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(Deadline)   Despite lensflares and further destruction of the mythos, Star Trek: Into Darkness is the #1 film in the country, raking in $62.2 million. Iron Man 3 falls to #2 but continues to set records, and The Great Gatsby falls to #3   (deadline.com ) divider line
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2013-05-19 07:36:29 AM  
I wonder how #3 will work - I don't see any way Abrams directs it.
 
2013-05-19 07:45:19 AM  

DamnYankees: I wonder how #3 will work - I don't see any way Abrams directs it.


Why not?

/haven't seen #2 yet, so no spoilies please
 
2013-05-19 07:55:56 AM  

miss diminutive: DamnYankees: I wonder how #3 will work - I don't see any way Abrams directs it.

Why not?

/haven't seen #2 yet, so no spoilies please


There's no way he's going to make Star Trek - Star Wars - Star Trek.
 
2013-05-19 08:10:40 AM  

DamnYankees: miss diminutive: DamnYankees: I wonder how #3 will work - I don't see any way Abrams directs it.

Why not?

/haven't seen #2 yet, so no spoilies please

There's no way he's going to make Star Trek - Star Wars - Star Trek.


Unless he's the chosen one the prophesies spoke of...the man responsible for the vast nerd migration of the Star Wars Trek.
 
2013-05-19 08:11:33 AM  

DamnYankees: I wonder how #3 will work - I don't see any way Abrams directs it.


Given all the Trekkie nerds out there, they should rally together and write the script for him.   I wonder if it would withstand the cyber criticism.
 
2013-05-19 09:06:41 AM  
I actually liked it.
 
2013-05-19 09:56:47 AM  

urger: I actually liked it.


This, lens flare and all.
 
2013-05-19 10:21:02 AM  
I enjoyed it. Its a movie, uh had fun watching it

I can't believe they killed off chekov, though

/not really
//or did they
 
2013-05-19 10:44:14 AM  

labman: I can't believe they killed off chekov, though

/not really
//or did they


They might as well have, he's useless. Wasn't all that vital to TOS either, except in the movies where he was burned by V'ger, had a mind control worm put in his ear and fell off the battleship Enterprise in 1986.
 
2013-05-19 10:52:36 AM  
Saw it last night. Thought it was interesting  It does bounced around a bit, kind of reminds me of those make jokes while you're killing guys buddy movies. Not really, wasn't that bad.

But it was certainly no Skyfall as far as adding to the depth of the franchise.
 
2013-05-19 10:55:40 AM  

edmo: But it was certainly no Skyfall as far as adding to the depth of the franchise.


I don't think it tried to be.
 
2013-05-19 11:03:23 AM  

labman: I enjoyed it. Its a movie, uh had fun watching it

I can't believe they killed off chekov, though

/not really
//or did they


You have to admit that the love scene between Uhura and Nurse Chapel advanced the plot in new and exciting ways.
 
2013-05-19 11:12:52 AM  
Saw Star Trek last night, and I loved it.  I am the same guy that liked Voyager so take it with a grain of salt
 
2013-05-19 11:16:09 AM  
Thank goodness!  Now we can be sure we'll have Generic Space Movie #54265 Part 3.
 
2013-05-19 11:17:24 AM  
I really liked it, and my wife, who hadn't seen *spoiler* enjoyed it immensely. But then, I thought the high point of tv trek was DS9 and Manny Coto's run on Enterprise.

/The finale of Enterprise does not exist. I mean, it really doesn't. That was a mediocre TNG episode.
 
2013-05-19 11:19:37 AM  
The more I think about it, the less I like it. The writers worked too hard putting in anti-parallels to the original series (I cringed at Spock yelling). Though Spock as action hero was fun. Also, ships in orbit tend to stay in orbit; they don't fall out of the sky.
 
2013-05-19 11:21:51 AM  
I liked it, I was entertained, it went by fast, that's all I can ask of a movie.
 
2013-05-19 11:24:14 AM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Also, ships in orbit tend to stay in orbit; they don't fall out of the sky.


