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#1

:smiley: :smiley: :smiley: I saw Star Trek last night, and all I can say is, OMG!!! It was brilliant!!! I loved it so much! Everyone NEEDS to go see this!!! It was like a hundred times better than the Dark Knight.



I was super happy to hear a lot of other people at the cinema saying that Scotty “stole the show”. Simon Pegg did SUCH an amazing job. Zachery Quinto was a fabulous Spock. Actually the whole cast was superb. Excellent fucking flick!


#2

I’m gonna see it tonight. And i doubt it will be nearly as good as TDK…


#3

Im going tonite too. Im not a big JJ Abrams fan so far, Im hoping ST will make me one.


#4

[quote=“Crazy Kenneth”]
And i doubt it will be nearly as good as TDK…
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I’m gonna have to second that.



I’ve never seen a Star Trek anything but I’m really looking forward to this.


#5

Seriously, this movie is off the fucking chain! OMG! I couldn’t believe how fucking amazed I was, and I’m a huge Star Trek fan… I’m not quite a Trekkie, but I’ve seen every episode of every Star Trek (except Enterprise) ever, and I have seen all the movies ever since Star Trek IV in the theater.



It’s SOOO good!


#6

I saw X-Men Origins instead.



I wish I hadn’t.


#7

Wow. STAR TREK really is quite amazing. It’s a total summer blockbuster kinda movie, and a really good one at that. Great entertainment. good dialogue.

[quote=“BioBasterd”]
I saw X-Men Origins instead.



I wish I hadn’t.
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it wasn’t that awful, silly eye-candy PG-13 fun.


#8

[quote=“Crazy Kenneth”]
Wow. STAR TREK really is quite amazing. It’s a total summer blockbuster kinda movie, and a really good one at that. Great entertainment. good dialogue
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I KNEW you’d like it, Kenneth… You appreciate true awesomeness, afterall.


#9


#10

Loved it. The best Trek movie Ive seen since Wrath of Khan (still my favorite). Finally a movie I anticipated/skeptical about that DELIVERED! Gonna see it again this week I think.


#11

Woah!



I’m converting, fuck Star Wars! 8)



How cool was this movie, and Scottie by The Peggster - he was hilarious, ohhhhhhhhhhh! Ohhhhhhh! And the skinny guy with the pointy ears was so good as that guy that has the pointy ears - what’s his name - Spock!



Though I must admit the ice planet was too much like Skywlaker in Hoth, and the ending was too much like A New Hope…


#12

I liked it to a certain degree. It’s kind of funny how when a movie doesn’t suck or at least, meets expectation, it’s lauded as brilliant. I guess it’s cause most movies suck, it’s such a shocker for something to be good.



What I liked about the film was that it didn’t take itself to seriously. That was the problem with the Superman reboot, no tongue-in-cheek.



It had it’s plotholes and inconsistencies and they were hard to ignore. People calling it better than The Dark Knight, or this years Ironman are way off in my opinion. It was a big summer blowout like advertised but it wasn’t anything to go crazy over. Orci and Kurtzman’s script was very forced, characters were moved along by the plot. It just felt contrived and over wrought. The earlier films and series were smart and delt with various intellectual matters while simultaneousy balancing it out with action and suspense. Abrams Trek removed the brain and turned up the volume. I’ve never been a fan of Abrams. I think he’s a hack really, and it comes across here. He is just not a good story teller.



SPOILER:



















On a side note… does anybody else wonder why those Vulcan kids bullied Spock… you’d think a race of people whose lives revolve around logic would see how completely illogical it is to bully someone based on something so trivial. Or why it was Kirk who fought Nero and not Spock at the end, given that Nero’s whole vendetta was about Spock.


#13

[quote=“Noir_Fiction”]
I liked it to a certain degree. It’s kind of funny how when a movie doesn’t suck or at least, meets expectation, it’s lauded as brilliant. I guess it’s cause most movies suck, it’s such a shocker for something to be good.



What I liked about the film was that it didn’t take itself to seriously. That was the problem with the Superman reboot, no tongue-in-cheek.



It had it’s plotholes and inconsistencies and they were hard to ignore. People calling it better than The Dark Knight, or this years Ironman are way off in my opinion. It was a big summer blowout like advertised but it wasn’t anything to go crazy over. Orci and Kurtzman’s script was very forced, characters were moved along by the plot. It just felt contrived and over wrought. The earlier films and series were smart and delt with various intellectual matters while simultaneousy balancing it out with action and suspense. Abrams Trek removed the brain and turned up the volume. I’ve never been a fan of Abrams. I think he’s a hack really, and it comes across here. He is just not a good story teller.



SPOILER:



















On a side note… does anybody else wonder why those Vulcan kids bullied Spock… you’d think a race of people whose lives revolve around logic would see how completely illogical it is to bully someone based on something so trivial. Or why it was Kirk who fought Nero and not Spock at the end, given that Nero’s whole vendetta was about Spock.
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I think you are way off, sir. I couldn’t have been happier with the film. Well, the ice planet encounter with (not going to spoil it), I thought that was a little lame and convenient, but the plot device was necessary. And I know there was something else that didn’t sit quite right, but it bothered me so little that I can’t even remember it. I felt everything else was solid.



Also, being a fan myself, I am still amazed that they pulled it off so brilliantly. I remember when I first heard about the “new” Star Trek movie about the original crew. I was SO pissed-off. I thought it was blasphemy. I’m so happy that my expectations were not only met, but exceeded.



