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What Do You Think About Star Trek (2009)?
Loved it! MORE MORE MORE! SAW IT 50 TIMES MORE MORE MORE!
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It was pretty good, I'll most likely buy it.
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It was ok, I could watch it again if there was nothing better on, but I won't jump to buy it.
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I didn't care for it. Nothing in particular, just didn't feel like Trek to me.
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That fucking bitch Abrams needs to stay the HELL AWAY FROM MY FRANCHISE!
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I didn't see it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: J.J. Abrams' Star Trek (Explicit Language, Reader Beware) Reply with quote

It was bound to happen and now it's time. Tell us how you feel about Star Trek (2009).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here we go.

I enjoyed the movie. I saw it twice actually (once with my brother and once with my wife). That said, it wasn't the Star Trek we all know and love. I do not want any future Star Trek series based off of this alternate universe. I do not want to read any novels based in this universe. I will, however go see the sequel.

Why?

Because I like Star Trek. For better or worse, I feel that Star Trek deserves a chance.

Chris Pine did a very good job as Kirk I think. I enjoyed his acting, I enjoyed the way he carried himself. The scene at the end when he steps onto the bridge for the first time in the gold shirt was perfect if you ask me.

Zachary Quinto looks some much like Leonard Nimoy it's uncanny. Perfect choice, in fact best actor selection (if you can get past him being Sylar on Heroes... there were times my wife and I wanted to shout out "he's after your freakin' brain!").

My favorite part of the movie was Karl Urban's portrayal of Bones. Let me tell you something, in case you missed it. While I was watching the film I had this nagging sense that something was VERY familiar about this guy. I went home and looked him up (thank you IMDB). Do you know who Karl Urban is? HE PLAYED FUCKING …OMER IN LORD OF THE RINGS! Nuff said.

I did not care for ZoŽ Saldana's portrayal of Uhura. I didn't like the romance between her and Spock. I felt that was stupid and the worst part of the movie.

I can deal with the Alternate Timeline thing because it's very Sci-Fi.

I'm sure there is more for me to say but I'll let you guys respond and I'll come back with some stuff when it strikes me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not go see it. Of course, at first I was excited..another star trek movie got my blood flowing. But, I'm a big believer in spoilers and online investigation (comicbookmovie.com is one of my faves), and the closer this got, the more I realized what was going to happen.

Every so often a series like Star Trek gets reinvented. DS9, TNG, Voyager - all have one thing in common...they took the original and EXPANDED it. However, Abrams decides Roddenberry didn't know what he was talking about, and decides to redo it altogether. NO THANKS.

I neither want to lose the view I have of my three favorite fiction characters, but I will not allow my mind to be warped with OOPS, JUST KIDDING moviemaking like that. I thought Superman Returns was bad enough, but Hollywood has a lot to answer for when it comes to this pathetic, multi-million dollar ripoffs.

Well, anyway, that's where i'm at.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to see it...keeping myself as "virgin" as I could...avoiding any internet spoilers and only watching the barest of trailers. I looked forward to some of the "glitz"...hoping beyond all hope that JJ Abrams would simply take what Gene Roddenberry had laid out for him..and modernize it. Modern special effects painted over the already "perfect" world of Star Trek.

So..the little woman and I go in. Take our seats...and...ARRRGHH! WHAT HAPPENED?!?

There were enjoyable bits. I liked Simon Pegg as Scotty. I LOVED Karl Urban as Bones. Quinto/Pine...not so much. Saldana, not at all. Pine wasn't bad as Kirk..just definitely wasn't Shatner. I spent the entire time watching Quinto going "THAT"S SYLAR DAMMIT!" That was my hangup, cause he was physically perfect for the role. Saldana...no...not at all. BAD! And the whole romance thing...PFFT.

I wish that JJ Abrams had taken on a Star Trek movie that continued the mythos already laid down, instead of rewriting what we saw as "history". I suspect that he could have done a fantastic movie continuing with the TNG crew or even a "new" crew (the Titan captained by Riker perhaps?).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I plan on renting it. I was too nervous to pay the hefty Movie theater money for it.


The Watchmen, however, Me Likey.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pace and plot just didn't seem to meld with how I view a Star Trek story to unfold. That being said, the movie itself was well made and very enjoyable, but it just didn't feel like Star Trek to me.

I think that I chose upfront that the movie wasn't true Star Trek and that separation allows me to view its value as a standalone story. I'd see a sequel but probably not own it at this point.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay so knowing that this is the first post here in a month... I just wanted to add to it.

