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2012-01-05 08:54:47 AM
HAAAA! See, it's funny because people always talk about the lensflare in that movie! Hee haw, aint that a kneeslapper?

/fark sake
//I guess it makes the truly funny headlines stand out more
 
2012-01-05 08:56:24 AM
Wow. He looks exactly how I expect a guy named Benedict Cumberbatch to look.
 
2012-01-05 09:01:12 AM
Benedict Cumberbatch would actually be a good name for a villainous Sci-Fi character.
 
2012-01-05 09:01:51 AM

Titor's Time Machine: HAAAA! See, it's funny because people always talk about the lensflare in that movie! Hee haw, aint that a kneeslapper?

/fark sake
//I guess it makes the truly funny headlines stand out more


JJ Abrams learned nothing from Star Trek's lens flare debacle. Go see Super 8. The lens flare was just as bad. I fully expect ST2 to continue the horrid tradition. It will probably also have shaky-cam.
 
2012-01-05 09:05:23 AM

Elvis_Bogart: Benedict Cumberbatch would actually be a good name for a villainous Sci-Fi character.


Or for a dread pirate in a fantasy romantic comedy.
 
2012-01-05 09:08:11 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Titor's Time Machine: HAAAA! See, it's funny because people always talk about the lensflare in that movie! Hee haw, aint that a kneeslapper?

/fark sake
//I guess it makes the truly funny headlines stand out more

JJ Abrams learned nothing from Star Trek's lens flare debacle. Go see Super 8. The lens flare was just as bad. I fully expect ST2 to continue the horrid tradition. It will probably also have shaky-cam.


1. Use lens flare a lot
2. Profit!
3. Learn...?
 
2012-01-05 09:08:49 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Titor's Time Machine: HAAAA! See, it's funny because people always talk about the lensflare in that movie! Hee haw, aint that a kneeslapper?

/fark sake
//I guess it makes the truly funny headlines stand out more

JJ Abrams learned nothing from Star Trek's lens flare debacle. Go see Super 8. The lens flare was just as bad. I fully expect ST2 to continue the horrid tradition. It will probably also have shaky-cam.


I've heard Star Trek 2 was going to be a 'found footage' movie pieced together from tri-corder recordings
 
2012-01-05 09:09:29 AM
as long as it doesnt get in the way of more episodes of sherlock
 
2012-01-05 09:09:43 AM
JJ Abrams sure does know how to send love letters to geeks.

Him, Peter Jackson, and Joss Whedon should start their own country club.

/It'd be the best country club ever!
//Hire Guillermo Del Toro to design the golf course
 
2012-01-05 09:10:10 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Titor's Time Machine: HAAAA! See, it's funny because people always talk about the lensflare in that movie! Hee haw, aint that a kneeslapper?

/fark sake
//I guess it makes the truly funny headlines stand out more

JJ Abrams learned nothing from Star Trek's lens flare debacle. Go see Super 8. The lens flare was just as bad. I fully expect ST2 to continue the horrid tradition. It will probably also have shaky-cam.


It was nowhere near as bad in Super 8. There was definitely some excessive lens flare, but there were maybe one or two shots where it was actually distracting, as opposed to half the shots in Star Trek.
 
2012-01-05 09:11:25 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Titor's Time Machine: HAAAA! See, it's funny because people always talk about the lensflare in that movie! Hee haw, aint that a kneeslapper?

/fark sake
//I guess it makes the truly funny headlines stand out more

JJ Abrams learned nothing from Star Trek's lens flare debacle. Go see Super 8. The lens flare was just as bad. I fully expect ST2 to continue the horrid tradition. It will probably also have shaky-cam.


A) I wasn't white knighting ST or JJ. I was lamenting your awful headline.

2) Since you brought it up, I quite enjoyed both ST & Super 8. Lesson learned I guess?

III) Potato!
 
2012-01-05 09:18:36 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: JJ Abrams learned nothing from Star Trek's lens flare debacle. Go see Super 8. The lens flare was just as bad. I fully expect ST2 to continue the horrid tradition. It will probably also have shaky-cam.


Except for where he said he was sorry he overused it and will not do that in the future.
 
2012-01-05 09:19:27 AM

kungfu jesus with a side of lime: as long as it doesnt get in the way of more episodes of sherlock


Nope - those are already airing in the UK.

Not really happy that Benedict Cumberbatch is the voice of Smaug in The Hobbit, though.

/Benedict Cumberbatch
//Benedict Cumberbatch
///Benedict Cumberbatch
////sounds like a punch line to an Eddie Izzard joke.
 
