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Old May 14 2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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Do People Under 30 Like This Movie Better Than Older Folks?

JJ said that he made this movie for people born in the 80s and 90s. So do younger people like it more than older folks?
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Old May 14 2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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The movie obviously appeals to a younger generation so I'm sure most people in their 20s and 30s would like it better.
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Old May 14 2009, 10:53 PM   #3
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I'm not so sure there's a generational divide. I'm nearly fifty and I loved the movie.
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Old May 14 2009, 10:56 PM   #4
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I'm twenty-three, and I found the movie to be quite good. A little plodding in places, but overall, it managed to capture a sense of excitement I found to be lacking in the latest interations of the franchise.

As a brief aside, my favorite movies are also 1950's Harvey, and 1939's On Borrowed Time, so I may not be the proposed audience in which Abrams was aiming for.
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Old May 14 2009, 10:56 PM   #5
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42 years old. 37+ year fan. Loved the movie. Go figure.
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Old May 14 2009, 10:57 PM   #6
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I am 45 and have been watching Star Trek since I was 10 and this is my favorite Star Trek movie!
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Old May 14 2009, 10:57 PM   #7
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Re: Do People Under 30 Like This Movie Better Than Older Folks?

I am exactly 30, and after two viewings, I know I enjoyed it, and I think I liked it, but I'm not certain I thought it was good.

For whatever that's worth.
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Old May 14 2009, 10:58 PM   #8
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Re: Do People Under 30 Like This Movie Better Than Older Folks?

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
I'm not so sure there's a generational divide. I'm nearly fifty and I loved the movie.
I'm in my mid twenties, my dads in his early-mid fifties and we both loved it. Everyone else I know (offline, anyway) who's loved the film has been in their late twenties/early thirties or older.
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Old May 14 2009, 10:58 PM   #9
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anothertrekfan wrote: View Post
The movie obviously appeals to a younger generation so I'm sure most people in their 20s and 30s would like it better.
I could be wrong.
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Old May 14 2009, 11:02 PM   #10
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I'm 28 and had a blast watching this flick.


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Old May 14 2009, 11:06 PM   #11
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Re: Do People Under 30 Like This Movie Better Than Older Folks?

45.

The film was ok -not the kind of film I would have gone to see if it weren't Trek though; too many explosions and too many one-liners -not enough character or, indeed, plot development.

Definitely a Generation ADHD™ film IMHO.
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Old May 14 2009, 11:34 PM   #12
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I am 36 and I loved it. Taking the wife and daughter to see it tonight. We will see what they think.
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Old May 14 2009, 11:47 PM   #13
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Im 42 and share the same birthday as Trek. I disliked the movie with a passion. Im a trek purist Im afraid.
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Old May 14 2009, 11:49 PM   #14
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I'm over 30 (slightly) and loved it.
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Old May 14 2009, 11:49 PM   #15
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Every person I know liked it, and all of them are under 30 - one guy stopped liking Trek since DS9 ended like me, but is back into now too. We'll see if my mum likes it though, she loved TNG and got me into it when I was a nipper.
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