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Old 05-10-2013, 05:27 AM   #1
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STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Reviews: An Enterprising Film Sure To Energize Fans!

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sta..._into_darkness/

"Ultimately, it's a blockbuster that pretty much follows the story-telling arc of its compadres in the superhero world...yet Star Trek's not just living well. It's prospering."

"The production gives the impression of a massive machine cranked up for two hours of full output; it efficiently delivers what it's built to do, but without style or personality."

"Like its predecessor, it's not just a great Star Trek movie; it's a great movie, period."

"Into Darkness" may not boldly go where no "Trek" adventure has gone before, but getting there is such a well-crafted, immensely pleasurable ride that it would be positively Vulcan to nitpick."

"Star Trek Into Darkness is the most visually spectacular film in the franchise...Narratively, however, it's more problematic - its incessant references and cribs from predecessors are a disappointment."

"A bad cover of your favourite song."

"J.J. Abrams' ability to smash set pieces and whip together high octane action sequences is up there with the best of them."

"No shortage of large scale action on offer both on land and in space."

"I enjoyed Into Darkness immensely, and I can't wait to see it again... but I'm not sure I could call this a summery popcorny sort of film. It's too grim for that."

"The Force is strong with this one."






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Old 05-10-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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I watched this last night. I nearly walked out of the cinema...

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I have no trouble with reboots revisiting old characters and storys but STID is a lazy rehash of some of Star Treks finest moments. At great pains Star Trek 1 succeeded in setting up a fresh take on the series, you go that far and then create a sequal that relies almost entirely on fans past knowledge of TOS, WOK and even parts of Enterprise. The sacrifice and aging lessons about cheating death that resonated so well with WOK just do not play with the wiz bang wollop the new Trek is going for... doesn't work.

Do something original for gods sake! 'The needs of the few'... ok so thats going to happen, 'How did you defeat him'... oh thats going to happen... its like a childs join the dots.

Rehashing some of the best scenes in Star Trek with non of the meaning, history or staging to do them justice. Poor copies. When Harrison revealed his real name... every Star Trek fan had figured it out hours ago and everyone else just didnt care.

Oh it made me so mad! Plus I did not like the new Klingon design, ships and landing parties... very nice though.

The visual spectacle was very impressive, hats off to those who worked on it.

I fear for Episode VII... whilst JJ didnt write STID he must have agreed it was a good idea.

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Old 05-10-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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So Cumberbatch is Khan at the end like we all predicted according to IMDB
Wonder if we will go searching for Spock in the 3rd installment
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:01 AM   #4
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Liked it actually, but just bc I dont know the (quoted) originals.

Yet, the extreme use of lensflares, distracting foreground elements like sparks, litter etc during every action sequence almost gave me headaches, especially in 3D.

Just exaggerated and unneeded imho..
 
Old 05-10-2013, 02:29 PM   #5
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I will go and see it with some of my friends this weekend. I'm not a big fan of Star Trek and I won't be aware of any mistakes they make. I just want to see it for the effects and action.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:12 PM   #6
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So Cumberbatch is Khan at the end like we all predicted according to IMDB
Wonder if we will go searching for Spock in the 3rd installment


Damn. Spoilers, dude.

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Old 05-10-2013, 05:30 PM   #7
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Damn. Spoilers, dude.


Why should that be a spoiler?

Its a secret that we've remade the Wrath of Khan, dont tell anyone because if they know they probably wont want to watch the film?

Anyone whom likes the original, I doubt will like this because its like a bad copy, where they copy the rubbish parts or try to be contrarian as if to be clever but they didnt understand it at all.

It was awful, badly acted, badly plotted, forgettable action sequences.
 
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Why should that be a spoiler?


Only because it's still not out there as common knowlege and nothing more than a theory until you watch the movie.

In short- because it is!
 
Old 05-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #9
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Well it is on the IMDB page...
Though I think they just added that in the past few days or today.
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Hey sorry but it's clearly listed on imdb.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:47 AM   #11
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Guys, this film is awesome. End of. Go see it

Incredible chemistry between Kirk and Spock...
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #12
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Guys, this film is awesome. End of. Go see it

Incredible chemistry between Kirk and Spock...


Sorry, literally every scene I've heard about thus far seems to be a plot dangle unresolved or contradicted or a retread from earlier real trek or part of the 'use TDK for your script trick' thing that AVENGERS and SKYFALL already trod all over.

This absolutely sounds like the work of the geniuses behind COWBOYS AND ALIENS and TRANSFORMERS as well as reflecting the 'contributions' of the guy who messed up PROMETHEUS even more than it was to start with.

Plus the continuing lens flare absurdities ... no damn way will I pay to see this.
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In my opinion, I don't think Gene Roddenberry would be particularly pleased with the complete commercialisation of his franchise.

Remember the line "To boldly go where no man has gone before."

The themes of the 60s TV show truly did boldly go...
Like the first on screen interracial kiss. Or difficult themes being tackled, like drone attacks.


Abrams's Star Trek movies are just for $$$$$$

Maybe the many references to the past are there just to distract the fact that this is no longer Star Trek but a huge money making juggernaut?

I hope one day Star Trek returns to reminding the human race that we are just intelligent hominids with so many flaws, and that we as a species still have lots to learn if we are ever to reach the stars.

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Old 05-12-2013, 06:11 PM   #14
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The themes of the 60s TV show truly did boldly go...
Like the first on screen interracial kiss. Or difficult themes being tackled, like drone attacks.


snip


It was the first interracial kiss on "television" even though the actual shot of a kiss was more implied as there is no shot of lips making contact (who cares anyway)

Plenty of interracial kisses on film prior to the star trek "event".
Just google A Patch of Blue for the first black on white movie kiss. There are other interracial on screen kisses that involve other races that predate that movie also.

I tend to think that the use of the kiss in the Star Trek was simply a device
to attract attention as the show was not drawing the required numbers to keep it afloat.

Having sat through the original broadcasts of the Star Trek series, in my opinion, the show was always a bit about silly cheesiness which has been long lost in the recent
attempts at keeping the franchise going. Not saying they are not entertaining but putting
pointy ears on some unknown actor and calling him Spock is akin to putting lipstick on a pig and calling it Rosie.

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Old 05-13-2013, 12:46 AM   #15
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Sorry, literally every scene I've heard about thus far seems to be a plot dangle unresolved or contradicted or a retread from earlier real trek or part of the 'use TDK for your script trick' thing that AVENGERS and SKYFALL already trod all over.

This absolutely sounds like the work of the geniuses behind COWBOYS AND ALIENS and TRANSFORMERS as well as reflecting the 'contributions' of the guy who messed up PROMETHEUS even more than it was to start with.

Plus the continuing lens flare absurdities ... no damn way will I pay to see this.


Don't you love it when people who have not seen the film get angry and swear not to go see it? Your loss buddy, your loss.

Oh, and i didnt even notice the lens flares.
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