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2013-05-20 11:26:54 AM  

taxandspend: Maybe they were just turned off by the same underwear girl that was in every commercial, always stiff and in a stance that made her look like a sex-bot.


Poor sexbots, always getting blamed for stuff they can't help.
 
2013-05-20 11:28:12 AM  
Just got around to watching the reboot yesterday.  It was pretty good.
 
2013-05-20 11:29:54 AM  
Remember when The Hunger Games was out and there were four posts a day with three hundred comments each saying how incredible it was?  Then we didn't speak of it ever again?  This article reminds me of that.
 
2013-05-20 11:30:28 AM  

taxandspend: Maybe they were just turned off by the same underwear girl that was in every commercial, always stiff and in a stance that made her look like a sex-bot.


Yes. Young women would be lined up for miles to see the nerd cult classic if it were not for the scantily clad woman in the commerical.

Because we all know how much young women hate scantily clad women.

love-gaga.com
 
2013-05-20 11:31:58 AM  
cdn.fd.uproxx.com

This is literally the only thing in the movie I'd want to see.
 
2013-05-20 11:31:59 AM  
The IMDB ratings demographic breakdown indicates some interesting things.  There are about five times more male ratings than female ratings.  That being said the women seemed to like it slightly better at 8.5 vs 8.2 for the men.
 
2013-05-20 11:33:19 AM  

Gunny Highway: Just got around to watching the reboot yesterday.  It was pretty good.


I guess you and I saw different Star Trek Into Darkness movies....
 
2013-05-20 11:34:19 AM  
Is 60% v. 64% really a big deal in this industry?
 
2013-05-20 11:34:52 AM  

chevydeuce: Gunny Highway: Just got around to watching the reboot yesterday.  It was pretty good.

I guess you and I saw different Star Trek Into Darkness movies....


I watched the first one.
 
2013-05-20 11:35:46 AM  

doczoidberg: [cdn.fd.uproxx.com image 650x353]

This is literally the only thing in the movie I'd want to see.


It adds nothing to the story and should of never been added in the final cut.  It doesn't take a physicist to know why women were turned off by this movie.

It needed more of this:

img.trekmovie.com

/didn't read the article
 
2013-05-20 11:36:00 AM  
Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

Liked it a lot more than I thought I would.
 
2013-05-20 11:36:43 AM  
I am 31 and male. I loved it. My wife is 30 and female and she loved it. We are apparently doing our part in skewing the results toward an older crowd.

Maybe the problem is the time between films? Iron Man 2 was 2010 and we saw him in The Avengers last year. We have been over saturated with Iron Man recently

It has been four years since the first rebooted Star Trek movie and maybe people forgot they enjoyed the first one?
 
2013-05-20 11:36:48 AM  
This headline works, if by "Star Trek" you mean "trekkies" and by "hate" you mean "are creeped the flying blue fark out by." The infamous "physicist" picture illustrates why.
 
2013-05-20 11:37:03 AM  

Gunny Highway: chevydeuce: Gunny Highway: Just got around to watching the reboot yesterday.  It was pretty good.

I guess you and I saw different Star Trek Into Darkness movies....

I watched the first one.


Ahh...okay, my bad....

/not a Star Trek fan, so don't know the difference between what's a reboot or what's a sequel or whatever
//Into Darkness was still a pretty bad movie
 
2013-05-20 11:37:11 AM  

DamnYankees: Is 60% v. 64% really a big deal in this industry?


Anything that supports your preconceptions is a big deal.
 
2013-05-20 11:37:47 AM  
I want to go see Frances Ha.
 
2013-05-20 11:38:50 AM  

chevydeuce: Gunny Highway: Just got around to watching the reboot yesterday.  It was pretty good.

I guess you and I saw different Star Trek Into Darkness movies....


I suppose you are one of those trekkies that would prefer the crew sitting in ten forward drinking tea and talking about philosophy for two hours instead of blowing up things?
 
2013-05-20 11:38:56 AM  
Yeah, tried to read this article and gave up after "fanboy handjob reveal" or something to that effect.
 
2013-05-20 11:39:53 AM  
If there is something their taste in music, television, movies, and books has taught me, it's that I give a rats ass what "young chicks" think about anything...

heh.... heheh... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

But seriously, no, I really don't.  *wipes eyes*  Oh, Jesus.  I mean, don't get me wrong, there are some smart ones out there, but christ, so few... so few...

