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05-12-09, 08:05 PM   #1
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The new StarTrek movie

Has both my inner and my outer geek very happy!

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05-12-09, 08:18 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Cairenn View Post
Has both my inner and my outer geek very happy!

Not even a trekky and that movie was good.
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05-12-09, 08:29 PM   #3
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Yeah very good movie, planning on seeing it again thursday!
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05-12-09, 09:01 PM   #4
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Is it actually good? I'm a Star Trek fan and have yet to see it but with the track record of movies (not just Star Trek) being fairly bad in the last few years I am little hesitant to spend $10.50 per ticket to see it.


But it has BLOWN away not only box office records it has blown away every other Star Trek movie (all 11 of them) Betting the best Star Trek movie, First Contact, by $42 million dollars. (Source)
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05-12-09, 11:01 PM   #5
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A group of friends, the boyfriend, and I piled over our place and had a cookout, then went to go see it. Was a good day.

I enjoyed this movie more than any other movie I've seen in a while. At certain points I was cheering, laughing, crying ...

Great movie. Definitely worth the $20 the boyfriend and I spent at the theatre.
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05-12-09, 11:13 PM   #6
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Great movie.
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05-12-09, 11:50 PM   #7
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One word. Awesome!
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05-12-09, 11:59 PM   #8
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I cannot remember the last time I went to the theatre, but I guess I gotta go see this. I've heard nothing but good from it, except from my srsbizness trekky geek friends (who go to conventions wearing tailored craptastic outfits costing $250+). Every normal person I know (mostly still geeks, just normal geeks) though, has given it extremely high praise.
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05-13-09, 12:06 AM   #9
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I went with my mom and my daughter. We are all Trekkies, of three different generations. We all loved it.
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05-13-09, 01:03 AM   #10
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The movie left me with mixed feelings. Don't get me wrong. I'm a die hard fan myself (although not the convention type ), I just think that there was so much potential and so many things could have been handled way better, than just throwing together another "time travel" storyline which pretty much invalidates everything we know about the franchise. Time travel has been beaten to death so much, in so many Sci-fi movies and series over the years, it's not even funny anymore. Moreover, it is highly susceptible to plot holes and spawns debates and arguments about things that cannot really be explained scientifically or even rationally. Simply put, huge "reset" buttons are not fun or original anymore.

Nero was a "cheesy" villain anyway you look at it. I believe that they tried to take advantage of Shinzon's popularity and attitude in the last TNG movie, yet the feeling is not the same. The rest of the actors try very hard (lots of lines used from the original series) but imho they have some really big shoes to fill in. The thing to remember is that the Trek movies were also about characters, something that it was strongly emphasized in the more recent series. Character development is certainly not the strongest point of this prequel.

The movie was impressive in terms of special effects and action which was somewhat predictable since it's usually a huge selling factor. All in all a very good effort but still, in my eyes, there was something missing from the movie, there was something "out of place" that I can't really define 100%. If I had to choose between this prequel and another TNG movie, I believe I would go for the later.
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05-13-09, 01:08 AM   #11
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Haven't seen it yet but on thing that is somewhat turning me away is the fact it takes place in the past ..

Not that going to the "beginnings" is a bad idea but because of the fact that the special effects are better now.

The same thing happened to me with Star Wars. I love the original 3 (Episodes 4, 5 and 6) but the 3 newer ones (Episodes 1,2 and 3) although have great storylines and are good movies just don't fit the series for me. I just find it hard to watch a movie that takes place in a time where "technology" was inferior but LOOKS better than it probably should.

I don't know .. I'll prolly go see it this weekend ..