I must say that I loved this movie. I found it wonderfully enjoyable, highly entertaining and just fun to watch. I found Pine to be a wonderful Kirk, Quinto made an incredible Spock (as a fan of sylar, I was even able to seperate the two) Urban made the most amazing Bones (HUGE rings fan and fan of Karl) especially with the humor in the subtext of his lines. Pegg was just to funny to watch as Scotty and as much as I love Zoe Saldana, I just didn't like her as Uhura, but she worked with what she could.

I went into the movie knowing it wouldn't be 'my parent's star trek' and I had such an enjoyable viewing of the movie that I had to see it again... and again. My friends and I actually have drinking games created for the movie that we plan to play once it's on DVD.

Now I'm sure some of you will disagree with me when I say, I think Abrahms did a fine job of taking a franchise and breathing new life into it. I liked the idea of an alternate timeline, a different history, and who's to say it isn't just a parallel universe? As a writer who does in fact borrow other people's characters for my stories... I have to admit, I've written stories along the same lines of this one's plot. So I really enjoyed watching this one and keeping it seperate from all the other shows, storylines, etc and accepted it as an independant film, and loved it. I can't wait for the sequel.

so anyways, that's my schpeel on this movie. As I said, everyone has their own opinions, and I'm just stating mine. Everyone else did make good points about it though! Was fun to read everyone's POV on it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have rewatched the movie a couple times since my original viewing (Pie rat much?) and have a few positive points to add for it.

*The score - Gotta say, the theme was wonderful and the variations on it fit well. Felt very Trek without rehashing the same theme we've all heard.

*The Enterprise and the Kelvin - While I have some continuity and tech issues with the ships, I love the designs. I like the very Naval feel of the ships with a well put together "Command Deck" (bridge) and then below decks is a maze of catwalks and industrial feeling spaces. Makes them seem more realistic when we get to see the plumbing. I would love to see what could be done with the E-D or the E-E in this "world".

*The cameos - Cameron from House? Check. Winona "Cleptomaniac" Ryder? Check. Greg Grunberd (listen closely to Kirk's stepdad's voice)? Check. Tyler Perry? There too. It was rather fun to hunt for the Easter Eggs.

*The money - AFAIK, this has been the highest grossing Star Trek film ever. This could mean good things for the franchise, pouring in capital for a new series perhaps? Also, it has brought new fans to the fold and brought old fans back. Its hard to be negative about that.

*Sequel? - The rumor mill is grinding hard on this one. Word on the street is that the sequel is in the works for 2012 (at the earliest). What could this mean for trek? We'll have to see..
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once it was explained that it was an alternate time line I settled back in my seat, ate my pop corn, and enjoyed the show. I stayed away from the clips and leaked info as much as possible. So much so that it was a week before the movie came out that I found out Simon Peg was Scotty. And I think he did one hell of a job. Urban did an Awesome job as Bones. He had that perfect devil may care feel. James T Kirk born in the heat of a fire fight? No, not right, but still it had a genuine feeling to it at the same time.
Spock and Uhura? NO NO NO NO NO NO. If Spock and Uhura are in love then how can you have "Amok Time"? Where we learn more about the Vulcans, See Kirk show complete disreguard for orders to save a friend, and see Spock go against his very biological needs when he thinks he has killed Kirk. These seeds are what made the End of Wrath of Khan possible. Somethings dont need monkeying with...even in an alternate time line.
Over all I like the movie and look forward to the sequel.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not even accepted yet but I'm feeling my way around the forums and wanted to chime in. What J.J. Abrams did was the only hope for this franchise. The "reboot" while a Hollywood money maker scheme, was just what "Trek" needed. Any new spin off is hamstringed by everything that happened before it. By making the alternate time line, they got a chance to start with what everyone loved and (hopefully) make it different and enjoyable as if it's brand new. I think the movie was excellent, effects where near perfect, the catch phrases were perfectly laid out, and the red shirts (even tho it was blue I believe) were predictably dead ten minutes after you met them. I loved Bones, I couldn't tell his voice from Deforest Kelley, Spock, Kirk, Chekov, Sulu where great, Uhura was a little week, but I think the romance between her and Spock was a nice, albeit shocking twist. I will by the movie, and have high hopes for the sequel.

Hope I didn't step on any toes! Hope to get to know all of you better...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry spelling was horrible, week = weak and by = buy

noob disease I guess
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