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Old 06-30-2009, 06:46 PM
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Default If You Thought it was only Trekker purists that had a problem with Trek XI...

than you haven't read this,

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/smg-...questions.html

The one common denominator between these two films is Orci/Kurtzman. Do these guys not know how to write, or are they just bad at it? And how does this bad writing translate into huge box office numbers? Maybe it wasn't the writing that drew audiences, but the franchise and the respective visual effects of both films.
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:49 PM
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Well, anyone going to a Transformers movie looking for witty bon mots, let alone subtle plot twists, is gonna be disappointed. But I suppose Trek should be of a higher caliber...
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:30 PM
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Trek was better than either of the Transformers. It would be a lot harder to treat Transformers as seriously.
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Oh man, when it comes to Transformers 2 is soooooooooooo couldn't care less about 'inconsistencies' in the storyline. Valid or not.

As for what drew people in - BIG ROBOTS!! Not the itty bitty storyline.

When I go to see a Transformers film I just want lots of big explosions. My needs are no greater than that. I could probably come up with a couple of possible answers in my own head for some of the points raised - but I don't care about the 10 points enough to give it that kind of thought.

Anyways, re Trek, well maybe it should be of a higher calibre (if you want to ignore parts of it's own past that made no sense and were glaring inconstistencies) but the past has shown it has it's own issues in that department.
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Talk to Joe Eszterhaus. He's been writing crap movies for decades, and people still pay him millions to do it.

Hacks are like cockroaches. Step on one, three more take it's place. Unfortunately, it's been a truisim since the beginning of the movie business: If a film is a success, then no one mentions who wrote it. (It's all the producer and director's genius) but if a film flops, then everyone is reminding us that it was the writers fault.
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I'm just wondering what the point of this thread is?
So, some non fans didn't like Star Trek?
Oh, gasp.
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I'm just wondering what the point of this thread is?
So, some non fans didn't like Star Trek?
Oh, gasp.
Just to show that it isn't just Trek fans that have a problem with the new Trek movie, same is happening with Transformers fans.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:53 AM
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Just to show that it isn't just Trek fans that have a problem with the new Trek movie, same is happening with Transformers fans.
Some, who are not Trek-fans, don´t like all of the Trek-Movies, or even Star Trek at all. May be that is why they are no Trek-fans.

No problem for me. I´m not a fan of some things in this world too...
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:45 AM
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Just to show that it isn't just Trek fans that have a problem with the new Trek movie, same is happening with Transformers fans.
Again, to me...this is kind of a "duh".
One constant in the universe; you'll never please everyone.
Or, the lesser known; you can fool most people most of the time and jerk the rest off.
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