STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by Agent Richard07, Apr 18, 2013.

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Grade the movie...

  1. A+

    18.7%
  2. A

    20.7%
  3. A-

    13.1%
  4. B+

    11.1%
  5. B

    8.0%
  6. B-

    4.2%
  7. C+

    5.4%
  8. C

    5.1%
  9. C-

    3.5%
  10. D+

    1.5%
  11. D

    1.6%
  12. D-

    1.3%
  13. F

    5.7%
  1. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Or, they could resort to just shooting all of his scenes separately at a time of his convenience and then having him and Pine just talk to one another on the Enterprise viewer.

    Maybe he could capture Chekov or something. ;)
     
  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    But hey, I was very impressed by Chris Pine. He upped his game, and I really empathized with Kirk thoughout the movie.
     
  3. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Yeah, but I think the guy who did this image - not me, BTW, I should have made that clear - did pick one of Pine's weaker scenes here.
     
  4. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    I admit, I laughed. But Pine did impress me more as the movie went on.

    All of the characters had their little moment of awesome, and it was nice to see them all get some good screen time.
     
  5. Coloratura

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    There's a scene toward the end of the movie where Pine's in the command chair, and he looks up at Spock, and I swear for just a moment, Pine is channeling Shatner's Kirk. It was a great moment, and I'll have to check it out when the DVD is released, which isn't soon enough.
     
  6. BillJ

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    Is it just me or does Quinto seem to be getting a little doughy? :lol:
     
  7. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    Did they ever finish writing the script for Into Darkness?

    (after a delay)
     
  8. Franklin

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    And Chekov was assigned to the Reliant.

    By the way, did Khan see Chekov in this movie?
     
  9. Coloratura

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    I don't think he did. By the time Khan came along, Chekov was already in engineering.
     
  10. Admiral Buzzkill

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    It's not just you.
     
  11. Chemahkuu

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    Hmm, which was the theory proposed for Space Seed that when Khan was roaming the ship he bumped into Chekov below decks.
     
  12. Franklin

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    So, if Cumberbatch comes back, the first person he sees should be Chekov. He'll say, "You look familiar. I never forget a face. Mr. Chekov, isn't it?"

    Maybe with all that's been going on in his life, Spock is hitting the plomeek soup a little too hard.

    That reminds me, I heard Pine say on Letterman that he put on twenty pounds to play Kirk after running into Abrams at a party a few months before shooting. Abrams told by him that he needed to bulk up and get ready.
    He had lost it all by his appearance on Letterman. He's thin as a rail, and topped it off by wearing a promintently pinstriped suit.
     
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  13. gornsky

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    I'm sorry, but as far as I'm concerned, your decision not to see the movie now it has reached your area renders your impressions about whether aspects of the movie work on not completely irrelevant.

    You have suppositions, inferences, third-hand impressions. I'm not trying to be rude. I speak from experience. There were many many things I was concerned about before I saw the movie -- Spock and Uhura's characters, Kirk's character, the downgrading of McCoy, the elevation of action over character, Abrams "Starwarsification" of the franchise, the loss of that "Trek" feeling. Now, I'm eating hat.

    You may or may not like it. There are some legitimate criticisms to be made. Some things work better than others. Some aspects are brilliant. Others... not so much. But you're not even giving yourself a chance. What if you eventually watch it from the library on your telly and find there are some aspects you enjoy. You'll have robbed yourself of the change to see it on the big screen with a crowd all cheering, laughing, groaning, sniffling. You're missing the whole experience.

    But, of course it's up to you.
     
  14. Titus Andronicus

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    For some reason, if Khan returns and runs into Chekov, I could see the following exchange:

    Chekov: "It's.....KHAN!"
    Khan: "Just who the hell are you?"
     
  15. ConRefit79

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    Read further back and see what triggered that entire exchange. I posted a quote I found humorous which makes fun of the film. And one of the supporters pounced.

    As for seeing the film, I have enough info to know I will not like it. I'll rip it apart after I see the library's Blu-Ray copy in 6 months.
     
  16. Coloratura

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    See, I don't get this. You already "know" you're going to hate the movie, and yet in six months, when the movie comes out on disc, you're going to "rip it apart." It's like all you seek to do is tear down what someone else created, and you don't even know what they've created, because you already "know" that you won't like it. I mean, it's your money to waste, but it just doesn't make any sense. How can you hate something you've never seen, and look forward to hating it once you see it?
     
  17. BillJ

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    And if you do like it, you'll never admit it in a million years. You've decided it's a bad movie no matter what and won't be wrong.
     
  18. ConRefit79

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    Apparently I'm not qualified to comment on it if I don't see it. Even though from what I've read, I don't like the story. It's the story that counts. All the acting and FX in the world cannot save the story for me. And there will be no money involved, cause I'm borrowing it.
     
  19. gornsky

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    :rommie: Oh man, you had me going there for a sec! I was like.... whaaaaaa?
     
  20. Opus

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    I guess some people CAN wait to hate this movie.

    I stand corrected.