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  posted on 5/9/2009 at 09:11 PM
Hoping its going to be as good as I want it to be and as good as the reviews Ive heard from other like minded people.... Anxious to see the effects

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  posted on 5/9/2009 at 09:14 PM
I would rather spend the money on a DVD of the original TV series.

it holds a special charm, that to me, doesn't come through in the Movies and newer TV series.

 

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  posted on 5/10/2009 at 12:13 AM
I played hooky for a few hours on Friday and went to a noon showing. I'll be interested in your thoughts, but here's a few random ones from me...


SPOILER ALERT! - don't read further if you want to remain surprised.


-- The attempt to re-boot the franchise via the plot device of a new time line is ok, but its explanation seemed weak and left some gaps and questions. It does have the advantage of re-shuffling the deck in regards to relationships and events, which could be interesting if they take this further.

-- It seemed almost all action, and that over-used techniques of shooting so close that you barely have a perception of whats going on.

-- I didn't like the new "into warp" effect with the ships, like they were instantly exploding to faster than light speeds. As preposterous as the old effect was - from a physics point of view - this one is even more so. Converesely, I liked the new transporter effect - very cool.

-- Their escape from the newly created black hole (ejecting the warp cores, riding the blast wave) seemed overly corney. I laughed.

-- I wasn't expecting it when he ran into old Spock, and that scene provided the only heartfelt moment in the film for me. I got a momentary lump in the throat seeing Nimoy in the ears once again.

-- Vulcan gone? Wow, what's young Spock gonna do when he gets his seven year pon farr itch? Does that mean no T'Pol? That would be a heck of a loss...



Overall, I'd give it three, maybe three and a half out of five stars. Very watchable and enjoyable, but perhaps not great.

 

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  posted on 5/10/2009 at 01:17 AM
Rich I have to agree with you. Overall it was really enjoyable and the wife even called it "spectacular" but then she isnt a Trekkie . I thought the best part of the film was the casting. All the characters were represented extremely well, especially Spock. I thought the action scenes were well done but not overdone. Lots of nice physical appearing effects, like the jump to warp speed..it finally felt like something was happening when you saw the jump you actually felt it too. Basically, like you said, they reinvigorated the series and Im sure the next movie is already being discussed in Hollywood.

All that said, I cant wait for Terminator Salvation I saw in the previews. It might be the first movie I buy on Blu Ray.

 

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  posted on 5/10/2009 at 12:04 PM
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I haven't seen it but the Stern show referred to it as the greatest sci-fi movie ever made.


...I might not go that far. If you want a really good sci-fi movie that most folks missed on their radar, Pitch Black was excellent. Here's the trailer.

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi15073561/

Also, the first Alien was exceptionally well done IMO.

Of all the Star Trek movies, I liked the Wrath of Khan the best. Space Seed was one of my favorite original episodes too. Win/Win.

 

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  posted on 5/10/2009 at 02:28 PM
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I would rather spend the money on a DVD of the original TV series.

it holds a special charm, that to me, doesn't come through in the Movies and newer TV series.



I agree about the original TV series which I love, but am looking forward to this movie. I hope it isn't a major letdown.

 

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I haven't seen it but the Stern show referred to it as the greatest sci-fi movie ever made.


...I might not go that far. If you want a really good sci-fi movie that most folks missed on their radar, Pitch Black was excellent. Here's the trailer.

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi15073561/

Also, the first Alien was exceptionally well done IMO.

Of all the Star Trek movies, I liked the Wrath of Khan the best. Space Seed was one of my favorite original episodes too. Win/Win.



I thought the first 'Alien' was great, but I thought 'Aliens' was even better. Also would put the first two of the original 'Star Wars' flicks right up there at the top.

