Movie Discussion/ SPOILER reviews HERE - *SPOILERS* enter at own risk
Good Morning All,
I saw Star Trek XI last night (May 6th) at 8pm - yes thats right, they showed it a whole day early here - and this is my review.
No Spoilers In this Bit
In short - this movie is everything that people are saying it is - Brilliant, Great, Funny, Serious, Sad, Happy, well Cast, with great special effects, great music, a great storyline and great acting.
There were moments in the movie that had the whole cinema almost crying, other moments that had people roaring with laughter and other moments where it was deadly quiet as something serious happened.
Everyone should see this movie - even if they have some conception that its going to be an abomination. Sure, some people might not like it, but I tell you something, there were 2200 people in that cinema with me last night (they showed it on 3 screens), the place was packed full, and afterwards I heard people saying in both English and the Local Language how great it was.
Even my Girlfriend, who anticipated that she would HATE the movie (she thinks Star Trek is for Geeks, the usual) - said afterwards that it was great, highly entertaining, and that she can't wait for the sequel.
In the First Ten Minutes of the movie, there is a sequence with the USS Kelvin and I have to admit to panicing a little bit at first when I saw some shots of the Interiors, however this feeling quickly passed as I got caught in the storyline and after a few minutes, I had gotten used to it. There are some fairly radical changes, but it feels believeable and its worth noting that the Kelvin is a full 30 years older than the Enterprise.
The Movie Feels 80% like the Star Trek we all grew up with and maybe 20% of revamped or altered things. Original Sound Effects are kept for the most part or changed just a little and everything just looks and feels great - Even the Bridge of the Enterprise.
One final thing i will say....Star Trek has had no advertising whatsoever here in Serbia, nothing, yet that cinema room filled up fast. The capacity was around 1000 seats and it was full and that was just in my screen (the showed it on 3 as I said before). If it can be like that here where there has been no advertising, i can only imagine what it will be like tomorrow across the UK and USA and everywhere else when it opens at 8pm.
All in all - 10 out of 10 - Can't wait for the sequel!
Sulu forgetting to take of the "Parking Break" before they jumped to warp - DOH!
Mccoy - "I've got nothing left, my ex-wife took the whole damn planet in our divorce!"
Scottys reference to Admiral Archers Beagle! ( I bet he was pissseeeddd )
Checkov trying to get the computer to recognise his "v"s in his authorisation code - wiktor wiktor ahahahahaha!
Vulcan (you will know what i mean when you watch)
Spock and Uhura - this was certainly and eye raiser
Spock kicking Kirks a*s on the Bridge of the Enterprise.
New Spock and Old Spock meeting for the first time.
The sexy green Orion girl at the academy. (yeah yeah I got a thing for green aliens - sue me!)
Leonard Nimoy's "Space, The Final Frontier" Rendition at the end.
The one and only moment of the movie i thought was corny was the Nokia phone in young Kirk's car.....Puh-lease.
Seeing all the pipes and innards of the ship was interesting and believeable. We never saw anything like that in the Trek we all know and love, but you have to believe it was there somewhere.
Huge funny moment when Scotty is accidentally beamed into the Water Pipes.....was laughing my a*s off.
There was a mind meld sequence that recounted the storyline from the Countdown Comic books and how Nero got into the past, which was awesome and well done.
Sulu gets an excellent sword fight with some kind of Katana, prior to that, they space jumped onto a platform which was scary! (Chief Engineer Olsen dies because he deploys his chute too late)
Scotty makes a classic comment about Sandwichs at one point which caused the whole room to burst laughing.
Again, this movie was amzing and i cant wait for Star Trek XII!!
Movie Discussion/ SPOILER reviews HERE - *SPOILERS* enter at own risk
well I just got back from seeing the film at IMAX in Melbourne... they had star trek music playing before the film started, the music used in The Motion Picture and Wrath of Khan I believe, thought it was a great touch... got you ready for what you were about to see...
just a few discussion points, and things that stood out in the film for me...
I thought I'd never see the day...
which brings me to my next point, kicking him off the ship in the middle of nowhere? I know Spock was emotional, due to his mother's death, and his planet being destroyed, but that was a little silly...
obviously required to fit Old Spock into the story, but this part could've been written a little better... I mean, transporting from a stationary planet to a ship moving at warp speed? a little disappointing this period of the film...
the other part that i didn't feel fitted all that well was the ceremony when Kirk received his promotion to captain... Kirk had just saved earth, but Vulcan had just been destroyed, yet he receives rapturous applause... I guess I felt the occasion should've been a little more solemn... celebrating, but remembering...
it doesn't stop you from enjoying it though...
Great review, didn't read the spoilers section though, but I'm glad you took the time to share with us all. Can't wait till tonight!!!!
Skriptures17, this isn't exactly a spoiler - but your sig is oddly appropriate for the new movie:)
Come back to this thread after you have seen the movie and see if you agree with my "memorable moments" in the Spoiler part of my post.
I am curious to see if you all agree with me on the memorable moments.
Please place your spoiler free reviews in this thread for people: http://www.startrekmovie.com/forums/...ead.php?t=6951
I didn't read it but this should be intresting.
Just hours now....
Days instead of hours.
Today is Movie day (Major spoilers)
`Went to Taco Bell with my Grandmother. She wanted to see what was playing at the theatre so I drove her to the theatre. She saw that Abramsprise was playing. She goes, WOW New Star Trek Movie, I want to see it, I told her it was not a good movie. She said she would make that decision herself. She watched all the origional Star Trek shows, when they first permiered in 1966. So I will try to take her to the movie,(Maybe take my walkman with me to listen to some music or the news while the disaster is playing) either Friday or Monday.
Many know I hate this movie. Besides the fluff I will now explain a few details why I hate the movie.
I tried to use the code for the spoiler hiding thing but it does not seem to work I invite the moderators to fix it if possiable thank you
the spoiler tag works
Three. Star Trek is Dead.
You all can say Parallel Universe, Alternate Time Line. But unless Paramount makes a new movie in the normal Star Trek Universe, Then the time line is dead. Paramount could declare all the fan movies to be official and that would keep the time line alive. But unless Paramount did that or made a new movie in the normal Star Trek Canon Universe, its dead. You can say that the normal Star Trek is still there all you want, but unless you actually make a movie about that normal Star Trek or declare the Fan Fiction official, there is no evidence for the normal star trek line existing.
Thats my review.
0 stars out of 10
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