Not necessarily.  Depends on how fast it is orbiting and whether it is really orbiting or was just pointed in the general direction of the planet.
 
2013-05-19 11:25:47 AM  
For all of the big things in the movie that people are discussing, was anyone else immediately puled out of the story when someone suddenly made that phone call from another part of the galaxy to a bar in San Francisco?
 
2013-05-19 11:26:41 AM  

TofuTheAlmighty: I cringed at Spock yelling


As did I.  They'd made their point by then, and that was completely unnecessary.
 
2013-05-19 11:28:37 AM  

GoldSpider: TofuTheAlmighty: I cringed at Spock yelling

As did I.  They'd made their point by then, and that was completely unnecessary.


I was also just kindof badly acted compared to its inspiration.
 
2013-05-19 11:31:13 AM  

BafflerMeal: I was also just kindof badly acted compared to its inspiration.


And that level hatred hadn't been established.
 
2013-05-19 11:32:38 AM  
The only thing memorable about Star Trek was Alice Eve in her bra and panties. What a complete mess of a movie that was.
 
2013-05-19 11:33:33 AM  

DamnYankees: I wonder how #3 will work - I don't see any way Abrams directs it.


I hope he does... I'm looking forward to the introduction of Ensign Poochie.
 
2013-05-19 11:34:48 AM  
Seen all three movies and of them, I liked IM3 the best, followed by STID and then Gatsby, all for different reasons.

And 'so' much nerd-rage over STID.  The only people I see complaining about it are the trekkies who were never going to like the movie in the first place.

I'm not a hardcore trekkie, but I still like Wrath of Khan and this was close enough to make me smile and different enough to reassure me that we're not going to just have a series of updated flicks based on the first ST movies.

I like the premise of 'history trying to repeat itself with varying degrees of success' that they're going with.
 
2013-05-19 11:36:19 AM  

luidprand: /The finale of Enterprise does not exist. I mean, it really doesn't. That was a mediocre TNG episode.


Sure it did. It was the episode with Robocop.
 
2013-05-19 11:37:32 AM  
They need to get Bones more involved than just as comic relief.  So far he's sorely underdeveloped.

I really like Simon Pegg's "Scotty" though.
 
2013-05-19 11:40:35 AM  
More like Star Trek Into Plot Holes.

What exactly was Admiral Marcus' plan? Yes, he wants to start a war with the Klingons but he wants to win the war, right? He built one warship but that's it. Where's the infrastructure? Where's the extra shipyards and munitions factories churning out weapons and ships? Where are the planetary defense systems to protect Earth and other Federation planets from Klingon attacks? It seems that the Federation isn't prepared at all for a war with the Klingons. Yes, he built a single battleship, but once war starts that one ship and a handful of Starfleet's exploration ships will get their shiat slapped by the Klingons.
 
2013-05-19 11:41:26 AM  

DamnYankees: I wonder how #3 will work - I don't see any way Abrams directs it.


Yep.  He's like the ADHD poster child.  He likes to kick off projects ... like LOST ... setting expectations all over the place, then wander off to the next shiny thing.  I'm amazed that he stuck around long enough to do Star Trek 2 ;)
 
2013-05-19 11:41:26 AM  

Infernalist: I'm not a hardcore trekkie, but I still like Wrath of Khan and this was close enough to make me smile and different enough to reassure me that we're not going to just have a series of updated flicks based on the first ST movies.


As long as that cat's going to be out of the bag in this thread, the element of personal vengeance that made WOK so good is completely absent.  Just another new, unknown bad guy.
 
2013-05-19 11:46:02 AM  

GoldSpider: They need to get Bones more involved than just as comic relief.  So far he's sorely underdeveloped.

I really like Simon Pegg's "Scotty" though.


Talk about comic relief. Besides a few times getting 'faced, he wasn't nearly as goofy in TOS. The movies, sure. Same with Chekov.
 