I make no excuses. I’m no movie snob. I don’t go to the cinema and critique every element of a film, especially if I’m paying $9 to see it. If something stands out while I’m watching it, good or bad, then I notice it. BUT… If I can watch a movie without thinking about the fact it’s a movie, and thinking that they did this or that wrong, or thinking that I could have written parts of it better, then it’s a good movie to me. If I enjoy a movie enough to KNOW that I will buy the DVD the day it comes out, then it’s a GREAT fuckin movie to me. If I enjoy a movie enough to go see it three times at the cinema, encourage ppl to see it, even TAKE ppl with me to see it again, AND make plans to buy the DVD the day it comes out, then it’s a fucking brilliant movie!



It’s all about the entertainment factor. If you have fun nit-picking the fun outta films, then more power to you buddy.


#14

[quote=“Geoi”]
I think you are way off, sir. I couldn’t have been happier with the film. Well, the ice planet encounter with (not going to spoil it), I thought that was a little lame and convenient, but the plot device was necessary. And I know there was something else that didn’t sit quite right, but it bothered me so little that I can’t even remember it. I felt everything else was solid.



Also, being a fan myself, I am still amazed that they pulled it off so brilliantly. I remember when I first heard about the “new” Star Trek movie about the original crew. I was SO pissed-off. I thought it was blasphemy. I’m so happy that my expectations were not only met, but exceeded.



I make no excuses. I’m no movie snob. I don’t go to the cinema and critique every element of a film, especially if I’m paying $9 to see it. If something stands out while I’m watching it, good or bad, then I notice it. BUT… If I can watch a movie without thinking about the fact it’s a movie, and thinking that they did this or that wrong, or thinking that I could have written parts of it better, then it’s a good movie to me. If I enjoy a movie enough to KNOW that I will buy the DVD the day it comes out, then it’s a GREAT fuckin movie to me. If I enjoy a movie enough to go see it three times at the cinema, encourage ppl to see it, even TAKE ppl with me to see it again, AND make plans to buy the DVD the day it comes out, then it’s a fucking brilliant movie!



It’s all about the entertainment factor. If you have fun nit-picking the fun outta films, then more power to you buddy.


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I don’t enjoy nit-picking, it’s just I hate when I pay to see a film and the whole time I never feel a part of the experience and that’s all due to storytelling. But I do enjoy hearing when people do like a film and you seemed to have really responded to it, and that’s great. Perhaps I’m a little jealous :stuck_out_tongue: And there are a lot of things I thought were great. Zoe Saldanna as Uhura was fantastic, not just because she was hot, which she was, but she was really good, the outfit didn’t suit her conservative personality though. I loved her relationship with you know who. I liked the Winona Wyder casting. I liked Eric Bana as Nero. I liked Simon Pegg as Scotty. and I liked Anton Yelchin and John Choo.


#15

Discussion after the movie:



A:Would you fuck the green chick?

B:Yeah.

C:Yeah.

D:Sure.

A:Me too.

B: I liked Eric Bana.

A: What? Where was he?

C: Dude, he was the bad guy.

A: Say whaaaaaaaaat?


#16

Eric Banana was the mean guy?! Holy shnitzzle!



"Would you fuck the green chick?"



Some dude already did!



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#17

hm it won’t load for me.


#18

[quote=“BioBasterd”]


"Would you fuck the green chick?"



Some dude already did!



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LMAO! Her “green skin” was like melting :stuck_out_tongue:


#19

I went in hoping to like it but thinking I would be disappointed. I was so wrong. I went opening weekend and its so great to see fan films with a big group. We were all howling the entire film! Way beyond expectations and I find it a great advancement for Trek. Most people forget that The Next Generation was way different than the two fisted Kirk shows so the new Trek is not such a surprising change for me. It needed to happen and I hope the old fans will eventually take the new films to heart.



Trek is actually the BEST blockbuster/popcorn flick I have seen in a long long time. I don’t think Peg stole the show, if anything he needed more on screen time. All the actors did a great job IMO. I love how JJ brought Spock to the spotlight! Did Spock kick some ass or what?



The cinematography was outstanding! The aspect ratio of this film had my eyes bugging out to take in the entire screen! I sat in the front row too. There was one shot where the Enterprise was in one tiny corner of the screen while the rest of the HUGE screen was filled with only space. Somehow I found this the most beautiful shot of the entire film…and it was a film full of amazing shots! JJ really made me sit up and take nptice of his work and also look forward to his work in the future. Picking him up for Trek was a stroke of genius! He was made for that job!



I could go on and on about the film that shocked me in may of 2009! I highly recommend this one!


#20

[quote=“Knoxville Kingpin”]
I went in hoping to like it but thinking I would be disappointed. I was so wrong. I went opening weekend and its so great to see fan films with a big group. We were all howling the entire film! Way beyond expectations and I find it a great advancement for Trek. Most people forget that The Next Generation was way different than the two fisted Kirk shows so the new Trek is not such a surprising change for me. It needed to happen and I hope the old fans will eventually take the new films to heart.



Trek is actually the BEST blockbuster/popcorn flick I have seen in a long long time. I don’t think Peg stole the show, if anything he needed more on screen time. All the actors did a great job IMO. I love how JJ brought Spock to the spotlight! Did Spock kick some ass or what?



The cinematography was outstanding! The aspect ratio of this film had my eyes bugging out to take in the entire screen! I sat in the front row too. There was one shot where the Enterprise was in one tiny corner of the screen while the rest of the HUGE screen was filled with only space. Somehow I found this the most beautiful shot of the entire film…and it was a film full of amazing shots! JJ really made me sit up and take nptice of his work and also look forward to his work in the future. Picking him up for Trek was a stroke of genius! He was made for that job!



I could go on and on about the film that shocked me in may of 2009! I highly recommend this one!
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Did you see the digital version?