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« Thread started on: May 10th, 2009, 05:31am »

Not being a Trekkie I can't find as much wrong with this as a knowledgable Trekkie could. So I was utterly impressed to no end. It must be noted I'd been drinking before I saw the movie though.

Karl Urban has come along way from being the wooden Doomguy, he was the best performance in the film. Probably the closest to his predecessor. I liked most of the performances in this film. Pegg was a different Scotty, but a good one. Yelchin showed tons of energy as Chekov. If he can do a good job with characters as varied as Kyle Reese and Chekov, he's got a future. John Cho was good, but I've never known enough about Sulu to make the distinction. Zoe Saldana looks great in a mini skirt but once again I've never known enough about Uhura to make any distinctions. Leonard Nemoy FTW, seeing him felt like seeing Stallone as Rambo or Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones for the first time in a long time.

This wasn't your bog standard douchey reboot. It doesn't piss away 40 years of history. Of course I don't doubt there will be anachronisms, but it probably wont be as bad as Wolverine. I'll even go as far as to say TNG may remain untouched, maybe. Hell even Leonard Nimoy's role is far bigger than anyone could've expected to the point where this movie can never be fully distanced from TOS.

It wasn't perfect however.

The two let down performances where Spock and Kirk. Chris Pine was really funny and witty, but felt more like Han Solo than Kirk. Quinto came off like an uptight homosexual (Not that there's anything wrong with that) rather than a super intelligent logic driven alien.

Nero was good was what little screen time he had, but was rediculously underdeveloped. He certainly was no Khan or even solid like Kruge, but Bana had the chops to do it if the script had given him enough consideration. His motivation could've led to a great cinematic villain.

The damn lens flares where in every single shot (Not literally). They where distracting. It felt like someone was shining a flashlight in my eyes during the film.

The action was a let down. Not the actual space battles which where awesome, but the hand to hand stuff was too close and cut too quickly.

In the last action setpeice on Nero's ship, doesn't Bones normally join Spock and Kirk in those sorts of things? It was odd to see him doing nothing on the Enterprise.

All in all the scale of this movie is off the charts. It's effing huge. I miss this kind of space epic. It didn't matter to me whether this was Star Trek, Star Wars, Starship Troopers, but I want more of this and less capes and spandex please.
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« Reply #1 on: May 12th, 2009, 2:08pm »

THIS MOVIE WAS AWESOME. It had major flaws, I hated the time travel, the action scenes were a bummer, but it was just so fucking fun that I did not care. Karl Urban needed more screentime, he was amazing.
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