2013-05-19 11:49:45 AM  
I consume a lot of scifi but amd not a trekkie by any stretch. Thought the movie was bogged down by how cleverly it was trying to fit in callbacks that didn't really need to happen.

My SO who is not a fan of scifi and cannot tell the difference between star wars and trek echoed pretty much the same sentiment with the exception being she wasn't clear on what they were trying to do. Just noticed certain 'catch phrases' and character posturing seemed 'extraneous'.
 
2013-05-19 11:49:57 AM  

Mugato: Talk about comic relief. Besides a few times getting 'faced, he wasn't nearly as goofy in TOS.


They at least made him a part of the storyline.  It was almost as if they forgot about Bones entirely until the movie was nearly over.
 
2013-05-19 11:51:15 AM  
Star Trek: Into Lens Flare it struck me pretty much the same as Iron Man 3: Downey Chews Scenery. Both were better than The Great Gatsby: Anachronism Edition.

None of three were "bad" by any reasonable measure.

In regards to Abrams and Star Trek, I don't care who directs the next one. Change would be nice, less lens flare even more so. I mean, do you even READ the internet, JJ? We're not laughing with you. See also: Baysplosion.
 
2013-05-19 11:51:37 AM  
"Iron Man 3 is now the #9 highest grossing film of all time globally and the #9 highest grossing film of all time internationally."

It's also the #9 film all-time worldwide... can't believe they left that out.
 
2013-05-19 11:53:00 AM  

PacificaFitz: Saw Star Trek last night, and I loved it.  I am the same guy that liked Voyager so take it with a grain of salt


No need, Voyager was very good and better than many Farkers believe. These Farkers are unwilling or unable to accept that A LOT of TNG episodes sucked really, really bad. I mean really bad.
 
2013-05-19 11:53:04 AM  
So the fanbois hate it. The anti JJ crowd hates it. Sounds like it'll be a decent movie then.
 
2013-05-19 11:53:16 AM  

TofuTheAlmighty: The more I think about it, the less I like it. The writers worked too hard putting in anti-parallels to the original series (I cringed at Spock yelling).


He's half-human. In  Did any of you folks WATCH the original series?  Spock shows just as much excitement at seeing Kirk alive again at the end of "Amok Time" than the anger he showed in the new movie with Kirk's death.  That's not the only example of him losing control of his emotions, either.
 
2013-05-19 11:54:06 AM  

BafflerMeal: Thought the movie was bogged down by how cleverly it was trying to fit in callbacks that didn't really need to happen.


Given the preponderance of Trek fans in the audience, that could have been pulled off (and much better appreciated) with far more subtlety.
 
2013-05-19 11:54:14 AM  
This isn't a real shocker. This is a reworking of Sci-fi for action fans. Action has a bigger audience potential and JJ only makes action films. It's popular, but it has little to do with Star Trek. Should have called it "Space Explosions 2, Warp Drive Boogaloo".
 
2013-05-19 11:54:45 AM  

BizarreMan: TofuTheAlmighty: Also, ships in orbit tend to stay in orbit; they don't fall out of the sky.

Not necessarily.  Depends on how fast it is orbiting and whether it is really orbiting or was just pointed in the general direction of the planet.


Yup, if the ship didn't have an established orbit and was close enough to the Earth (we can debate how they got close enough), the ship could be pulled down.  If they aren't not moving sideways, they can fall straight down.
 
2013-05-19 11:55:06 AM  

Blathering Idjut: TofuTheAlmighty: The more I think about it, the less I like it. The writers worked too hard putting in anti-parallels to the original series (I cringed at Spock yelling).

He's half-human. In  Did any of you folks WATCH the original series?  Spock shows just as much excitement at seeing Kirk alive again at the end of "Amok Time" than the anger he showed in the new movie with Kirk's death.  That's not the only example of him losing control of his emotions, either.


To be fair, IIRC, Amok Time was written by Theodore Sturgeon, which pretty much elevates it into the realm of "Godlike" territory, and it's unfair to compare anything else to it.

/great, great episode!
 