(Ans I have been to one convention .. was a Sci-Fi / Fantasy convention so it was a lot more than Star Trek.
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05-13-09, 04:11 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Tristanian View Post
The movie left me with mixed feelings. Don't get me wrong. I'm a die hard fan myself (although not the convention type ), I just think that there was so much potential and so many things could have been handled way better, than just throwing together another "time travel" storyline which pretty much invalidates everything we know about the franchise. Time travel has been beaten to death so much, in so many Sci-fi movies and series over the years, it's not even funny anymore. Moreover, it is highly susceptible to plot holes and spawns debates and arguments about things that cannot really be explained scientifically or even rationally. Simply put, huge "reset" buttons are not fun or original anymore.

Nero was a "cheesy" villain anyway you look at it. I believe that they tried to take advantage of Shinzon's popularity and attitude in the last TNG movie, yet the feeling is not the same. The rest of the actors try very hard (lots of lines used from the original series) but imho they have some really big shoes to fill in. The thing to remember is that the Trek movies were also about characters, something that it was strongly emphasized in the more recent series. Character development is certainly not the strongest point of this prequel.

The movie was impressive in terms of special effects and action which was somewhat predictable since it's usually a huge selling factor. All in all a very good effort but still, in my eyes, there was something missing from the movie, there was something "out of place" that I can't really define 100%. If I had to choose between this prequel and another TNG movie, I believe I would go for the later.
Tristan, I'm with you. However I felt that the movie was over tooooo quickly. About the time I felt it was at the 1/2 way point I realized there was only about 10-15 mins left.
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05-13-09, 06:26 AM   #13
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I was very impressed with it. ILM has outdone themselves. I've seen it 3 times now and I must say that even now it's still not dull to me and I would see it again (need to find a sucker to take me to the imax one). I have always been a fan and the last 2 Trek movies (Insurrection and Nemesis) were just so bad that i didn't have much hopes for this one. But really, despite the timeline killer it was fantastic.
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05-13-09, 06:36 AM   #14
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I think this is one of the best Star Trek movies (with the Wrath of Kahn).
I've been watching almost every episode and I found this movie very good for both people who don't know Star Trek and the Trekkies who can find some interesting things (like when Kirk said that he cheated in the Kobayashi Maru in one of the movies, now we discover what he did)
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05-13-09, 07:56 AM   #15
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It sounds like there is some relationship with harcoreness and the enjoyment of the movie.

Luckily, I haven't seen any of the other movies, nor did I watch the series, so my judgement wasn't affected by how it compared to the other Star Trek movies/series, just by how it compared to other movies in general.

However, I have enough knowledge to appreciate commonalities (One liners, Leonard Nemoy, etc.)

Oh and btw.. lol Tyler Perry?
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05-13-09, 08:08 AM   #16
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I'll wait for it to come out on DVD.
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05-13-09, 08:22 AM   #17
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As a lifetime Star Trek fan, I absolutely LOVED the movie.

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Fascinating how they destroyed a key planet that appears in just about every Star Trek series or movie that happens chronologically after this movie, thus invalidating all existing Star Trek canon except, possibly, the Enterprise (Jonathan Archer) series. I wonder if they're going to carry on with the universe rebooted and move on from here, or if the 2011 sequel JJ Abrams is already signed on for will set things right again.
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05-13-09, 08:35 AM   #18
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I'll wait for it to come out on DVD.

I VERY rarely ever go to the movies, I too prefer to wait for dvd.BUT , being a trekky....I went, and was awed.The sound was awesome...halfway up the row was amazing! I highly recommend the experience. I will still buy it on dvd too.....and I REALLY hope there will be more sequels because events need to be corrected
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05-15-09, 02:10 AM   #19
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Too bad I won't get to see this movie until it comes out on DVD since they dub everything here in Italy! Ugh, can't you morons (the Italians) leave anything TV or movie-wise alone? When I lived in Greece they subtitled the dialog in Greek however the original language track was intact.

I am a long time Trekkie so I am looking forward to seeing this movie. I wonder if I can scrounge up a cheap plane ticket to the UK...
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05-13-09, 11:27 PM   #20
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So...anyone else remember Capt Pike?
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