2009, 02:31 AM   #62
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This was the perfect line for a smug hardass like Nero. :thumbsup:
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Old May 12 2009, 02:31 AM   #63
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Re: "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero"

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I liked it. It was like a sinister Facebook greeting.
Facebook is sinister? Yep, I can agree to that!

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Old May 12 2009, 02:46 AM   #64
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I thought it was great. I mean, remember, Nero is something of a armchair historian, but he's also a smug asshole miner. The fact he greets a historical figure that way is great. It'd be like somebody going: "Yo, Franklin Dee, what is up!?!?!"
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Old May 14 2009, 01:06 PM   #65
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Totally out of character and shouldn't have made it into the movie.

You are half right ... It was an impro to which there were many different versions shot... As an Aussie you can pick it straight off if you ever followed Bana... LOL at poida Joke earlier too


Oh BS some say ... well here is the link to where MR bana confirms what i suspected...
http://trekmovie.com/2009/05/09/excl...on-collins-jr/

facinating that jj has the scope to try things like this and it works... i was trying hard not to like JJ A but he got me the bugga!!!
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Old May 14 2009, 01:09 PM   #66
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I loved it.
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Old May 14 2009, 01:42 PM   #67
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One of my favorite lines in the movie.

Next to "James T Kirk was a great man....but that was another life"
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Old May 14 2009, 01:42 PM   #68
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Re: "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero"

At both showings I went to last week this got a laugh, so I'm sure its intended effect was one of humor. However, his threatening demeanor (and the fact that he just blew the holy hell out of the Kelvin) gave an underlying sinister edge to it. I also agree it was meant to be condescending. Very well done.

I think it's also important to keep in mind that we're talking about non-military fleet crew members when it comes to Nero and his crew. They were miners, and their way of speaking may be more informal than we've seen in previous Trek adventures.
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Old May 14 2009, 02:38 PM   #69
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I absolutely hated that line - were Nero better presented in the film (or perhaps a prior meeting between Pike and Nero had occurred) then that phrase might make sense. But this way, there was absolutely no point in it. And it wasn't funny, either.
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Old May 14 2009, 03:33 PM   #70
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I loved Nero.
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Old May 14 2009, 03:34 PM   #71
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Totally out of character and shouldn't have made it into the movie.
Disagree. I think it was the point.
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Old May 14 2009, 03:41 PM   #72
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I thought it was perfect and disagree that it was out-of-character. I think it was right in character. Eric Bana was pretty good. I wish he'd had more screentime, but in the end, it was more about Kirk, Spock and their friendship then good vs. evil.
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Old May 14 2009, 04:14 PM   #73
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The Roms in this reality are apparently a bit differnt from theor prime counterparts.. but I liked the delivery of the line it confused the bejeezus out of Pike for sure... I really liked Brue Greenwood in this movie, in fact I would'nt have minded if Kirk was'nt really in it, I think Grenwood could've been the star and this could have been the first voyage of the enterprise under him and I would'nt have minded that, we did'nt get enough Pike. I guess the question also has to be asked how did MCCoy get that Ceti Alpha Eel (Revenge bearing villians weapons of choice apparently) out of Pike? And how did he wind up in the chair at the end? He Seemed to be walking off the ship...
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Old May 14 2009, 04:25 PM   #74
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Re: "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero"

DiSiLLUSiON wrote: View Post
I loved Nero.

Me too!

And like someone stated above, it's nice to see an antagonist who doesn't make long, boring and megalomaniac speeches, or coughs up half-baked philosophies.
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Old May 14 2009, 06:10 PM   #75
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It was a great line. Sure it came across as funny, but is was also kind of chilling. The comparison to Ledger's Joker was spot on.
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