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« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2009, 07:45:51 AM »

I only saw it on Friday on DVD because I was reluctant to see it in the cinema ~ what I knew about it sounded a bit too much like Harve Bennett's rejected StarFleet Academy idea.

All I can say after watching it twice is "Wow, I enjoyed it" ~ the direction was great and the bits of comedy here and there were good too. As an almost lifelong Trekkie / Trekker, I had a bit of a hard time dealing with the fact that Kirk and Spock were almost enemies in the beginning, but that resolved itself quickly.

The actors to a person were great and all I can say is  Cheers to the future of the Star Trek franchise. After the IMO disaster that Rick Berman wreaked on us with the TNG film series, my faith has been restored.

Thank you JJ Abrams and the cast.  Smile

I agree. I enjoyed the hell out of it. The franchise had gotten old and stale and now they can go anywhere with it. I think it opens it up to a whole new generation of fans. I was very surprised by Karl Urban as bones, he nailed it.

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« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2009, 07:52:11 AM »

I was very surprised by Karl Urban as bones, he nailed it.

I agree there.

Bones: "I don't need a doctor, I am a doctor!"  BounceGiggle
Bones: [looks down at Kirk's crotch] "Good God, man!"
Kirk: [raises huge hands] "Ahhhhh! What the hell is this?"  TeddyR

Also the very special appearance of you-know-who was great.

Kirk [on meeting him and being told who he is] "Bullsh*t."  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2009, 05:56:53 PM »

I remember having people tell me about it when it was in the theaters, and I kept thinking, "Good God, is nothing sacred?"

But I broke down and bought it on Blu-Ray and watched it. Very entertaining. I do myself the favor of not thinking too deeply about it as it is loaded with flaws that basically negate it -- IF you let yourself think about it. But they made Kirk in to a total horndog, Uhura into the sexy goddess you KNOW she was in the old series, Spock has a nasty side that he will no doubt indulge in and Bones, well, he's still Bones, which should never change. And Scotty should get loads more screen time in the sequels.  I'm hoping Chekov is dusted off during an early away mission in the first sequel. He is the Jar Jar Binks of Star Trek.
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« Reply #48 on: November 30, 2009, 08:29:24 AM »

I know it's a generational thing, but I've been watching Star Trek since it was on NBC in 60's.  This was a summer action movie for people with short attention spans. I really didn't like the way Kirk was portrayed (especially during the Kobiashi Maru sequence). In fact all the comedy they injected was totally juvenile and stupid.

I'll give them one more try to make a real Star Trek movie.  I hope JJ Abrams decides not to direct the next one because he take those camera flares and stick'em.

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« Reply #49 on: December 10, 2009, 10:55:30 AM »

I'm someone who enjoys all the aspects of the Star Trek franchise, and I loved this new film.  I didn't find the humor juvenile at all.  I thought it worked in a lot of ways.  This is coming from someone who groaned through a lot of the "humor" in Star Trek Generations. 

I think a lot of the people who trash this film, frankly, are people who can't let go of the Old Trek.  They don't like the new Kirk because he's not William Shatner, just like the new Spock isn't Leonard Nimoy, nor could they dig up and revive DeForest Kelly to play Bones one more time, so they find any reason to pick it apart.  I know it's painful to see something you grew up with being turned and reshaped into something new, but when it's done well, it can be the best thing for a franchise.

And what's wrong with turning Star Trek into a summer action movie?  Kirk was a man of action after all, remember? 
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« Reply #50 on: December 11, 2009, 05:37:55 AM »

I was very surprised by Karl Urban as bones, he nailed it.

agreed, prob. the most understated performances in the film.

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« Reply #51 on: December 11, 2009, 06:47:56 AM »

I found this by chance this morning.   Thought it was pretty funny.   TeddyR
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