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Star Trek (2009)

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posted on May, 7 2009 @ 01:19 PM
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This movie has an awesome rating

www.rottentomatoes.com...

&

www.metacritic.com...

I am going to see it




posted on May, 7 2009 @ 02:10 PM
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The word is the movie will have legs this summer and be around, unlike most blockbusters that open big but fade fast.

I am predicting at least $550 million world wide for "Star Trek" (it would need $300 million to recover marketing and budget costs).



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 05:50 AM
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I saw Star Trek today and I very much enjoyed the film . JJ Abrams has brought a hard edge to the franchise and has managed to have " minor " characters be more then just extras .

Cheers xpert11 .



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 08:32 AM
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I am about to go see it at the Detroit Science Center. They are showing it on the IMAX and have the extra bonus of having the Star Trek Exhibit there too.

Yes, yes I am a geek.

Ill post a photo of me in the big chair



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 05:00 PM
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I do not want to spoil it but ... I just watched it and it was totally awesome. The overarching theme left behind is something I will have to decide if I am content with. I think it was near flawless except for Scottie's introduction. It seems like they did not put a lot of effort into framing his characters entrance to the theme.

The rest of it was beautiful to a 40 YO Star Trek Fan

I hope they make many, many, many more.

I hope they get over the Insurrection villain look soon. Just normal characters being villains work better than trying to make them look evil.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 09:21 AM
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Captain Wukkys Star Trek Review



*** WARNING SPOILER ALERT WARNING ***




Well this was an awesome movie.

The film starts off with the captain of a star fleet vessel as he encounters an unknown spacecraft emerging from what is described as a lightning storm in space. After a fierce battle crippling his ship a tattooed individual hails the ship and demands that the captain travel over in a shuttle craft to speak with the enemy vessel captain.

The captain leaves George Kirk in command and leaves the ship. Kirk's father George Kirk in an attempt to save the crew orders all hands to abandon ship and rams the enemy vessel. James T Kirk is born just as his father is about to die.

Further on we see a young Spock being tormented by other Vulcan youths as they attempt to force an emotional response out of him. (apparently kids are cruel no mater what species you are)

The film more resembles a throwback to the Pilot episode "The Cage" But only because they bring back the first captain of the Enterprise Cap. Pike.

This is a very watchable movie, even for those that aren't familiar with the Star Trek franchise. The introduction of all the major characters was flawless. Even the introduction of Scotty was great.

The only returning character to the series was Leonard Nemoy plays his famous character once again opposite a younger version of himself played by Zachary Quinto.

The antagonist in this is a group of devastated and vengeance seeking Romulan miners attempting to destroy Vulcan in revenge for Spock failing to save the Romulan home world of Romulus.

Spock using a substance called Red Matter attempts to save Romulus by creating a black hole in the Romulus sun trying to avert it from going supernova. He fails and the resulting black hole swallows up both the mining ship and Spock's craft sending them back in time.

This causes a change in the time line and the original The Cage Pilot plot is changed to the crew of the Enterprise leaded by Captain Pike to try and thwart this new enemies attempt to destroy Vulcan.

The acting in this film was terrific, the actors not only having to play their roles well, but also having to act in the same manner as their 1966 counterparts was flawless. Even Chris Pine brilliantly adapted William Shatner's famous dramatic pause well.

This film was so well done that I hope they make other movies with this cast. This time line being so vastly different from the original series unlocks the Star Trek Universe in such a way that more movies in this series could be done without necessarily having to stick to TOS time lines.
 


I saw this movie at the IMAX theater in the Detroit Science Center. They also had on display the Star Trek Exhibit. A fascinating tour through the Star Trek Universe. I took the whole day and completely immersed myself in the Star Trek experience.

[edit on 5/9/2009 by whatukno]



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 09:27 AM
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What were you thinking?????


We all know what happens to the characters that wear red sweaters in the original series!!!!

How did you make it out alive?



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 09:40 AM
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I was wondering that about the people that showed up in costume in Detroit!




posted on May, 9 2009 @ 12:45 PM
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Thank you for the review, and I look forward to seeing this movie. No Yeoman Rand at your side?



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 02:14 PM
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I can't speak about the movie as I have not seen it yet, however....I have been burning up the drive thru at BurgerKing for my grandson and the new Trekkie toys! He is most curious about the original StarTrek and what I remember and did I get any "old toys" LOL, I do remember asking my sister if it was a TV show about a "star that made tracks across the sky"



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 04:49 PM
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**** WARNING - This post contains spoilers ****


I saw the movie last night and I have to say I was impressed. Better than I thought it would be. The acting is very much reminiscent of the original actors. I actually believed I was watching a young crew, especially McCoy. He was very good.

But, I thought Chekhov was given too much do, even though he was only 17. As if Chekhov, and not the captain, is going to make a ship-wide announcement about their mission. And, I thought they might work in Uhura's singing somehow, but they didn't. And I question the Uhura-Spock romance, but it was edgy and different.

The action sequences are top notch.

Couple of things I didn't like though. Mainly the whole changing of the timeline thing. Having the whole TOS and subsequent series to draw from as canon, they go and destroy Vulcan and Romulus. Also, killing off Spock's mother when she appeared numerous times in TOS. Sorry, but "changing the timeline" explanation is a cop out in my view. They should have made them go back in time again to "set things right" so to speak, so the rest of the canon falls in line.

In any case, the whole going back in time thing is, in my opinion, a vastly overused plot device.

On the whole I thought it was a very entertaining movie.

