Star Trek (2009)

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I find the funniest and most unbelievable thing is that some people still pay money to watch Star Trek AND then complain about the realism levels in a show that has been around for 50+ years! :p

I'd have thought that after 10 films, 4 different series and cartoon series' too (and that is just what I can think of at the moment), that most people would have a clue as to what they are about to watch??? :rolleyes: :D
 

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I was very suprised when I saw it. I didn't know it was set up as an 'alternate Trek universe' when I went to see it. So when Vulcan was destroyed I was expecting the Enterprise to get red matter, go back in time to destroy the mining ship when it first appears in the past, save Kirks father and Vulcan. But that didn't happen and the film finished with Vulcan gone and the Vulcan race diminished in numbers. I just imagined the red faced rage of hardcore Trekkies and smiled.

Yes it had plot holes and things I didn't like (agree about the Spock love interest being bad) but it was a kick up the arse to the franchise, a virtual two fingers to the hardcore fans who can recite the entire "history" of the Star Trek universe and an entertaining stand alone film.

I love Star Trek, but still loved the film.
 

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I think it's a great movie, but I'm not convinced it can rejuvenate the franchise - for every recreation of the canon, we'll know how it can happen. Take Kahn, for example - we know we'll find the Botany Bay afloat, but, after that, what can Kirk and crew do with those people? Either Kirk and crew take back their ship and maroon the outcasts (as happened in TOS) or the outcasts take over the ship and try to take over the Federation - and get blasted by several dozen Enterprise-class warships. In either case, there's really no room for creativity.

The franchise can go on for a little longer, but not much longer.
 

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Liked: -

Karl "Warmongering?" Urban.
The phasers with the barrels that flipped when changing from stun to kill mode.
The shot of the Enterprise being build on Earth.


Didn't like :-
The New Enterprise. It was too space-shippy (yes I know its a space ship). The bridge was a bit too shiny. I wasn't keen on the exterior changes either.
Kirk. He was just a little too cocky. Kirk was arrogant at times, but he was very human, and aware of his own flaws. The new Kirk was just begging for a slap.

The Plot. I know it was all just a set up in order to get the younger versions of the characters onto the Enterprise, but it all seemed a bit convenient. Not sure how else they could have gone about it though.
 

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I'll agree, plot holes a starship could fly through, but it was something of an enjoyable movie. I enjoyed Karl Urban's portrayal of Bones, he was spot on across the board, from his "Dammit Jim"s to "Are you out of you Vulcan Mind?"
nobody else had the previous characters as accurately done. Yeah, the change up of universe to give the writers some leeway was kinda cool, and was an excellent way to introduce a new enterprise, as well as differences of crew. A "fatherless" Kirk being more daring than Shatner's version. but still having an affinity for green....
 

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It was fun - couldn't understand why Vulcan was destroyed, though.

Trek has never been very good with continuity, but certainly felt more alive than the previous later films.

Actually enjoyed the young Spock, despite original mis-givings.

One thing I really didn;t like - the focus on camera shake. TV documentaries do that to add a sense of urgency on the small screen - I really don't think it works in the cinema - denigrates the epic silver screen to TV style, and just makes the audience dizzy for no reason, I think. :)
 

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It was fun - couldn't understand why Vulcan was destroyed, though.

Trek has never been very good with continuity, but certainly felt more alive than the previous later films.

Actually enjoyed the young Spock, despite original mis-givings.

One thing I really didn;t like - the focus on camera shake. TV documentaries do that to add a sense of urgency on the small screen - I really don't think it works in the cinema - denigrates the epic silver screen to TV style, and just makes the audience dizzy for no reason, I think. :)
Which scene was that in Brian?
 

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Which scene was that in Brian?
I really noticed it in the bar scene early on - camera kept moving - very intentional.

I think that was part of the whole resetting of the storyline, a clean break from the past into a parallel universe, and given the Apple-like styling of the Enterprises iBridge should we begin calling this "iTrek" or the "iTrek Universe"?

:D
Also, gives a clear entry into a sequel - the Search for Vulcan. (Or something like that.) :)
 

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Also, gives a clear entry into a sequel - the Search for Vulcan. (Or something like that.) :)
It's over there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there, and there!

"I cannae fix it Captain - I need more superglue!"

:D
 

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I saw it last night since my sister rented the DVD.

I was hugely surprised since i didnt really believe the rave reviews of the fans i have seen in forums.

I have been a fan of the old show, not since then really. Not that i was around in the 60s but i thought it was fun when i saw the re-runs.

This movie felt like they updated the series really well. I thought they nailed most characters specially Zachary Quinto was great as Spock. It was surprisingly well written story for a SF blockbuster in hollywood. I kept smiling how it felt like watching a real awesome ST movie.

Leonard Nimroy's role was a surprise to me since i didnt read anything about the film before. It was very cool seeing him act well in his old role.

Really its the only big blockbuster movie i have seen this year that i hope for a strong sequel. I only wish i saw it in the cinema....
 
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