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Old 08-05-2009, 07:32
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Saw this yesterday at a digital screening. Excellent film. Very reverential towards the original series but still an exciting modern style film with great effects and a decent storyline. I think the opening sequence was one of the best I've seen for a while and actually quite emotional.

I also came out of the cinema desperately wanting to see a sequel, and I haven't felt like that for a long time.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:50
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i thought it was great, well acted and great storyline very clever i thought.
seeeing the trailors i thought the young kirk was just a little too young but no once the action starts you start to believe he is kirk
well worth seeing
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:56
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I totally agree with Robston. I also walked out wanting to see the sequel, I had a sillyl grin on my face all the way through and loved every minute of it. We watched it on the IMAX big screen, it was worth every penny.

I might go watch it again a few weeks
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:09
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Great first half but I'm mystified by all the hysteria tbh. The plot is cobbled together from bits of the previous Trek movies. An alien with a grudge against the Federation? How original! It's all very Emperor's New Clothes...

Other things that don't make sense/bugged me

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On the plus side, Karl Urban was superb as Bones and Pine was good too.
Hopefully the next film will have a better plot.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:13
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I have to agree with a great performance from Karl Urban as McCoy.

Oh, and you have to remember Romulans are related to Vulcans so live to a great age, 25 years to them is nothing. T'Pol was 63 in Enterprise.

Overall great film, would recommend it. Hope it proves sucessful so Paramount decide to comission more.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:16
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Oh, and you have to remember Romulans are related to Vulcans so live to a great age, 25 years to them is nothing. T'Pol was 63 in Enterprise.
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Granted, but even Spock goes grey eventually.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:21
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Granted, but even Spock goes grey eventually.
Eventually is the right word, he is in his mid 100's
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:51
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Eventually is the right word, he is in his mid 100's
Fair enough

Amusingly, the Guardian review refers to Nero as a Klingon!
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:00
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Eventually is the right word, he is in his mid 100's
According to Star Trek Online, Romulas and Remus are destroyed in the year (regular year) 2387, since Spock was born in 2230 that makes him 157 in the film.

I also came out of the cinema thirsty for a sequel, or even a television series (which given the background of a lot of the young actors shouldn't be that impossible).
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:39
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I watched it last night.

Excellent, wow.

Ticks all my boxes and then some.
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Old 08-05-2009, 13:27
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Ooooo i am glad i read this thread. I'm going to see this tonight and i was excited by the trailers, i'm even more excited now

I'll give my verdict tonight when i get back
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Old 08-05-2009, 21:32
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I'm surprised to see people liked it!! lol I was expecting "its destroyed Trek forever".

Although I've just had a quick peek at the Startrek.com boards... and that's where you'll find comments like that.

As for me... I loved it!! Bring on Trek 2.1
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Old 08-05-2009, 21:54
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hey wheres Capt, Kirk our Willie shatner... loved him..
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Old 08-05-2009, 21:57
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It's a good film. Exciting, thought-provoking and very funny.

Only the very end seemed misjudged (you'll know what I mean if you've seen it) - suddenly it was just a TV spin-off. And the end titles may a homage but they just look cheap.
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Old 08-05-2009, 21:57
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It's a good film. Exciting, thought-provoking and very funny.

Only the very end seemed misjudged (you'll know what I mean if you've seen it) - suddenly it was just a TV spin-off. And the end titles may a homage but they just look cheap.
aw disappointing
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Old 08-05-2009, 22:15
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Saw the movie today (with the wife and a mate from work) at Birmingham Imax, loved it.
However I think I found a flaw (hiding it though)
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Loved Scottys tribble.
Karl Urban gave the truest character 'interpretation' for me.
Laughed at poor Checkov's computer pronunciation problems

Can't wait to go and see it again.
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Old 08-05-2009, 22:56
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Donít miss - Miserabilist Tom Paulin reviews the Trek flick in a few mins on Late Review!
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Old 08-05-2009, 23:41
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Can you believe I am 40 years old and I've never watched a Star Trek film.

Should I start at the very beginning with this latest film? Is that the best way?
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Old 08-05-2009, 23:47
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Just seen it tonight, totally and utterly loved it !!

Was in fear of a "phantom menace" but thankfully there were no JarJar Binks moments at all, I thought the references to the other movies and other series were fantastic, the casting was utter brilliant, Karl Urban totally nailed the McCoy role as did Zachary Quinto, he WAS Spock, at no point did I think of Sylar.

There was the spark of chemistry between the crew which could have so easily been missing, it was funny without being too "Red Dwarf", it also caught the fun and excitement of the original Star Trek without the nerdy edge to The Next Generation.

All in all an excellent film and I'm seriously tempted to see it again.
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Old 09-05-2009, 00:42
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Did anyone find that little ship, with the spinning element (speaking vaguely so as not to spoil)... familiar??

I did, but just cant place it.
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:17
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When old Spock mentioned something about "120 years hence", I thought that was Leonard Nimoy revealing his true age!

That dude is old. Older than Methuselah.

Bones was cool though, his "Damn it man!" was on the money!

Cool film
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:13
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well, as an TOS devotee of a certain age (which is starting to get to me now!) i went to see it expecting to be disappointed. I wasn't!

It was great! I've read some of the reviewers comments about the plot, but they need to get some perspective. it is a big screen sci-fi blockbuster, it's not meant to be shakespeare.

I've never been a fan of the use of time-travel elements, but really think Abrams got it right here. the way he has re-booted the series, while preserving the heritage i think shows how much he cared about getting it right.

In terms of the other posts here, i agree, 'bones' was a work of genius and he easily had the best scences.

If you're unsure, go and see it. You will be entertained!

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Old 09-05-2009, 09:07
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Can you believe I am 40 years old and I've never watched a Star Trek film.

Should I start at the very beginning with this latest film? Is that the best way?
Hmm tricky one. Some may say that you should start from the originals and then watch this BUT I don't think you need to. This film is a perfect introduction to all the characters.
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And talking of characterisation. Did anyone notice the perfect Shatnerism that Pine gave at the end?

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Old 09-05-2009, 09:14
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I thought it was brilliant. I hold The Original Series quite close to my heart so I was a little concerned I might not like the film but I was really impressed. The plot was pretty thin and there were some holes, but it didn't take anything away from the experience. What I really loved were all the character moments and I was impressed that characterisation wasn't sacrificed and the film made into just another generic sci-fi action flick when it so easily could have been.

The acting was top notch. Zachary Quinto was Spock, no doubt about it, and Karl Urban stole the show. I was wary of Chris Pine because he's so young but he really impressed me and I was sold on his take on Kirk by the end of the film. There wasn't anyone in the cast who wasn't worthy and the chemistry between everyone was amazing - I could believe they would go on to be a legendary team in the future.

I'll be seeing the film again, definitely. It looked really beautiful on the big screen.
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:06
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I totally loved this film. Must have been really difficult to cast the characters as the originals are so iconic now but they did a really good job...especially Karl Urban as McCoy. True there are some plot problems but the sheer pace, look and panache of the film helps overcome that to a degree. Way better than the last Trek movie 'Nemisis' btw, but then again would be hard not to be

One question though: Is the Spock/Uhuru thing new to this movie as I don't recall there ever being any feelings between them before?
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