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. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    If we want to get to the F babies we might need to unthaw a certain person to help us.
     
  2. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    That sounds like a good idea!
     
  3. teacake

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    Famous, and probably your last, words.
     
  4. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    No, my last words will be something along the lines of: "Why don't you put down that chainsaw and we'll just snuggle?"
     
  5. throwback

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    JJ Abrams has tapped into the zeitgeist of our times. He identified that the audience wanted films that were faster paced, like Star Wars, and that films like the older Star Trek ones might be viewed as slow. So, the last film and this new are an admixture of Star Wars and Star Trek. They have found a winning formula.
     
  6. teacake

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    Once you've watched Sherlock you'll want to do more than snuggle him.
     
  7. Coloratura

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    A dose of fantasy mixed with a lot of swashbuckling adventure and a little introspection on the side, just to keep things neat? Yeah, that sounds about right.
     
  8. gornsky

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    The novelisation mentions Praxis, but not as the destroyed moon. It just seems to refer to those as a lesser bunch of "moonlets".
     
  9. Coloratura

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    I want to do that now!

    Still, I meant to start watching Sherlock last night, but became very busy with family stuff. It will definitely have to be tonight, though. I'm getting antsy to see how good this show is.
     
  10. Therin of Andor

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    No, he said, IIRC, that he got taken to the 1979 world premiere of ST:TMP at the Smithsonian Institute as a kid, and wondered why "Star Trek" had to be so boring, and why it wasn't as much fun as the first "Star Wars" had been.
     
  11. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    To be fair, to a kid, Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Motion Picture isn't even a fair comparison. :lol:
     
  12. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    No, we diehard Trekkie fans all voted A+.

    May I remind you that most TOS fans said the same as JJ at the time: "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" was long and boring, and why it wasn't as much fun as the first "Star Wars" had been?
     
  13. teacake

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    You know what gets to me.. people complain that JJ Trek is "too much like Star Wars" because it's full of action. And people complain about the prequels, particularly TPM because it is too slow and bogged down in politics!
     
  14. StarMan

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    Well, I'm giving the kid another shot. About to watch it again. :techman:
     
  15. throwback

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    I was seven years old when TMP came out. My mother took me to see the film. By that point, she had been a fan of the show for thirteen years. I loved the movie, and I still like it now.

    After reviewing the documentaries that were available with the first movie, I will be seeing the second film again and judging it by the criteria for success that they set for themselves. I don't think I am capable of judging the film by any other means.
     
  16. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Despite being a massive "Star Trek" fan, and having only an appreciation of "Star Wars" (I only saw "The Empire Strikes Back" in a cinema because I'd been buying "Starlog" magazine to get "Star Trek" news; I caught "A New Hope" when it premiered on TV a few months later), I went to the midnight screening premiere of "The Phantom Menace".

    Imagine my shudder when I read this:
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
     
  17. teacake

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    I actually love The Phantom Menace. But I'm not going to argue if anyone thinks taxation is a dull subject for a movie. I thought it was pretty cool, as a wider background to what the separatists wanted.

    Very hilarious when you read people's "oh noes, it's star wars" comments about JJTrek :lol:
     
  18. Gep Malakai

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    I decided to go see it after all. And it turned out to be a giant, steaming pile of holy crap that was really damn good possibly great WTF I was not expecting that. Which is weird, because this was stylistically and tonally very similar to Trek '09, which I hated. Yet STID somehow...worked, even with it's problems. Abrams' and co. brought moralisitc speachifiying and clumsy political allegory back, and damned if that didn't make it feel like the Trek I remember, only better. :D

    Something I don't recall seeing anyone comment on: the humor was much better this time around. Gone were the punchline driven gags and dumb "huge hands"-styled physical Komedy (!!!1) and in its place was more character-based humor. Kudos to the team; I really appreciated it.

    I suspect the story is going to come unraveled in my memory the longer I think about it, but as of right now, fresh out of the theater, I'm satisfied in a way I wasn't after seeing the prior film. So. Yeah. Movie good. I liked it.
     
  19. teacake

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    SO when Kirk is in the meeting he is looking through photos of the scene of the "archive" destruction. He zeroes in on Khan and sees he is picking up a duffel bag out of the wreckage. Someone else told me this must be the transwarp beaming device. My question is.. what was it doing in the wreckage? Khan had to travel to the scene of the wreckage after using a patsy to do his dirty work, surely a silly thing to do unless he has a reason for it. Was he there to pick up the duffel bag? Why would the duffel bag be just lying in the wreckage unwrecked?
     
  20. Belz...

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    Since about 1966, I'd say. ;)

    Seriously, though, the movies have always been a bit more action-oriented. The only one that has any exploration is V, if you can believe it.

    I don't think it was meant to be felt as wrong by the audience because the antagonist held that opinion. Kirk seemed to agree with him in the beginning and it was still wrong.