 

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  posted on 5/10/2009 at 04:37 PM
Not everyone loves the new movie...


http://www.theonion.com/content/video/trekkies_bash_new_star_trek_film


 

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  posted on 5/11/2009 at 01:28 PM
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Not everyone loves the new movie...


http://www.theonion.com/content/video/trekkies_bash_new_star_trek_film




"original show made in the 40s", wott a dumb bimbo!

 

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  posted on 5/11/2009 at 03:45 PM
Saw it this past weekend..... there are a Lot of "Wtf" moments... but all in all,...

a fun ride.

 

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  posted on 5/12/2009 at 06:58 AM
Saw it last night - liked it a lot! I'm no "Trekkie" by any means, but the film was very enjoyable. Parts of the film reminded me of the most recent Indiana Jones flick. Overall, the film is fast-paced - no real "dead" moments or anything. I experienced several "WTF" moments, too. But all the Trekkies in attendance explained things during the credits. If it was good enough for them, I guess I'll sign off on it!

 

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  posted on 5/12/2009 at 07:07 AM
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Not everyone loves the new movie...


http://www.theonion.com/content/video/trekkies_bash_new_star_trek_film




"original show made in the 40s", wott a dumb bimbo!
It's The Onion.

 

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  posted on 5/13/2009 at 09:39 AM
my buddy, the Trekkie offered the following review:

I thought it was most awesome! Nothing like any of the other movies. The way the story goes makes it possible for anything to happen going forward. It's kind of an alternate universe type scenario. Some cheesy movie scenes in my opinion but I suppose that's typical.

The way Spock first appears seems like something out of the Simpsons to me. But I think they worked him into the story in a decent way. I'm still trying to figure out how the whole time warp thing worked so perhaps you can fill me in once you've seen it. There's a scene where Spock mind melds with Kirk to explain everything and I got lost.

I really like how it began by skipping the whole musical score and opening credits stuff and jumping right into the movie. Nice flashy battle scene to start with and most awesome affects. Things are happening really fast though so it's hard to keep up.

I did pick up on how the new actors tried to impersonate some of the mannerisms of the original crew. Young Kirk is eating an apple during the scene where he beats the Kobayashi Maru, which I believe is what he was doing while talking about it during the Wrath of Kahn. McCoy with the facial expressions and the obligatory "I'm a doctor..." along with a well placed under his breath "you green blooded..." insult. But not once was there a -- "He's dead Jim".

You'll find out why Kirk calls McCoy "Bones" when they first meet on a shuttle craft. Spock has some aggressive tendencies, and believe it or not, ends up getting the girl. Also a nice scene with one of those green girls who shares a room with Uhura at the academy.

You definitely want to see this movie! I'm actually planning on seeing it again before it leaves the theaters.

 

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  posted on 5/13/2009 at 10:07 AM
Saw it with the family this weekend, we all thought it was great, especially my 8 y/o son and I. It was a lot of fun, and the characters were well developed.

 

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Saw it with the family this weekend, we all thought it was great, especially my 8 y/o son and I. It was a lot of fun, and the characters were well developed.


I heard Uhura was hot too.

 

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  posted on 5/13/2009 at 10:52 AM
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Saw it with the family this weekend, we all thought it was great, especially my 8 y/o son and I. It was a lot of fun, and the characters were well developed.


I heard Uhura was hot too.


That's why I'm going.

 

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  posted on 5/13/2009 at 11:46 AM






[Edited on 5/13/2009 by gondicar]

 

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  posted on 5/15/2009 at 10:49 AM
Think I'll take the family tomorrow morning

the more i hear about this, I gotta go see it

plus the wife's a trekker

 

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  posted on 5/15/2009 at 02:25 PM

 

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  posted on 5/15/2009 at 02:32 PM
I'm thinking of taking the family again this weekend. It was that much fun.

 

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  posted on 5/15/2009 at 02:33 PM
My wife wants to see it, and she hates science fiction!

 

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  posted on 5/15/2009 at 02:39 PM
Take her, she'll love it. My wife is the same way, and she had a blast.

 

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