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(Entertainment Weekly)   JJ Abrams passes on Star Wars, says he will only ruin one science fiction franchise at a time   (insidemovies.ew.com) divider line 18
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2012-12-27 12:15:56 PM  
3 votes:

LlamaGirl: Star Wars is terrible. Just terrible.


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2012-12-27 11:40:14 AM  
3 votes:
Oh I can see I am going to have alot of fun in this thread...


angrymacface: Why would he need to take on Star Wars? He's already trying to turn Star Trek  into Star Wars. Hell, he had R2-D2 in the last movie, for crying out loud.


l.yimg.com

Easter eggs are exactly that. Only easter eggs.

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2012-12-27 04:24:01 PM  
1 votes:

Ishkur: during the scene where Gandalf couldn't recall the name of the other two wizards, I was the only one in the theatre who called out "Alatar and Pallando!


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2012-12-27 03:22:18 PM  
1 votes:

spidermann: Plot holes = read the comic miniseries before watching the movie. It is all explained.


kunochan.com

Why do I need to read a comic to understand a movie's plot?

RevRaven: Yeah, JJ turned Star Trek into Star Wars.


... Complete with the gratuitous destruction of a peaceful planet. My head just exploded.

Techhell: Seriously, Star Trek Lensflare was nothing but a naked cash grab. Capitalize on characters who have crossed over into mainstream culture ("Beam me up, Scotty, there's no intelligent life down here."), put together a story with just enough nods to the source material to make it look like they know it, pick beautiful people and make it very action-oriented. Then deliberately belittle the original series to have a built in defense against arguments that "This isn't Star Trek." before the movie even comes out, and voila.


I don't think they deliberately set out to do it. I think Abrams' is just friggin' lazy.

"Nevermind that Jim Kirk had to have been naturally driven to become Starfleet's youngest captain and Spock already had issues being half-human we need instant wangst and motivation. Let's whack their parents."

Jim from Saint Paul: This is the only Star Trek Movie that is like the original series. While most would consider it ok, to good, even more consider it boring and some not worth a rewatch.


Balance Of Terror, The Gaileo Seven, City On The Edge Of Forever, and The Doomsday Machine beg to differ, and those are just the episodes I can rattle off-hand that had more action and/or drama than The Motionless Picture.
2012-12-27 03:07:39 PM  
1 votes:
www.fact.co.uk

This is the only Star Trek Movie that is like the original series. While most would consider it ok, to good, even more consider it boring and some not worth a rewatch.

Gene Roddenberry's version of ST is what we in the Star Trek Community, generally piss on. All you have to do is look to Star Wars to see the same thing. Best movie of the series? Empire Strikes Back... the one he had the LEAST amount of control over and did the LEAST amount of editing.

2009 get's biatchslapped on the internet by Trekkies who ADORE Wrath of Kahn. And this hypocrisy is totally amusing.
2012-12-27 02:09:30 PM  
1 votes:

Minus 1 Charisma: I'm a huge Star Trek fan...
The latest Star Trek movie wasn't a Star Trek movie. It was Hollywood garbage for the wal-mart masses of idiot Americans. That can be said (sort of) for the TNG films as well - but it wasn't nearly as blatant as the latest one which only served to extract as much money as possible from as many of the brain-dead, wal-mart shopping masses. If you watched the latest Star Trek and you call it a "good movie" then you are part of the problem. The movie was farking ridiculously stupid.
Come to think of it movies all farking suck these days.
Get off my lawn.


You know if you had mentioned wal-mart one more time in that post they would have given you a $25 gift card.
2012-12-27 01:40:32 PM  
1 votes:

Minus 1 Charisma: I simply cannot accept the garbage that qualifies as cinema now. I wish I could be like you and not have that problem, but I guess I'm just too goddamned intelligent - it's a blessing and a curse.


So what you're saying is that I'm not intelligent because I enjoy different movies? Fascinating.

You sir, are a terrible person and I kind of hope you get a paper cut from one of your smart people books and it gets so infected that your hand falls off!
2012-12-27 01:31:56 PM  
1 votes:

LlamaGirl: I'm proud to be "part of the problem" if it keeps pissing off curmudgeoney asshats like yourself.

PEOPLE LIKE DIFFERENT THINGS! OH MY GOD! The horror!!!


