STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' 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. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

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    Like I inferred by showing the links, you've got to ask those people at said links why this is.
     
  2. throwback

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    For the flaws of this movie, it has one flaw that I am glad to see is not there. It's not boring. i watched the latest Die Hard film - man, that was boring. It literally put me to sleep.
     
  3. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No. We really don't.
     
  4. Therin of Andor

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    I was addressing Ryan8bit, not you - nor "the people at said links".
     
  5. Ryan8bit

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    Of course, I never said that Cumberbatch or Abrams did swarthy people a disservice or a "crime." That's all you, or perhaps actually those links that Shaka's referring to.
     
  6. Shazam!

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    I liked it more. Red magic stuff that either sends you back in time or destroys things depending on what the plot calls for is infinitely worse than any of STID's flaws.

    I wasn't offended by the use of Khan (or the ethnicity of the actor playing him) but I thought it was a shame that having gotten over the hurdle of being burdened by having to distance themselves of what came before they went right back to well at the first opportunity.

    I thought it had a good first two thirds but then fell off a cliff in its final act, especially having to put up with an overblown special effects laden fisticuffs battle that ends with Uhura just beaming down right behind and shooting him.
     
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  7. flavaflav

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    landing a starship in the the ocean for no good reason other than purposely wanting to be seen by an alien race you're supposed to have no contact with. They could have taken a shuttle down or transported. It's nothing more than an overdone action/fx sequence to get the movie going. The stupidity shown by the crew in that sequence is mindblowing.

    As far as a lack of screen time... Checkov was on screeen for what, 2 minutes total if he was lucky? Scotty is off getting drunk for 3/4 of the movie. McCoy is around plenty, but he doesn't do much of anything except get his hand stuck in a torpedo. Overall, the first nuST gave us way more character development. This one, not so much due to introducing a character that brought nothing to the table except eye candy.

    If Khan is Sikh, that can make him Asian or Middle Eastern. Regardless, we're splitting atoms on that issue. He obviously shouldn't be a brooding, monotone Brit. If they would have said, in movie, he had a sex change, I'm fine with that... but they didn't, so the complaint is valid imo.
     
  8. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    And yet, having repeated all that...you still haven't explained how the sequence is in any sense a "plot hole."

    Between this and the misuse of words like "misogyny" elsewhere it's looking like the only way some folks can find to criticize the movie is to invent a new language or code which only passingly resembles the look of English.
     
  9. BillJ

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    As cool as I think the "Enterprise rising out of the ocean" bit is, there really is no apparent reason for it to need to happen.
     
  10. Ryan8bit

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    I thought it was pretty cool too, and I understand the criticisms against it, but I think there was a reason, even if the reason is kinda poor. I wouldn't really call it a plot hole.
     
  11. Shazam!

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    I actually think it would fall under 'illogical' as opposed to happening for no reason.
     
  12. Admiral Buzzkill

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    That's not so, because what's meant by "apparent reason" with regard to plot isn't a question of whether something can be defended in real world terms.

    The "apparent reason" that Enterprise needs to surface is because they need to be in the air over the volcano for the transporter to work properly, and they've been submerged to hide from the locals. All of that is explicitly set up and stated.

    There's no plot hole there. People can argue about whether they should have been underwater on other terms, but not as a "plot hole."
     
  13. BillJ

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    I can go either way. With transporters, there was no reason to hide the ship under water. With transporters, there was no logical reason to hide the ship under water. :techman:
     
  14. Belz...

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    Wait, isn't that a good thing ?
     
  15. Admiral Buzzkill

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    It's not at all illogical. The arguments against it have to do with how the faux technology of Star Trek works, not the logic of the events themselves.

    Logic is built from premises. The premises established here is that Enterprise has to hide from the locals in order to obey the PD, and that the locals are presumably unable to detect the ship under water. So, it's logical to hide the ship under water. Therefore, when an unexpected problem arises and they need a line of sight for an emergency transport they have to surface.

    "Oh, but they don't need to/can't do that because we know that the ship can't do that/can do this" is a matter of bringing other continuity to bear on the logic of the events, as if established continuity constitutes a relevant body of fact. That in itself is arguable.

    It shouldn't need to be said that challenging anything as being an "impossible event" is completely meaningless in Star Trek or most other fantasy movies.
     
  16. BillJ

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    I'm not trying to define it based on real world terms. I'm defining based on what has been established previously in the "universe".

    The reason they need to surface is explained. What they don't explain is why they needed to hide a starship there to begin with. How they got down there without being noticed by the populace? Why they didn't use shuttlecarft for both ends of the mission?

    It is one of the absolute coolest scenes in all of Star Trek. But I think it constitutes a plot-hole because it violates the rules of the universe and ignores the capabilities of the Enterprise as defined in these movies. YMMV.
     
  17. BillJ

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    Unless the locals have a way to observe a starship in orbit, it's illogical not to hide it there.
     
  18. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No. It's not required that the filmmakers explain why an option presumed to exist isn't utilized, though it might be nice for fans familiar with previous Star Trek history.

    These are all rules defined elsewhere, not within the plot of the movie. Therefore, while it may be annoying it's still not a plot hole since it doesn't violate the logic of events in the movie.

    Having submerged the ship at the opening of the movie, if later in the story there'd been a good reason to take the ship underwater and they chose not to because "it's impossible for the Enterprise to submerge," that would have been a plot hole.
     
  19. Belz...

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    Maybe the locals had primitive telescopes and could see the ship in orbit ? I wonder how Kirk thought he could sneak the Enterprise out of the water when all was said and done without getting spotted.
     
  20. BillJ

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    Of all the flaws that exist in this film, this is simply the one I cannot come up with a "Trek-explanation" for. It's fucking cool, I've drooled every single time I've seen the movie. But every time I leave, it's the one thing that I reflect on that makes zero sense.