They can go back to their Twilights and Justin Beavers or whatever, as long as they stay off my lawn.
 
2013-05-20 11:40:42 AM  
I think that in general, women's speculative fantasies are different from men's.  Men go for the adventure stuff, women for the domestic.  So men like splodey stuff, women like romcoms.

Regards,
Captain Obvious
 
2013-05-20 11:42:24 AM  

gingerjet: chevydeuce: Gunny Highway: Just got around to watching the reboot yesterday.  It was pretty good.

I guess you and I saw different Star Trek Into Darkness movies....

I suppose you are one of those trekkies that would prefer the crew sitting in ten forward drinking tea and talking about philosophy for two hours instead of blowing up things?


Not a trekkie in any way, shape or form...in fact, not a sci-fi/space type guy at all....went to see it because the kid wanted to see shiat getting blown up....and even that wasn't that great..

/never seen an entire episode of the TV show, never seen any of the previous movies from start to finish
//only seen the first Star Wars once and have seen none of the others, just to add to my non-geek resume
 
2013-05-20 11:43:05 AM  

Kibbler: I think that in general, women's speculative fantasies are different from men's.  Men go for the adventure stuff, women for the domestic.  So men like splodey stuff, women like romcoms.

Regards,
Captain Obvious


At the rate the Star Trek reboot movies are going, expect a Star Trek romantic comedy/buddy comedy about whales sometime around 2017.
 
2013-05-20 11:44:28 AM  
I've been watching Trek since before most of you farkers were born and I loved Into Darkness. I suspect most of the people who don't like it are the same ones who hated Generations because Kirk's death "didn't have meaning." There were plenty of reasons to hate Generations, just not that.

They think that Trek is something Big and Important and Meaningful, rather than something fun that occasionally made you think and exhibited what is considered depth for a popular entertainment.
 
2013-05-20 11:44:43 AM  

RexTalionis: Kibbler: I think that in general, women's speculative fantasies are different from men's.  Men go for the adventure stuff, women for the domestic.  So men like splodey stuff, women like romcoms.

Regards,
Captain Obvious

At the rate the Star Trek reboot movies are going, expect a Star Trek romantic comedy/buddy comedy about whales sometime around 2017.


Exploding whales?
 
2013-05-20 11:44:48 AM  
To extend the metaphor, secret handjobs are nice, but you make a lot more cash when you just shout "Hey! Over here! Handjobs!"

I'm going to work this example into my economics textbook.  Risk vs. reward and such.

Wendy's Chili: taxandspend: Maybe they were just turned off by the same underwear girl that was in every commercial, always stiff and in a stance that made her look like a sex-bot.

Yes. Young women would be lined up for miles to see the nerd cult classic if it were not for the scantily clad woman in the commerical.

Because we all know how much young women hate scantily clad women.

[love-gaga.com image 455x305]


To be fair, those are fancy stylish scantily clad women.  Girls are a little more interested in goofy fashion show outfits than they are in plain black bras and panties that don't even look like they're from the future.
 
2013-05-20 11:46:19 AM  

chevydeuce: /not a Star Trek fan, so don't know the difference between what's a reboot or what's a sequel or whatever


A sequel is when the studio says "Let's extend the story." A reboot is "Fark it, let's start the story over."

Star Trek is something of an... odd... case as far as this goes. They extended the story for one character only, in a way that starts the story over for everyone else, including that character.

It makes sense in context.

Sort of.

Ah, who am I kidding. The TOS actors are getting too old for this, and the TOS storyline is the only one that makes any money in the box office anymore, so they needed younger actors to keep milking the cash cow. Thus, the reboot.

//Into Darkness was still a pretty bad movie

My wife and I enjoyed it, despite a few eye rolls.
 
2013-05-20 11:46:59 AM  

ShawnDoc: Liked it a lot more than I thought I would.


It was a little too... how should I carefully say... spot on. I think it set themselves up nicely to continue the action, but they need to make sure that the next movie is something new -- and that's where the real judgement is going to be here. They're walking dangerously close to making their "reboot" into a "remake" which shouldn't happen.

Alternatively, they did also set themselves up nicely to reboot the TV series as well...
 
2013-05-20 11:48:05 AM  

gingerjet: doczoidberg: [cdn.fd.uproxx.com image 650x353]

This is literally the only thing in the movie I'd want to see.

