Amph JJ Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness

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  1. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    I love how cheated & betrayed that everyone has been acting in response to this film... Wrath of the Conned.
  2. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNED!
  3. Mustafar_66 Force Ghost

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    I have to say, if I thought the film had one real mis-step it would be that:
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    Spock gets the "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!" line
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  4. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    In my opinion the JC can't function properly if Europeans get to see the movies I want to see a week before I can see them. Trek is an American franchise, dammit. If brits get to see it first, the terrorists win.

    It's time to shut this whole thing down.
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  5. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Give the other details about the film, I'm not sure if this is a joke.
  6. Juliet316 Shelf of Shame "Loser"

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    Having only seen the first film, I found nothing wrong with Quinto's take on Spock. As @SithLordDarthRichie mentioned, he does have a clearer emotional conflict in the film, and I think that works for Quinto's version, especially when you take in the destruction of Vulcan and the death of his mother into account. The only time I thought the performance was a little shakey was near the end when the two Spock's meet. I don't know if it was a case of Quinto getting flustered performing with Nimoy or what, but that's the only time where I thought Quinto's performance wasn't up to par.

    We'll see if my opinion changes if and when I see this film.
  7. Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost

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    Given that the script was written by a trio of morons, it probably isn't a joke.
  8. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    ^I stifled a giggle at the moment in question.
  9. Dingo Force Ghost

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    When the shoe is on the other foot, suddenly it's a problem. You guys have years of delayed movie releases until I care that we get it in Oz before the US.
  10. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    We've invaded countries for less, damn it!
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  11. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    It's interesting to compare Nimoy's Spock and Quinto's Spock from a mommy-issues standpoint. Nimoy's character is so matter-of-fact about his rejection of most of the aspects of that half of his heritage. ("Why did you marry her?" "At the time it seemed the logical thing to do." :D ) Quinto's character seems to have a lot more conflict and confusion going on just beneath the surface. I don't know whether it's just because the character is younger or because the actor is trying to portray someone who will be more accessible to his human audience.
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  12. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    No. NO no no no nooooo. :(

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    There is only ONE Khan.
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    You don't mess with what was done correctly in the first place.
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  13. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Except they did, being unoriginal as Hollywood tends to be.
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  14. GGrievous Prequel Trilogy Trivia Version 2.0

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    This, this 100x
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  15. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Saw it earlier today in 3D at the local cinema. I enjoyed it. Lots of in-jokes and action. Highly recommended!
  16. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    It's immensely entertaining certainly, looks great in IMAX too despite being a converted 3D movie.
  17. Everton Chosen One

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    Saw it this evening. Absolute, unmitigated, steaming heap of ****.
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  18. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Don't sugarcoat it, man! Tell us how you really feel!
  19. Everton Chosen One

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    I just want to forget I ever saw it.
  20. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    But does it look pretty?
  21. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Ah, so it's one of those movies.
  22. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Aside from being a remake I don't see what the issue is with it.

    Well-acted, great effects, good story and it looks good in 3D. Not as good as the first one, it is more action-heavy.
    Goodness knows where this new series would be without Quinto, he & Cumberbatch rule this movie.

    Abrams did this to a series he's not even a fan of, imagine the glory he can bring back to Star Wars which he actually loves.
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  23. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    It's not a remake of Wrath of Khan. It's a rehash/ripoff: taking some themes, lines, characters, concepts, etc. and shoehorning them into an ostensibly original plot. And it's rehashing the same film Nemesis and 2009 Trek did.
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  24. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    It changed some stuff

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    like Kirk dying instead of Spock and Carol Marcus not yet having a son who is Kirk's son. Khan is in it with his (frozen) crew of engineered people and he & Kirk have a battle of wits in opposing starships just as before. The main difference is that Khan does not have a personal vendetta against Kirk, just Starfleet in general, and he's not Mexican anymore :p


    But I don't see that it is different enough to not be seen as a remake. I hoped Abrams would do something new with this revived series, instead he seems to be going down the same though slightly altered path as before.
  25. Likewater Force Ghost

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    Remember Abrams is directing Star Wars, not writing it.

    And while I do thing the last movie was the shot in the arm that trek needs, the lack of artistic integrity disturbs me.