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Old 05-13-2009, 09:13 AM
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In all the glee about Urban's McCoy, I think a lot of folks are overlooking the incredible job Cho and the writers did with Sulu.

The platform sequence and the lead up to it.

Sulu's opening helm sequence was very well done.

I am not putting any details here in the opening post, so that folks don't get spoiled by rolling over the thread...
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:21 AM
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So, the platform sequence.

Cho's Sulu has this really quiet confidence about him when he volunteers for the mission and aboard the shuttlecraft. Kirk is clearly keyed up, Olson is a raving maniac, but Sulu is just the coolest cat on that mission. I have done a few dangerous things in my life that required teamwork, and I totally bought Cho's performance in that scene. I have known guys like that, and knowing they were there with me and had my back, is the greatest feeling in the world when you are a little scared.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:39 AM
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John Cho did a good job, but I have to say that I was disappointed that Sulu was the least developed character of the primary crew. I really didn't learn anything new about him. And while the action scene was lively and well choreographed, it didn't give much insight into his character. I hope that we learn more about him in the next film.
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Sulu/Cho is pretty awesome in this movie. He was really adorable with the opening helm scene. The fold out katana was a nice touch. At that point I'm sure Kirk sees Sulu as indispensable. Really proud of him there.
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John Cho did a good job, but I have to say that I was disappointed that Sulu was the least developed character of the primary crew. I really didn't learn anything new about him. And while the action scene was lively and well choreographed, it didn't give much insight into his character. I hope that we learn more about him in the next film.
Yeah... I wanted to see more too.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:15 AM
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Yeah... I wanted to see more too.
Then Cho, the writers and JJA did their jobs well.

I wanted to see more of Sulu, too. But I don't fault them for that. They made a really long movie as it was. I would much rather leaving the theatre thinking "man, I wish I could see more of that guy!" than "man, I hope I never see that character again!"
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I enjoyed Cho's take on Sulu as well. He had his humorous moments, and they definitely were not "Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle" styled moments...at least, not what I can divine, since I've never seen the H&K movies.

From Cho's minor error starting out helming the Enterprise, to his fight scene on the platform, to the end of the movie, Sulu rocked. I too hope they explore his character a little more in the next movie.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:16 PM
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A cool and insightful interview with John Cho that also explains why Star Trek is a big deal to Asian Americans: http://www.blackbookmag.com/article/...-piece-tk/7560
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I loved Sulu, and John Cho seems like a great, funny guy. So all around, me be pleased. :3
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