Only ST fans would complain about one of the greatest living directors making a ST film

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by VOODOOXI, Dec 8, 2017.

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  1. VOODOOXI

    VOODOOXI Commander Red Shirt

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    I cannot believe the amount of negativity I’ve seen on this board and others like it from Star Trek fans in regards to what I feel is absolutely great news for the future of Star Trek. While the mainstream media and general fans have embraced the news, many hardcore fans seem to be taking issue with it. This reaction has left me shaking my head.

    I have literally seen people post things like "I would rather have Jonathan Frakes back” or “they should bring back Justin Lin (the guy behind trash like Fast + the Furious Tokyo Drift) and “RIP Star Trek if Tarantino gets this film made”

    May I suggest to the folks who doubt Tarantino that they Google the greatest directors of all time...I’ll save you some time. Quentin Tarantino’s name comes up every time. How can any true fan of ST not welcome the news that a true master film maker is going to make a Star Trek film? Would you really prefer a guy like Frakes (who I am a fan of and is a solid workman like director, but is also responsible for the travesty that is Star Trek: Insurrection) over a director who is mentioned in the same breathe as directors like Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick and has produced classics like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Inglorious Basterds? What universe are you people living in?

    I can understand when some people suggest that he is not a good fit for ST, but at the same time I think they are underestimating Tarantino. He is not going to attempt to make Star Trek into Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs. He has directed episodes of ER and CSI that stayed true to what those series were and I expect the same here. Yes, he will obviously bring his unique style to the project, but in the end it will still be Star Trek.

    I think JJ Abrams has hit an absolute grand slam with his choice of Tarantino. This film will be among the most talked about films of the year when it arrives and not be just another ST film (see Beyond)

    Star Trek is truly about to truly "Boldy Go” and that is a good thing...Star Trek fans should stop complaining. This may be the most exciting Star Trek project ever created. I for one cannot wait to see what they come up with.
     
  2. psCargile

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    Oh. This is not about Woody Allen.
     
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    I think people just say this to placate the naysayers. It's like the argument during the election, "don't worry, Trump won't be Trump after he gets elected". And no, I don't think the movie will rip off Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill, but if Tarantino was really planning on staying true to Trek, there would be no need for the movie to be rated R. The R rating is not required to make a Trek movie. The only reason to give it a R rating is to be able to add gore, violence, sex, cursing etc... In other words, the movie might not be a rip off of Kill Bill but Tarantino most likely wants to inject the violence, sex, cursing into the movie that is part of his movie making style. If Tarantino does this, the movie will be a big departure from previous Trek and in some ways, won't be Trek anymore. My only hope is that the R rating part will be very minimal and the tone of the movie will still be true to Trek.
     
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  4. Cinema Geekly

    Cinema Geekly Commander Red Shirt

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    I like QT for the most part. I even love a couple of his movies......that was until I read your post.

    I now know that he is one of the greatest living directors. If only I had Google'd instead of using my own senses and personal tastes.

    Voodoo, it is totally okay if people think it's not going to be good. It's okay for you to think it will be amazing. No need to point out how wrong the people who disagree with you are about a subjective matter.
     
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  5. Malaika

    Malaika Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    there are, like, two threads about these news and topic already. Guess you felt like we needed a third to make it more interesting?

    bless you.
     
  6. VOODOOXI

    VOODOOXI Commander Red Shirt

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    I just can’t see how this could be considered anything but a great thing...Do people really want another Star Trek Beyond (yawn)? Tarantino’s ST could be terrible, but my $ says he takes it to the next level.
     
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    I would pay to watch another Star Trek Beyond. On the other hand, you literally couldn't pay me a billion dollars to watch a Quentin Tarantino film.
     
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