2012-01-05 09:21:49 AM

Titor's Time Machine: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Titor's Time Machine: HAAAA! See, it's funny because people always talk about the lensflare in that movie! Hee haw, aint that a kneeslapper?

/fark sake
//I guess it makes the truly funny headlines stand out more

JJ Abrams learned nothing from Star Trek's lens flare debacle. Go see Super 8. The lens flare was just as bad. I fully expect ST2 to continue the horrid tradition. It will probably also have shaky-cam.

A) I wasn't white knighting ST or JJ. I was lamenting your awful headline.

2) Since you brought it up, I quite enjoyed both ST & Super 8. Lesson learned I guess?

III) Potato!


It wasn't my headline and my comment wasn't on the entertainment value of the movies, but rather the technical and artistic merit of unnecessary and distracting camera techniques.

បី) I also enjoyed both films, in spite of the lens flare and shaky-cam.
 
2012-01-05 09:21:52 AM

jimb213: It was nowhere near as bad in Super 8. There was definitely some excessive lens flare, but there were maybe one or two shots where it was actually distracting, as opposed to half the shots in Star Trek.


I actually didn't notice it in Super 8, but found it distracting in ST. That being said I was really disappointed in Super 8. It was well made, but just underwhelming overall for me. There were parts that I really enjoyed (especially how it had an 80's type feel with the kids actually acting like kids and swearing, because kids do do that), but it just never came together for me.

timswar: Him, Peter Jackson, and Joss Whedon should start their own country club.


Once The Avengers comes out you might have a point, but Whedon's (in the director's chair) film efforts haven't exactly knocked it out of the park.
 
2012-01-05 09:22:05 AM
A movie with Zachary Quinto AND Benedict Cumberbatch?

The movie theaters in Berlin should start installing moisture-proof seats!
 
2012-01-05 09:22:40 AM
I like Benedict. It's been rumored that Moffat is actually considering having him play the new "Master" sometime in the future in Doctor Who. That would be really cool to match him up against Matt Smith's Doctor.

/I think people would go head over heels insane happy if it was announced Daniel Day Lewis was signed on to play the new Star Trek villain
//be the only time people would root for Kirk to die
 
2012-01-05 09:23:22 AM

Shadow Blasko: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: JJ Abrams learned nothing from Star Trek's lens flare debacle. Go see Super 8. The lens flare was just as bad. I fully expect ST2 to continue the horrid tradition. It will probably also have shaky-cam.

Except for where he said he was sorry he overused it and will not do that in the future.


Yeah, he said that right after Star Trek, and then he released Super Lens Flare 8.
 
2012-01-05 09:24:47 AM

TheGrayCat: Not really happy that Benedict Cumberbatch is the voice of Smaug in The Hobbit, though.


Not only the voice.

I read somewhere that he'll do the whole motion-cature thingamagic for Smaug.

*happydance*
 
2012-01-05 09:28:34 AM
90% of you people didn't know what lens flare was before the movie, didn't notice it when you saw the movie, but later jumped on the geek bandwagon when you saw it as a criticism of the movie because you were looking for a reason to hate it.
 
2012-01-05 09:31:11 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Shadow Blasko: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: JJ Abrams learned nothing from Star Trek's lens flare debacle. Go see Super 8. The lens flare was just as bad. I fully expect ST2 to continue the horrid tradition. It will probably also have shaky-cam.

Except for where he said he was sorry he overused it and will not do that in the future.

Yeah, he said that right after Star Trek, and then he released Super Lens Flare 8.


Which was already in the can.
 
2012-01-05 09:31:49 AM

WaltzingMathilda: 90% of you people didn't know what lens flare was before the movie, didn't notice it when you saw the movie, but later jumped on the geek bandwagon when you saw it as a criticism of the movie because you were looking for a reason to hate it.


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-01-05 09:35:38 AM
I guess I must be blind then, because I watched Star Trek (2009) and really never even noticed the lens flare.

Mind you, I only saw it once, back when it was in theaters. The only thing I really noticed about the look was how the Enterprise now had an Apple iBridge.
 
2012-01-05 09:57:39 AM
As for a villain I would love to see Benedict Cumberbatch cast as Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones. He should be able to pull off all the crazy that the Dreadfort has to offer.
 
2012-01-05 10:02:01 AM
As a Star Trek fan... I absolutely hate the new movie, the direction it takes the franchise, and the overall "feel" of it.

As a general movie.... it was actually halfway, with way too many "convenient because the plot says so" moments. It looked pretty, but it lacked any and all depth. The ending was a farking travesty and it should have been altered to show him being given a battlefield commission of Ensign or even Lt.... but to have his skip straight to Captain... it was farking stupid.
 