[edit on 9-5-2009 by TheComte]



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 09:02 PM
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Originally posted by TheComte
**** WARNING - This post contains spoilers ****


I saw the movie last night and I have to say I was impressed. Better than I thought it would be. The acting is very much reminiscent of the original actors. I actually believed I was watching a young crew, especially McCoy. He was very good.

But, I thought Chekhov was given too much do, even though he was only 17. As if Chekhov, and not the captain, is going to make a ship-wide announcement about their mission. And, I thought they might work in Uhura's singing somehow, but they didn't. And I question the Uhura-Spock romance, but it was edgy and different.

The action sequences are top notch.

Couple of things I didn't like though. Mainly the whole changing of the timeline thing. Having the whole TOS and subsequent series to draw from as canon, they go and destroy Vulcan and Romulus. Also, killing off Spock's mother when she appeared numerous times in TOS. Sorry, but "changing the timeline" explanation is a cop out in my view. They should have made them go back in time again to "set things right" so to speak, so the rest of the canon falls in line.

In any case, the whole going back in time thing is, in my opinion, a vastly overused plot device.

On the whole I thought it was a very entertaining movie.

[edit on 9-5-2009 by TheComte]


The worst thing about the plot is that if Evil dude (Nero how original!) could make black holes with the red matter...why didn't he just use it on that star while he was in the past. This would have saved Romulus and Spock would have never "failed" to save Romulus. So the time line would have changed a third time but been more aligned with the original.

More bad stuff. Kirk's foray on the Ice Planet Hoth and Spock waving away the monster reminiscent of OB1 scaring away the Sand creatures seem a Rip directly from Star Wars. The entire sceen was so much like Luke on the Ice planet that I half expected Kirk to pop out a Light Saber.

Additional theft on behalf of Mr. Abrams was the bad guy "Nero" and his ship. Hello did he not see insurrection? The entire thing was nearly a remix of Insurrection including the Evil ships atmosphere.

The entire Pike with the connect to the spinal cord bug and tell the truth thing was a Rip from Ahem "Wrath of Khan".

While the show was admittedly very well done and I have already watched it two times It does have flaws and Mr. Abrams should not have ripped off remix scenes from other SicFi shows.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 09:29 PM
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Originally posted by Xeven
The worst thing about the plot is that if Evil dude (Nero how original!) could make black holes with the red matter...why didn't he just use it on that star while he was in the past. This would have saved Romulus and Spock would have never "failed" to save Romulus. So the time line would have changed a third time but been more aligned with the original.


Nero only acquired the Red Matter after Spock's failed attempt and they both were sent back in time. He then captured Spock and the Red Matter, so he didn't have it at the beginning.

I agree about the ripoffs. In Wrath of Khan the creature was called a Ceti eel, I think. This time it was called a Centaurian slug. They should have used the same name, since it was the same creature.

And another thing. Since when does Starfleet simply eject prisoners off the ship? As if Spock is going to maroon another member of Starfleet on the nearest planet. Totally out of character IMO.


[edit on 9-5-2009 by TheComte]



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 11:10 PM
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I just saw the movie today, and I thought it was pretty good. I've never watched Star Trek ever in my life before, so this is my first time to the Star Trek fantasy.

One of the reasons I wanted to watch this film though was because J.J. Abrams directed it. I liked what he did with Cloverfield.

I'll probably see Star Trek a second time.



posted on May, 10 2009 @ 07:19 PM
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I'm glad they didn't give the Enterprise vectoring nacelles. That would have been a travesty.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 09:41 AM
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Saw it on the weekend it's a great movie that I highly recommend, even people who aren't into sci-fi will enjoy it.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 12:35 PM
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Great movie, it was far better than I had expected.



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 09:32 AM
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First off...excellent movie....

I think it's a great re-imaging of the whole franchise...and could really set it up for a whole new generation...

The geek in me though, can't avoid seeing the HUGE plot holes...(especially from the master craftsmen behind Lost)

Why wouldn't the Vulcans or the Federation throw EVERYTHING they have at the Romulan ship (or even just the damn chain holding the drill) trying to kill a whole planet? I don't care how badass the ship was...100's of Galaxy Class ships bombarding you will make mincemeat out of ya...

Why does a mining ship have such weapons (missiles, phasers) or a mining drill capable of killing a planet? Surely, if this level of drill was needed, there'd be military escort ships for such a potential weapon.

If Spock knew enough in advance to prepare a ship and the whole red matter solution, why wasn't there time to evacuate Romulus? Surely there was plenty of time to get away using transporters and starships...

Why would (old) Spock live in a cave vs. the warmth of the nearby station? Sure, you could argue that he wanted to remain isolated, but man, a cave? Highly illogical.....

I don't care how capable they are, the FLAGSHIP of the Federation would not have been crewed by a bunch of newbies fresh from Starfleet Academy...

Not crazy about the Spock/Uhura romance, or the Jar-Jar-esque thing that was with Scottie...what the heck is that all about....

And there are MANY, MANY more....but when all is said and done, was still a great film just taken as what it is....a great entertaining movie.

Some of the homages to the original were excellent (green women, old sound effects, etc.)

The casting was superb (well, Chekov maybe not so much, but eh)....and the doc was channelled unbelievably well. Kirk finally got some stocatto and swagger at the end, so that was good...



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:58 PM
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I confirmed it with the family, We're going again tonite!!lol
This will be my second time.

I also want to go see it sat too since we won't be that busy.


I'd give the movie a: "AllTheStarsInTheUnivers/10"



posted on May, 16 2009 @ 12:06 PM
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an excellent movie

saw it at the imax in glasgow today, bloody brilliant

wouldnt change a thing about it


oh, and the bug they put in pikes mouth was NOT the same as in wrath of khan, it just had a similar effect ok :p



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