It adds nothing to the story and should of never been added in the final cut.  It doesn't take a physicist to know why women were turned off by this movie.

It needed more of this:

[img.trekmovie.com image 470x317]

/didn't read the article


Pretty much this, also they cut the shirtless scene with Benedict Cumberbatch as my female nerd friend keeps telling me disappointedly.
 
2013-05-20 11:49:09 AM  

doczoidberg: [cdn.fd.uproxx.com image 650x353]

This is literally the only thing in the movie I'd want to see.


I'd let her work on my Genesis torpedo, if you know what I mean.
 
2013-05-20 11:49:28 AM  

gingerjet: doczoidberg: [cdn.fd.uproxx.com image 650x353]

This is literally the only thing in the movie I'd want to see.

It adds nothing to the story and should of never been added in the final cut.  It doesn't take a physicist to know why women were turned off by this movie.

It needed more of this:

img.trekmovie.com

/didn't read the article


YES!!   More Rachel Nichols in her underwear, whether she is green or not!  PLEASE!
 
2013-05-20 11:49:39 AM  
I don't get it. Do you have to declare your age and gender when you buy tickets now? How do they get that data?
 
2013-05-20 11:51:16 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: gingerjet: doczoidberg: [cdn.fd.uproxx.com image 650x353]

This is literally the only thing in the movie I'd want to see.

It adds nothing to the story and should of never been added in the final cut.  It doesn't take a physicist to know why women were turned off by this movie.

It needed more of this:

[img.trekmovie.com image 470x317]

/didn't read the article

YES!!   More Rachel Nichols in her underwear, whether she is green or not!  PLEASE!


Yea but her character is died.  Damn Nero.
 
2013-05-20 11:52:54 AM  

Gunny Highway: Just got around to watching the reboot yesterday.


Not a reboot.
It's vaguely a parallel/alternate universe alternate version. Both universes share the exact same history/canon up through the day Nero came back through time.

Nolan's Batman was a reboot from Burton's Batman.
The new Man of Steel will be a reboot over Donner's Superman movies.
Craig's Bond could almost be considered a reboot of all the prior 007's.
Abrams didn't have the balls to make his Star Trek an actual reboot.

/pedantic
 
2013-05-20 11:53:22 AM  
In the future, there is no room for frumpy women.
 
2013-05-20 11:53:58 AM  
The problem with many movies written today is that too many people are going for the "Twilight factor" where everything is dumbed down and prepacked for the swaying masses. I saw it on Saturday with my 11 year old son who loved it. I also thought it was a good movie and I'm a long time fan of the franchise. My brother and I used to repeatedly watch original episodes in the 80s.. over and over on our set of VHS tapes. Then when TNG came out I thought I was in TV heaven and did much fapping to Denise Crosby!

The new movies do NOT need to be identical to the older movies and I'm really happy with the direction they're taking in this slightly altered universe. My son is now into Star Trek and we watched Wrath of Khan when we got home which he also loved. So much so that he watched it again yesterday.

I loved the special effects and the general look and feel of the interior. I was fascinated by them going into warp.. thats the way I always imagined it would look like.
 
2013-05-20 11:54:37 AM  

Cubicle Jockey: Not a reboot.
It's vaguely a parallel/alternate universe alternate version. Both universes share the exact same history/canon up through the day Nero came back through time.


So it's a reboot in every way that actually matters then.
 
2013-05-20 11:54:42 AM  

Cubicle Jockey: Gunny Highway: Just got around to watching the reboot yesterday.

Not a reboot.
It's vaguely a parallel/alternate universe alternate version. Both universes share the exact same history/canon up through the day Nero came back through time.

Nolan's Batman was a reboot from Burton's Batman.
The new Man of Steel will be a reboot over Donner's Superman movies.
Craig's Bond could almost be considered a reboot of all the prior 007's.
Abrams didn't have the balls to make his Star Trek an actual reboot.

/pedantic


Shut up.
 
2013-05-20 11:55:42 AM  
Because young women were so into Star Trek before...
 
2013-05-20 11:56:18 AM  
Sci-fi and fantasy movies without a romantic subplot are unpopular with young chicks.  Film at 11.
 
2013-05-20 11:56:30 AM  

gingerjet: I suppose you are one of those trekkies that would prefer the crew sitting in ten forward drinking tea and talking about philosophy for two hours instead of blowing up things?


Or maybe he's one of those Trekkies who know the difference between the 1701 and the 1701-D.