2012-01-05 10:02:12 AM
This thread has the
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2012-01-05 10:08:41 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: WaltzingMathilda: 90% of you people didn't know what lens flare was before the movie, didn't notice it when you saw the movie, but later jumped on the geek bandwagon when you saw it as a criticism of the movie because you were looking for a reason to hate it.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 500x271]


Me - I thought it added to the movie and didn't notice it until I saw the behind the scenes clip with the DVD.
 
2012-01-05 10:09:31 AM
Wait... This can't be true. This is too good to be true.

First Noel Clarke, and now this... Whats next? Finding a way to work in Michael Gambon or Emma Watson?

/looking forward to this
//e only reason I ever noticed lens flare in the first one was because of the people who whined about it.
 
2012-01-05 10:12:19 AM
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2012-01-05 10:12:39 AM
I could actually choke down the atrocious cinematography if the script wasn't written by a disinterested 12 year old. Hey! throw in a car commercial. Hey! Lets commit a war crime and maroon a crew member pirate style. Hey! Lets get kirk from dishonourable discharge to captain of the flagship in a couple hours.

This dude is a young post 90's Lucas.
 
2012-01-05 10:18:58 AM
You just got signed for a major part in Star Trek, so why such a long face?

i.huffpost.com
 
2012-01-05 10:23:09 AM

Mildot: You just got signed for a major part in Star Trek, so why such a long face?

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Dude, he suffers from end stage cumberbatch syndrome. Not cool.
 
2012-01-05 10:31:56 AM

Dughan: As a general movie.... it was actually halfway, with way too many "convenient because the plot says so" moments. It looked pretty, but it lacked any and all depth. The ending was a farking travesty and it should have been altered to show him being given a battlefield commission of Ensign or even Lt.... but to have his skip straight to Captain... it was farking stupid.


Agreed. The thing that bothered me most was the bastardization of established canon. Before someone brings up alternate timelines, even the stuff before the timeline altered is different. For example Kirk was born in Iowa, not outer space. His birth occurred right after the timeline altered. Beyond that ages of the characters have changed. The most insulting thing is with any alternate timeline the further you get from the branching point the less similarity there is between timelines. Yet all the same characters (with the same roles) still end up on the Enterprise 20 some years later?

They should have completely flushed continuity, or (even better) they should have done a ST that was not about Kirk and company.
 
2012-01-05 10:32:54 AM
he can cuminmysnatch with as many lensflares as he wants.
 
2012-01-05 10:40:51 AM
I don't want to watch the Space Seed or the Wrath of Khan again. If you're going to bastardize the time continuum, then do something with it.
 
2012-01-05 10:48:34 AM
Benedict Cumberbatch, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Was there a trend of REALLY British names 20-30 years back?
 
2012-01-05 10:50:29 AM

mjbok: jimb213: It was nowhere near as bad in Super 8. There was definitely some excessive lens flare, but there were maybe one or two shots where it was actually distracting, as opposed to half the shots in Star Trek.

I actually didn't notice it in Super 8, but found it distracting in ST. That being said I was really disappointed in Super 8. It was well made, but just underwhelming overall for me. There were parts that I really enjoyed (especially how it had an 80's type feel with the kids actually acting like kids and swearing, because kids do do that), but it just never came together for me.

timswar: Him, Peter Jackson, and Joss Whedon should start their own country club.

Once The Avengers comes out you might have a point, but Whedon's (in the director's chair) film efforts haven't exactly knocked it out of the park.


How dare you! Serentity was the greatest work of science fiction in motion picture history!

/actually, I've never even seen an episode of Firefly
 
2012-01-05 10:56:35 AM

gunga galunga: How dare you! Serentity was the greatest work of science fiction in motion picture history!

/actually, I've never even seen an episode of Firefly


Yes, it managed to disappoint both fans (by killing off a beloved character) and newbs (none of the characters meant anything to someone not already familiar with them).
 
2012-01-05 10:57:12 AM

gunga galunga: How dare you! Serentity was the greatest work of science fiction in motion picture history!

/actually, I've never even seen an episode of Firefly


You're doing yourself a disservice.
 
2012-01-05 10:59:38 AM

WaltzingMathilda: 90% of you people didn't know what lens flare was before the movie, didn't notice it when you saw the movie, but later jumped on the geek bandwagon when you saw it as a criticism of the movie because you were looking for a reason to hate it.


THIS. I still didn't know what it was until I googled it.

/ What a stupid "criticism".
 
