- New Star Trek film – recommendations?
While I watched most of the original Shatner Treks, and a couple of the films on telly, I always felt them to be pretty cheesy, like the TV Batman series. The JJ Abrahms re-boot, on the other hand, I really enjoyed; it had humour but it had mor action, and better scripting, so I’m really looking forward to this one. Cumberbatch looks like a terrific bad guy, it now being common knowledge who he really is.Posted 4 years ago
Can’t wait for Pacific Rim, as well, just saw the TV trailer; 400′ mecha and giant alien monsters, with Del Toro directing.
What’s not to like!kimbersSubscriber
I thought it was better than the first one (less time travel plot holes!)
sherlock was an excellent baddie, chris pine was a lot better than in the first one too, but it was a bit predictable and I think they are trying too hard to shoehorn in a lot of characters and jokes that developed over time in the original
saying that its an excellent action film and Id recommendPosted 4 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
And you require accuracy and plausibility
Always, or I can’t suspend my disbelief. A joy of good SF is the consistency and plausibility of the extrapolation from our understanding of how our universe works (the science bit). Otherwise it’s just magic. The fascination of the genre is how people (like us) cope with that extrapolation. The fighting and bravery aspect is a cowboy movie. Roddenbury always said Star Trek was a “Western in Space”.
Given that a large proportion of target audience for Star Trek are smart people, it’s really important to avoid bad physics and gaping plot holes or its just too incredible.
On balance I was disappointed with what I felt was an incoherent plot. A shame as I loved the reboot concept, casting and some individual performances.Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriber
Not long in from seeing it tonight. went for the 3D performance and I thought it was really worthwhile, especially with some of the space scenes and the last fight scene. I’d managed to avoid reading about it so the Cumberbatch character was a wee bit of a surprise. Lots of nice links to the original movies – many of which my daughter just didn’t appreciate. I like the way they’ve managed to do a re-boot without over-writing all of the original canon. The only bit I thought was really telegraphed was the tribble resurrection and its consequences.Posted 4 years ago
Just in from seeing it in Imax 3D. I thought it was fantastic tbh, yes there are some holes and some outright stupid bits/unbelievably clunky foreshadowing/Dramatic Moments but… Yeah. Huge success. Visually it’s mostly stunning- manages to feel immensely solid and full of impact unlike most flashy fx. I didn’t like the first one that much either so it was a real pleasant surprise
(also, is there some weird parasitic thing going on whereby Chris Pine sucks the talent out of Karl Urban? He’s terrible in this! Though to be fair he also got most of the duff lines and got to be stage front in the absolute worst moment in the entire bloomin film. Pine really put me off the first one, couldn’t stop thinking I wouldn’t leave him in charge of a packet of crisps never mind the Enterprise, but he does good this time.)Posted 4 years ago
Yeah, I really like him normally but it’s just bum note after bum note in this one. Like he’s trying to channel Deforrest Kelly and only really receiving the bad bits, or something. And there’s a lot of mad chin action, as though he thinks he’s still got the dredd hat on.
(but zomfg, I just looked at his imdb and there’s another riddick film coming out! What are the odds of that?)Posted 4 years agothepuristSubscriber
it’s not very star trek.
Klingons, Vulcans, Prime Directive, Spock, Kirk, Bones, Uhura, Enterprise, Shuttlecraft, Warp Drive, Tribbles, Transporters, Phasers set to stun, Photon Torpedoes, Mind Meld, Shoulder Pinch
Heck, it even had Kirk seducing TWO aliens.
How could it be MORE Star Trek?Posted 4 years ago
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