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post #211 of 260
Absolutely awesome movie. IMAX 3D is a must.
post #212 of 260
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Absolutely awesome movie. IMAX 3D is a must.

Tickets already purchased for tomorrow night. Yessssss.
post #213 of 260
Movie was very good.

Makes me yearn for a new TV series with this cast.

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I'd heard rumors about Gorn returning in this movie. I guess that was not correct.
post #214 of 260
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They returned in the official video game.
post #215 of 260
My thoughts on it:
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They took a great movie and turned it into an OK one.
post #216 of 260
Saw it in 3D--first movie I've ever seen in 3D. Really, and I hated it. It reminds me of those old "3D" video games like Doom where there's depth, sort of, but everything is still conspicuously flat. It's distracting. The worst part was that the whole screen was significantly dimmer than it should have been. And either there was something wrong with the setup I watched, or the 3d occasionally makes parts of the picture blurry.

As for the movie, it was better than the first one, but still really shallow. Again they had to ramp everything up "to eleven," and again the plot oscillated between being absurd and nonsensical. I liked the way everybody had something to do, though, but man did it drag on. And I thought Kirk might have an arc or something, but then, nope
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...he decides to do whatever the hell he wants just like he did at the beginning. The only reason he doesn't lose his command for good is because he kills the guy who could take it away (who turns out to be homicidal for no apparent reason.)
post #217 of 260
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Saw it in 3D--first movie I've ever seen in 3D. Really, and I hated it. It reminds me of those old "3D" video games like Doom where there's depth, sort of, but everything is still conspicuously flat. It's distracting. The worst part was that the whole screen was significantly dimmer than it should have been. And either there was something wrong with the setup I watched, or the 3d occasionally makes parts of the picture blurry.

As for the movie, it was better than the first one, but still really shallow. Again they had to ramp everything up "to eleven," and again the plot oscillated between being absurd and nonsensical. I liked the way everybody had something to do, though, but man did it drag on. And I thought Kirk might have an arc or something, but then, nope
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...he decides to do whatever the hell he wants just like he did at the beginning. The only reason he doesn't lose his command for good is because he kills the guy who could take it away (who turns out to be homicidal for no apparent reason.)

 

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He doesn't kill him, though. Harrison does.

 

PS - I'm assuming you mean Marcus. It was just the typical "covering up loose ends" plot.

post #218 of 260
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I get it, the admiral wanted to start a war and pin it on Kirk, the loose cannon. But he couldn't come up with a plan that didn't involve using up one of his secret weapons (the torpedoes) and losing one of the handful of ships they apparently had left? Was he supposed to win the entire war himself with that one ship? And how was he going to get away with shooting up the Enterprise when half the people on Earth could have seen it with a telescope? And whatever happened to the war, anyway? Did the Klingons just decide not to bother with it after all? And that's just the tip of the iceberg; the movie is a mess.
post #219 of 260
Can someone please tell me the spoiler I posted in tags was completely wrong? Heheh.
post #220 of 260
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Saw it the 2nd time last night. I'm going to share my formal thoughts on it soon, but I did enjoy it with a few nagging issues that bug me. If I had to rank the film, I would say the first one of the reboots (2009) was the better film overall.
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I don't know what to tell you. I've allowed myself to read a few spoiler-free reviews and they have been mostly positive. The biggest knock I have heard is that it doesn't elevate the franchise like other classic sci-fi/fantasy sequels have. Examples being Empire Strikes Back ,TDK and of course Wrath of Khan. If that's the worst thing that can be said, then i'm still in. smile.gif

This turned out to be spot on too. smile.gif
post #221 of 260
stupid.
post #222 of 260
I thought it was pretty good.
post #223 of 260
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

What worked well in serial tv form, doesn't when translated to film. They did what they needed to do to connect to new audiences and revive an all but dead franchise.

Of all the movies, Star Trek The Motion Picture was closest in feel and form to the show. Remember how that turned out? Lets be glad they didn't pick a similar direction in the reboot.

I have been on an original series and movie kick lately and The Motion Picture is actually quite good. The special effects are still pretty impressive with the use of models instead of all CGI. Is it a little slow? Yes, but the soundtrack is great, and the plot is fairly intelligent.

Also, when adjusted for inflation it is the highest grossing Star Trek movie.
post #224 of 260
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

I have been on an original series and movie kick lately and The Motion Picture is actually quite good. The special effects are still pretty impressive with the use of models instead of all CGI. Is it a little slow? Yes, but the soundtrack is great, and the plot is fairly intelligent.

Also, when adjusted for inflation it is the highest grossing Star Trek movie.

When my daughter was 3, she went on a kick where The Motion Picture was her favorite movie for almost 6 months. Watched it so much.

The soundtrack is really good though.
post #225 of 260
you people are nuts. 2 is the best of the films by far, and the arc of 2-4 is quite good overall.
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