2012-01-05 11:00:09 AM

Disposable Rob: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Was there a trend of REALLY British names 20-30 years back?


probably in great britain there was.

these people you named aren't from f*cking ohio.
 
2012-01-05 11:01:34 AM

WaltzingMathilda: 90% of you people didn't know what lens flare was before the movie, didn't notice it when you saw the movie, but later jumped on the geek bandwagon when you saw it as a criticism of the movie because you were looking for a reason to hate it.


I can actually agreee with this. I didn't notice it at all in Super 8. For most of the past year, I've heard mostly about how great Super 8 is, and this lens flare thing seems to be a recent criticism that has taken me by surprise.
 
2012-01-05 11:05:05 AM

Aarontology: Wow. He looks exactly how I expect a guy named Benedict Cumberbatch to look.


You should check out Sherlock (I think it's returning to Masterpiece Theater on PBS later this month). He's really good.


FooDog: As for a villain I would love to see Benedict Cumberbatch cast as Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones.


I like this idea.
 
2012-01-05 11:06:11 AM

DarnoKonrad: I don't want to watch the Space Seed or the Wrath of Khan again. If you're going to bastardize the time continuum, then do something with it.


Know how I know you're angry that it took a reboot for Star Trek movies to be good again?
 
2012-01-05 11:06:23 AM

Dr. Whoof: gunga galunga: How dare you! Serentity was the greatest work of science fiction in motion picture history!

/actually, I've never even seen an episode of Firefly

You're doing yourself a disservice.


It's not that I don't want to see it, but I already have too many TV shows that I'm trying to catch up on. That and after so many Star Trek series, I'm kind of burnt out on the whole "eclectic group of space exploreres and their amazing adventures in space" theme.

But I am intrigued in how Firefly melds the sci-fi genre with the western genre.
 
2012-01-05 11:08:05 AM

Dughan: As a Star Trek fan... I absolutely hate the new movie, the direction it takes the franchise, and the overall "feel" of it.

As a general movie.... it was actually halfway, with way too many "convenient because the plot says so" moments. It looked pretty, but it lacked any and all depth. The ending was a farking travesty and it should have been altered to show him being given a battlefield commission of Ensign or even Lt.... but to have his skip straight to Captain... it was farking stupid.


The old Star Trek movies were atrocious and did not age well at all... Even First Contact was terrible. They most certainly weren't meant for a mass audience. The new Star Trek, definitely loved it, and it would've made me catch up on the old stuff if I didn't remember what disappointments they were. It is akin to watching the awesomeness that is Casino Royale and then diving back to all those old really cheesy and boring James Bond movies that were nothing like their current incarnation.
 
2012-01-05 11:09:50 AM

gunga galunga: Dr. Whoof: gunga galunga: How dare you! Serentity was the greatest work of science fiction in motion picture history!

/actually, I've never even seen an episode of Firefly

You're doing yourself a disservice.

It's not that I don't want to see it, but I already have too many TV shows that I'm trying to catch up on. That and after so many Star Trek series, I'm kind of burnt out on the whole "eclectic group of space exploreres and their amazing adventures in space" theme.


Also, I gave up on BSG because I just got sick to death of every other word being "frack". If you're going to use faux profanity, use it sparingly. Too much and it sounds farking ridiculous.

I understand Firefly has the same gorram problem.
 
2012-01-05 11:13:01 AM

gunga galunga: t's not that I don't want to see it, but I already have too many TV shows that I'm trying to catch up on. That and after so many Star Trek series, I'm kind of burnt out on the whole "eclectic group of space exploreres and their amazing adventures in space" theme.


That's not the theme of Firefly. The show is about, as Whedon himself put it, "...the kind of people the Enterprise would just blow right by." They are a group of smugglers just trying to get by under the thumb of an oppressive regime.
 
2012-01-05 11:13:11 AM

Blues_X: Aarontology: Wow. He looks exactly how I expect a guy named Benedict Cumberbatch to look.

You should check out Sherlock (I think it's returning to Masterpiece Theater on PBS later this month). He's really good.


For anyone who wants to see Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy in the same movie: Stuart - A Life Backwards. It's a magnificent little movie :-)

And for those who want to be utterly depressed by a Big Brother utopia: The Last Enemy (also with BC).
 
2012-01-05 11:13:53 AM

gunga galunga: gunga galunga:

Also, I gave up on BSG because I just got sick to death of every other word being "frack". If you're going to use faux profanity, use it sparingly. Too much and it sounds farking ridiculous.

No so much, no. This is Whedon we are talking about.

 
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