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Old 05-14-2013, 07:44 AM
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Cool Star Trek Into Darkness

Okay, who's seen it, and what did you think?

I'm sure many know the spoilers by now, but for the benefit of those who haven't yet, please try to keep them to a minimum at the very least.

I won't be able to see it until Saturday since I work nights now...
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:18 AM
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Not seen it yet. I know most of the spoilers at this point however.
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I've seen it, I thought it started well and then took a turn for the worse.
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BRILLIANT.

This Trek is the all-time best...

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OMG, I thought this forum was dead. Kept trying to post several times in the past couple months, and I would keep getting redirected to unintended target threads. Glad to see it was patched up.

My thoughts on Into Darkness:

Fun movie, but some of the revisits of old territory seemed a bit ridiculous. Not so much that it destroyed my overall enjoyment of the film. Great action and visuals....good emotional story...great villain.

I'd say this is as good as, but definitely not better than Trek 2009.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:16 AM
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Great villain, but I would have liked to have seen Cumberbatch play someone other than Khan. He was great as the "bad guy" but was he great as Khan?

I actually liked it up to the point they did the fanboy rewrite of TWOK, then I was kind of "....ehhh....." but they wrapped it up well and the five year mission is underway.

Must say, Pike's death was far more moving than Kirk's. Maybe because I've seen the way that scene originally played out, it killed the emotional impact for me, I don't know, but I'm a bit ticked that Pike is gone.
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Great villain, but I would have liked to have seen Cumberbatch play someone other than Khan. He was great as the "bad guy" but was he great as Khan?

I actually liked it up to the point they did the fanboy rewrite of TWOK, then I was kind of "....ehhh....." but they wrapped it up well and the five year mission is underway.

Must say, Pike's death was far more moving than Kirk's. Maybe because I've seen the way that scene originally played out, it killed the emotional impact for me, I don't know, but I'm a bit ticked that Pike is gone.

I'm more than a bit ticked for what they did to PIKE. I hated that they actually killed him off. Death wasn't necessary. It just ruined the movie for me. 3 scenes and 30 min in and he was gone!! BAD decision!!
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OMG, I thought this forum was dead. Kept trying to post several times in the past couple months, and I would keep getting redirected to unintended target threads. Glad to see it was patched up.

My thoughts on Into Darkness:

Fun movie, but some of the revisits of old territory seemed a bit ridiculous. Not so much that it destroyed my overall enjoyment of the film. Great action and visuals....good emotional story...great villain.

I'd say this is as good as, but definitely not better than Trek 2009.
Yeah, at the moment I like the first film overall better but felt that the story in the sequel had greater potential.

Yeah, went a bit FUBAR for a bit. Seems to be working again though.
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Haven't seen it and don't intend to but I do have a question nonetheless. How does the part with Section 31, Admiral Marcus, Khan and the Klingons play? I am asking as we already had a story with Klingons, Augments and Section 31 in ENT (Affliction & Divergence) so a straightforward comparison should be possible.
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Haven't seen it and don't intend to but I do have a question nonetheless. How does the part with Section 31, Admiral Marcus, Khan and the Klingons play? I am asking as we already had a story with Klingons, Augments and Section 31 in ENT (Affliction & Divergence) so a straightforward comparison should be possible.
I saw it yesterday and if I remember correctly Admiral Marcus is the head of Starfleet who creates Section 31 to R&D new weapons as a direct result of the events of ST2009. Khan hides on Qo'noS after he attacks Starfleet headquarters. The Klingons engage Kirk and company when they go to apprehend Khan on Qo'noS.

On first viewing I thought overall this film was better than ST2009. There were fewer little things that bothered me making the film more enjoyable but the opening sequence was brutal. Clearly they didn't put much thought in to it:

It pisses some fans off because it's just something you thought would be cool to see. Instead of actually talking it out and coming to the logical conclusion that it doesn't make any sense, you forced it in there anyway because you wanted to see it.
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