Movies Ranked

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by spinagogue, May 1, 2016.

  1. Yanks

    Yanks Commodore Commodore

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    This is probably the list that is skewed from the others tge most in this thread. STID #2 and FC #11? Care to elaborate?
     
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  2. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    He likes STiD and doesn't like First Contact? Woah.
     
  3. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    I felt that First Contact was an inconsistent movie that ruined both Picard and the Borg.
     
  4. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    Outside of Goldsmith and maybe Woodard, it's a pretty unremarkable film.

    It's the same safe and by the numbers Berman Trek as the other three films. It's just a bit better at the packaging. And, like I said, the score is excellent.

    The humor was generic and awkward. The action was the same kids in the backyard with their toys. Each of the secondary main cast only rose as far their obligatory role scene could take them. *

    And, yeah, Picard doing his best John Matrix impersonation was a lot less Picard-like than anything PineKirk has ever done.

    All in all, it's not a bad film, there's just nothing particularly special or stand-out about it. It's mostly fallen off the map and been completely forgotten about by anyone who's not a Trekkie or fluent sci-fi fan. Even TFF has found it's own small little niche in pop culture pablum.

    *One of my biggest gripes with the TNG films is how little the lesser cast has to do. Even the TOS lesser cast did more in those films, and they weren't actually an integral part of the series. People say the TNG films are too much like the show, but to me, the thing that defined the series above everything else was its cast.
     
  5. CorporalCaptain

    CorporalCaptain Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    First tier (chronological order): TMP, TWOK

    Second tier (chronological order): TSFS, TVH, TUC, STFC, STXI

    Third tier (chronological order): INS, STID

    Fourth tier (chronological order): STV, GEN, NEM
     
  6. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I found the film to be too story driven while the characters I loved Kirk, Spock, and McCoy take a back seat to it. I didn't recognized Kirk or Spock in that movie; I'm supposed to be rooting for them but instead I was siding with Will Decker. TMP director's cut in HD were the least of it's issues.
     
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  7. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    Decker is the hero of the story. You're supposed to side with him. :)

    Also, that field you're standing in looks amazing. I want to go there.
     
  8. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Marin County near San Francisco. It's an amazing place to visit.
     
  9. spinagogue

    spinagogue Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    The only way Into Darkness is better than Star Trek is if you consider ID to be literally a JOKE and the title "Star Trek Into Darkness" a darkly humorous comment on how terrible the movie is. That, and if you're into that kind of humor.

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  10. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I still think Into Darkness is far better than those TNG films; I had a great time watching the movie, it had issues but I didn't leave the theater hating the film. The main problem with TNG for me were I never understood Picard's motivations in those films, definitely not the Picard I remembered on the TV series.
     
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  11. Kor

    Kor Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I can agree with this.

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  12. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    You asked people to rank the movies. Asking for an elaboration, as Yanks has, is not an unreasonable request.

    However, if you, as the thread-starter, intended to belittle or mock any rankings which are not in accordance with your own, then perhaps you ought to have been more up-front about that in your opening post.

    People are going to have different ideas about stuff. Let them. If you ask politely—as if you're sincerely interested in learning about their reasoning—they may even explain why.

    If you're not interested, why make a thread like this in the first place?
     
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  13. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    I'm a fan of big sky. And Green. Here in New Mexico we have a lot of big sky, but not a lot of green.

    That said, I still hate driving through Iowa. :barf2:
     
  14. Trekfan4387

    Trekfan4387 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    01) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    02) Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    03) Star Trek: First Contact
    04) Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
    05) Star Trek (2009)
    06) Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
    07) Star Trek Into Darkness
    08) Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    09) Star Trek: Generations
    10) Star Trek: Insurrection
    11) Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
    12) Star Trek: Nemesis
     
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  15. spinagogue

    spinagogue Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    First, I certainly AM interested in others sharing their opinions on this topic, as evidenced by the active role I have played in this thread. Second, could you please clarify what exactly I did that prompted your post above? Was it that I expressed my opinion in the form of a joke? As you've no doubt noted, I am new here, so please tell me if doing so is not allowed. Third, aside from the joke, I defy you to cite one example in this thread where I've been anything less than polite.

    SPIN
     
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  16. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored The Lunatic Is In My Head Moderator

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    Your replies questioning other people's rankings have come off a tad harsh, intentionally or not, and you've been a bit demanding. You're not in trouble, he's just saying to tone it down a little.
     
  17. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    I find one to be more entertaining than the other. Nothing more, nothing less.

    I rank entertainment based on how much it entertains me.
     
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  18. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    That deserves a Keanu Whoa.
     
  19. spinagogue

    spinagogue Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    It does, and yet it also makes perfect sense.:biggrin:
     
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  20. Shalashaska

    Shalashaska Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    SD content can look pretty good on any screen at the right distance.

    I'm going through the DS9 DVDs on a 38" LCD TV, upscaled through my PS3, and yes, when you're sitting 5-6 feet away from the screen like you would for HD content, it looks blurry and shoddy, but when you're sitting 15+ feet away, you hardly notice a difference (unless you're being really anal about it).

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