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. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    "Looked and felt" perhaps, but still just a facsimile. It's not real Star Trek.

    Or whatever...
     
  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    Curse us, the false Trekkies, unable to see the holy light of truth and differentiate between true and false Star Trek.

    Perhaps it's retina damage from all the lens flares.
     
  3. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    I was told constantly, in 1980, that I'll never be a "real" Star Trek fan because I wasn't allowed to watch it in the 60s. And that's probably also why I liked such "inferior copies" as TAS and TMP.
     
  4. Belz...

    Belz... Commodore Commodore

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    It's the other way around. One of the two movies is closer to the original series in terms of mood and presentation, and TMP isn't it.

    But TMP was made in 1979, so it gets a pass, I see.
     
  5. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    In the "Best of Trek" paperbacks that came out after TMP, fans were debating how TMP could actually be shunted into some sort of alternate universe, a universe where its Spock and McCoy could turn their backs on their friendship with Kirk, where Klingons resemble "Munchkins", where Starfleet uniforms look like pyjamas, and where Kirk would accept a promotion that takes him away from his first, best destiny.
     
  6. Mage

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    Not to you. To me, it was. YMMV. This forum would be so much nicer if everyone could just accept that others have a different opinion about wether or not this was a good film.
    I loved it!! Good for me!! Other's don't. Just as good for them!!
     
  7. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I think CorporalClegg was being sarcastic. :techman:
     
  8. JarodRussell

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    Is there any criticism that isn't just pure nitpicking?

    Abramstrek isn't like the old Star Trek because Spock is behaving like a psychopath, Kirk is a playboy hot shot who likes to execute bad guys and makes really stupid decisions, they made Starfleet a lot more militaristic, and made the 23rd century way too contemporary, and went away from the idea that Trek needs to convey some sort of message in an entertaining fashion, in favor of hollow sci fi action. And a lot more points that differ.

    What is it with people and their split focus diopters, plot holes, breweries or lens flares? All those nitpicks are not the reason why the new films aren't remotely close to original Star Trek.
     
  9. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I imagine watching your mother die and losing your planet can affect you psychologically.

    Young, inexperienced people often make poor decisions. Kirk also executed Chang in The Undiscovered Country. After obviously crippling the Bird-of-Prey, he didn't even offer surrender as an option.

    No more militaristic than TOS.

    There is a more mechanical feel to the technology. But that is a stylistic choice.

    Star Trek Into Darkness conveyed a message just fine.
     
  10. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Spock acting like a psychopath is pretty common in TOS.
     
  11. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    Amok Time, mating urge or not, no other crew member smashed up half the ship just because they were horny.
     
  12. Oso Blanco

    Oso Blanco Commodore Commodore

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    What message would that be?
     
  13. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    You don't tug on Superman's cape
    You don't spit into the wind
    You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger
    And you don't mess around with Khan
     
  14. marksound

    marksound Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Hmm. That's not how I remember it. Enterprise was being fired upon by a cloaked ship ...

    "It's gotta have a tailpipe." "Doctor, would you care to assist me?" "Lock and load, Jim!" "Fire!"

    Meanwhile, on Excelsior ... "Target that explosion and fire."

    That's not an execution. That's defending your ship and crew from an aggressive, merciless attack. If the aggressor was destroyed in the process, oh well. Bad day for him.

    IMO, YMMV, yeah.
     
  15. Nerys Myk

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    Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
     
  16. marksound

    marksound Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    OK, please explain how killing an enemy who is engaging in an unprovoked act of war is the same as execution.

    Just so I can understand.
     
  17. BillJ

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    Was anyone monitoring the Bird-of-Prey? Did they send a hail offering surrender after obviously crippling it with the first shot?

    A single, uncloaked Bird-of-Prey would be no match for two capital Starfleet ships.
     
  18. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Nero was an enemy combatant who blew up an entire planet and killed the majority of its population, destroyed a fleet of ships and killed countless Starfleet personnel, attempted to destroy a second planet, kidnapped and tortured a Starfleet Captain, was in the possession of weapons of mass destruction and was battling the Enterprise. He also refused surrender. Killing him was not an execution any more than killing Chang was. Both were enemies who were engaging in unprovoked acts of war
     
  19. King Daniel Beyond

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    And it's not like Kirk didn't ask for Nero's surrender.




    Twice.
     
  20. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Starfleet regulations require you ask three times. Kirk would know that if he attended classes.