I simply cannot accept the garbage that qualifies as cinema now. I wish I could be like you and not have that problem, but I guess I'm just too goddamned intelligent - it's a blessing and a curse.
I'm encouraging people to have higher standards. If they did we would have better "art" in film instead of constantly being offered the cinematic equivalent of Taylor Swift's new single. I don't want all the available music to be Taylor Swift any more than I want all the available movies to be like the new "Star Trek". For people who can "see through" the action sequences to the shallow worthless p.o.s. that movies like that one are it can be quite frustrating. Avatar and Dark Knight Rises are also fine examples of this. They are embarrassing to watch...but like rats to the feeder bar people just throw money at them and so shiat films just never stop.
Until one day...
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2012-12-27 12:59:16 PM  
1 votes:
I'm a huge Star Trek fan...
The latest Star Trek movie wasn't a Star Trek movie. It was Hollywood garbage for the wal-mart masses of idiot Americans. That can be said (sort of) for the TNG films as well - but it wasn't nearly as blatant as the latest one which only served to extract as much money as possible from as many of the brain-dead, wal-mart shopping masses. If you watched the latest Star Trek and you call it a "good movie" then you are part of the problem. The movie was farking ridiculously stupid.
Come to think of it movies all farking suck these days.
Get off my lawn.
2012-12-27 12:55:42 PM  
1 votes:

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: No, it wasn't. Incoherent babbling about shiat no one cares about...


Are you done now? It's called an opinion, man.

You should see a doctor for the PTSD that film inflicted upon your fragile little soul.
2012-12-27 12:40:14 PM  
1 votes:

Farking Canuck: texdent: NERD FIGHT!!!

On a related note: X-Wing vs Defiant

Don't you think a single man fighter vs. a small but bleeding edge warship is a miss match right from the start??


Not if a Jedi is doing the piloting.
2012-12-27 12:19:53 PM  
1 votes:

Kyro: LlamaGirl: Star Wars is terrible. Just terrible.

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You too fight nice. Also, Episode I is an affront to God himself.
2012-12-27 12:14:16 PM  
1 votes:

Big Beef Burrito: zedster: LlamaGirl: But Star Trek was good.

good film? meh, it was fun but I refuse to call any film with Tyler Perry in it good

I felt it was an enjoyable action flick but failed to use any of the Star Trek moral quandaries, it just ran over itself

That being said Star Wars in the movies themselves was a space opera and not too scifi-y so it actually would be better helmed by JJ "Lens Flair" Abrams

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


TO BE THE LENS, YOU HAVE TO BEAT THE LENS!
2012-12-27 12:13:13 PM  
1 votes:

Jim from Saint Paul: Rev. Skarekroe: I liked the new Star Trek, but that's a funny headline.

Can't think of any excuse to hide a starship under the ocean, though. The more I think about it, the dumber it seems...

The trailer shows a ship crashing into the water. Why are people NOT assuming that's the ship being towed/taken OUT of it in some way?


***SPOILERS***

It's right in the first ten minutes that they showed before The Hobbit's opening weekend IMAX showings. They're on a planet that's going to experience a cataclysmic event and they're trying to avoid being seen by the primitive natives while preventing the event. They're forced to keep the Enterprise nearby without violating the Prime Directive and thus are hiding it under an ocean, which Scotty really, really, really doesn't approve of. Guess who violates the Prime Directive anyway when he sees something shiny?
2012-12-27 12:03:17 PM  
1 votes:

zedster: LlamaGirl: But Star Trek was good.

good film? meh, it was fun but I refuse to call any film with Tyler Perry in it good

I felt it was an enjoyable action flick but failed to use any of the Star Trek moral quandaries, it just ran over itself

That being said Star Wars in the movies themselves was a space opera and not too scifi-y so it actually would be better helmed by JJ "Lens Flair" Abrams


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2012-12-27 11:59:44 AM  
1 votes:

bluorangefyre: LlamaGirl: But Star Trek was good.

THIS!  If anybody ruined Star Trek it was Rick Berman and whoever the other guy was who took over Trek after Roddenberry died.



Brannon Braga. To add insult to injury for millions of Trekkers, he was also banging Jeri Ryan for a while.
2012-12-27 11:43:10 AM  
1 votes:
These new star wars movies are going to be awesomely bad. I can't wait for Johnny Depp to be the new Han.
2012-12-27 11:36:57 AM  
1 votes:
Why would he need to take on Star Wars? He's already trying to turn Star Trek  into Star Wars. Hell, he had R2-D2 in the last movie, for crying out loud.
 
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