/yeah, that sounded a lot cooler and "oh, snap-ish" before I typed it out
 
2013-05-20 11:57:42 AM  
Don't get me wrong, I am a huge "Trekker" and prefer it over the Star Wars franchise; but this should be obvious.  A few years of big Hollywood flash and hype is not enough to do away with the "social stigma" of being a Star Trek fan that 40+ years of hard core nerd fandom has created.   I just hope JJ Abrams doesn't "jump the shark" with the franchise because of this and go further away from Roddenberry's vision, with a lot of flash but no "substance" in order to appeal to the masses.  Without that "vision", Star Trek is just another generic sci-fi franchise that is basically a "comercial" for its merchandise.

/ Yes, I am that big of a dork
 
2013-05-20 11:58:05 AM  

fozziewazzi: Sci-fi and fantasy movies without a romantic subplot are unpopular with young chicks.  Film at 11.


Ah but there was, it was however a bro-love subplot.
 
2013-05-20 11:58:13 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: YES!!   More Rachel Nichols in her underwear, whether she is green or not!  PLEASE!


It's not her underwear but here she is.

i.imgur.comi.imgur.com
 
2013-05-20 12:00:57 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: Craig's Bond could almost be considered a reboot of all the prior 007's.


"Almost"?  His first Bond movie showed him achieving double-oh status in the opening sequence. How could it be anything but a reboot?

/also pedantic
 
2013-05-20 12:09:21 PM  
Star Trek is about building a huge interstellar government. (Democrat Fantasy)

Star Wars is about destroying a huge interstellar government. (Republican Fantasy)
 
2013-05-20 12:09:42 PM  

Wellon Dowd: AdolfOliverPanties: YES!!   More Rachel Nichols in her underwear, whether she is green or not!  PLEASE!

It's not her underwear but here she is.

[i.imgur.com image 800x387][i.imgur.com image 800x798]


May the Gods smile on you for the rest of your life.

And may I add she has gone the redhead route as well.  A natural blonde, but a stunner in any color (ALMOST a bit NSFW if you look really hard:)

bp3.blogger.com

ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2013-05-20 12:13:50 PM  

xynix: The problem with many movies written today is that too many people are going for the "Twilight factor" where everything is dumbed down and prepacked for the swaying masses. I saw it on Saturday with my 11 year old son who loved it. I also thought it was a good movie and I'm a long time fan of the franchise. My brother and I used to repeatedly watch original episodes in the 80s.. over and over on our set of VHS tapes. Then when TNG came out I thought I was in TV heaven and did much fapping to Denise Crosby!

The new movies do NOT need to be identical to the older movies and I'm really happy with the direction they're taking in this slightly altered universe. My son is now into Star Trek and we watched Wrath of Khan when we got home which he also loved. So much so that he watched it again yesterday.

I loved the special effects and the general look and feel of the interior. I was fascinated by them going into warp.. thats the way I always imagined it would look like.


The problem that I have with Into Darkness is precisely the Twilight Factor. I left the theater feeling insulted. Like Abrams and his writing partners had dangled just enough things that are labelled 'Star Trek' in the collective consciousness (Klingons, Transporters, the Enterprise) to get geeks into the theaters before jamming a whitewashed generic action film whose plot was so empty of soul I felt I was watching sparkly special effects vampires for two hours. Especially insulting were the scenes cribbed so blatantly from the other films that even the actors had a hard time acting convincingly.

I felt the same way about the Iron Man movie, but at least Iron Man attempted to be more than a soulless action film-even if it did fall flat.

But the thing is, I remember the action films, even as bad as they were, were full of soul and heart. Commando, for as bad as it was, stands up to me as being a fun action flick that I watch even today with reckless abandon.

This film was not Star Trek. If this film had not been branded Star Trek, it could have been any other space-action film. It added nothing to the franchise, and had nothing to add to the commentary that has been the series' legacy.
 
2013-05-20 12:15:01 PM  
I know Khan was suppose to the the major baddie of the movie, but I actually thought that Adm. Marcus was the better baddie.  I thought Peter Weller's performance kicked ass.
 
2013-05-20 12:15:36 PM  
That's cool. Those outfits arn't very flattering

img842.imageshack.us
 
2013-05-20 12:15:43 PM  
Saw it yesterday. Seems like anyone who liked the first one would also like this. Same elements except the villain is 10 times better.
 
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