Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by Agent Richard07, Apr 18, 2013.
This actually made me laugh out loud.
Oh, yes. Kirk's character is that of thrill-seeker because he once climbed a mountain without a rope... Sure.
Perhaps it helps you hipster kids to identify with Kirk by imagining his character as just a regular guy that wild stuff happens to. I guess that makes it easier than realizing his character is just better than you in every way.
I don't even...
And get off my lawn!
Oh I imagine you're gonna last long around here.
I think that is, 'he's a fictional character.'
(you don't have to say that you stand corrected & defeated by my blah, blah blah.)
The idea of Kirk as thrillseeker is something you can buy or not buy, but for me the only genuine evidence of him having a deathwish comes in the films, once he is dealing with his mortality in TFF and later.
I see that more as Shatner and his own input rather than Kirk.
I remember the old 70s joke, "but captain, if we go down there it is certain death " .... "it is ... okay, let's go!" but that's a gross oversimplification of the character.
A lot of the danger he faces in the series is simply a matter of being true to his duties and following his ethical dictates (and in ideal dramatic terms, doing so when duties and ethical dictates come into conflict -- now THAT's 'the best of both worlds' in my book.)
I remember in the M&C novels how they would not let Spock & McCoy let go of harping on Kirk's exposing himself to the cloud creature in OBSESSION, but again that points up the issue of feeling it is his responsibility, again the ethical dictates aspect.
Kirk might well be a wild man on shore leave, which is broadly hinted at (emphasis on the 'broad's), but that is not necessarily being a thrillseeker or a deathlover, unless he is having sex with a bucktoothed tribble.
Wrecking half of London? That's what we were made to believe by the poster and the trailers. But it wasn't half of London, it was ONE bloody building! That's exactly my complaint, the advertising made promises that the movie didn't keep! No darkness, no detonated fleet, no Earth falling, no friendships torn apart ... nothing!
Maybe you should sue...
Ah, but I do stand corrected...
With real products, you would, wouldn't you?
Maybe I should! The last time I felt so screwed by false advertising was when I bought that thing that they promised would turn my beer belly into a sixpack within two weeks!
Well, I'm joking ... but you get the point!
I've seen you spout off this notion a few times. It's hilarious to think that you think it holds any water whatsoever. I guess we should all sue when the funny bits in trailers for comedies aren't in the actual movie.
Star Trek's a real product. The advertisers gave the impression for a certain expectation as a movie. Did they follow through to this individual's satisfaction? Was she REALLY "Pretty in Pink"? Was it truly "One Crazy Summer"? Was the "House" actually filled with "Animals"? I think not! Screw 'em!
But me personally? I haven't seen the movie yet. I'm totally looking forward to it!
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Awesome! Especially Germany! (which has never much liked Trek movies)
Let the wailing and gnashing of teeth begin!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can hardly wait to see this movie! I'm buying the soundtrack on Tuesday, and I scored an IMAX 3D "Early-Nerd Special" tic for this Wednesday with some friends!
without spoiling anything do you guys believe that the USS Vengeance Class aka the dreadnought might be put into circulation or do you think it was a one stop shop?
^One of a kind, me thinks.
Hipster kid? I'm 42 years old.
i'm reminded of a movie or tv show can't remember what it was but one of the characters was like "kid? I have a pension."
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