2013-05-19 11:55:45 AM  

DoomPaul: More like Star Trek Into Plot Holes.

What exactly was Admiral Marcus' plan? Yes, he wants to start a war with the Klingons but he wants to win the war, right? He built one warship but that's it. Where's the infrastructure? Where's the extra shipyards and munitions factories churning out weapons and ships? Where are the planetary defense systems to protect Earth and other Federation planets from Klingon attacks? It seems that the Federation isn't prepared at all for a war with the Klingons. Yes, he built a single battleship, but once war starts that one ship and a handful of Starfleet's exploration ships will get their shiat slapped by the Klingons.


Who says he didn't have a thousand ships? He just thought he needed one to take out Entrprise and he was right about that. Anyway you don't fly your entire fleet around in one big group.
 
2013-05-19 11:56:02 AM  

kilroy14: This isn't a real shocker. This is a reworking of Sci-fi for action fans. Action has a bigger audience potential and JJ only makes action films. It's popular, but it has little to do with Star Trek. Should have called it "Space Explosions 2, Warp Drive Boogaloo".


As a Star Trek fan, while I would love to have some purely nerdy Trek movie, I very much appreciate the need to make it more actiony in order to get the non-Trek fans in to pay for them to make me another Trek movie.  :d
 
2013-05-19 11:56:36 AM  

texdent: urger: I actually liked it.

This, lens flare and all.


I always thought the lens flare thing was a joke, but I'll be damned if there wasn't lens flare in every shot, including scenes with no point sources of light. I almost think he was trolling.
 
2013-05-19 11:57:04 AM  
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"Kirk.....*I* am your father!"

/Can't believe Abrams got both gigs.
 
2013-05-19 11:57:13 AM  
STITD is proof that anything electronic can be fixed by kicking it...

I really enjoyed the movie, nice way the twisted things around and tied it to the other movie, now I can wait to actually see it in the theater.

All that being said, consider that the next movie due is out in 2016. That will mare the 50th anniversary of Trek...  It's going to need to be Lord of the Rings Epic to live up to the fans expectations.

and this, was really cool and really dumb at the same time...

spinoff.comicbookresources.com
 
2013-05-19 11:57:37 AM  

A Shambling Mound: See also: Baysplosion.


That has as much to do with how the theaters pump in the sound at about 9000 decibels.  ST2009 was much more bearable on the home theater.
 
2013-05-19 12:00:58 PM  
What was the deal with Spock being able to talk with his future self?
 
2013-05-19 12:02:30 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: DoomPaul: More like Star Trek Into Plot Holes.

What exactly was Admiral Marcus' plan? Yes, he wants to start a war with the Klingons but he wants to win the war, right? He built one warship but that's it. Where's the infrastructure? Where's the extra shipyards and munitions factories churning out weapons and ships? Where are the planetary defense systems to protect Earth and other Federation planets from Klingon attacks? It seems that the Federation isn't prepared at all for a war with the Klingons. Yes, he built a single battleship, but once war starts that one ship and a handful of Starfleet's exploration ships will get their shiat slapped by the Klingons.

Who says he didn't have a thousand ships? He just thought he needed one to take out Entrprise and he was right about that. Anyway you don't fly your entire fleet around in one big group.


Further, who's to say that one big ship wouldn't be enough to start with?  We know that they're not at war and when it comes to the Kingons, if you're a weak rival, you're soon be a dead rival.

I imagine that at the start of the movie, both sides are basically equal in strength, or close enough to keep the Klingons from declaring open season on Starfleet ships.  The creation of the Vengeance might have been enough to tip the balance toward the Federation's chances for victory.

And, lest we forget, Starfleet got a hold of some future-tech via Future Spock and some of the Romulan super ship from ST09, while the Klingons got thoroughly violated by that same ship.  48 Klingon ships destroyed, I think it was.

So, yeah.  Maybe one big high-tech ship designed with combat in mind would have been enough to enable Starfleet to win a war against the Klingons.
 
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