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Old 04-23-2009, 02:19 PM
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Oh, yeah, well I just bought some food from a company that was 100 years old and it tastes......cough....hack....sput....ptui...gag... .hack......ok...never mind. The food itself was 100 years old.


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They might even still have Twinkies in the future.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:04 PM
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They might even still have Twinkies in the future.
The twinkies evolved into tribbles.
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No spoilers in quoted segments below (but minor spoilers in linked full review).


"...my assignment: to see if it was possible for someone completely new to the "Star Trek" universe to understand, process, and more importantly enjoy this new film."

"Here's my background. I had never seen any of the prior "Star Trek" films or television series. I knew little more than the fact that it's all about a bunch of people flying a spaceship called the Enterprise, that Leonard Nimoy played an extraterrestrial named Spock who had funny ears and liked to say "Live long and prosper," and that the Klingon language has such a rabid following that the Bible has been translated into it..."

"So here is my verdict: This movie is awesome."

"The new "Star Trek" film is less an homage to a legendary science fiction franchise than to storytelling in general, back through decades of cinema and television and beyond. A deep respect for literature, pop culture, and epic storytelling is something that Abrams has proven time and again to fans, from the litany of film-rooted "Sawyer nicknames" on "Lost" to the tradition of Japanese monster movies that powered last year's "Cloverfield." This is a movie that will probably be well-regarded by anyone with an appreciation for epic adventure and drama, not to mention fast-paced and often witty dialogue..."

"But more importantly, "Star Trek" is just plain fun. And I came to appreciate the fact that I was sitting in that theater without prejudice. I was concerned less about whether the cast would live up to the actors who originated their roles, and more about holy whoa, that spaceship just blew up!. There is, however, a flip side to the universality of the new "Star Trek" that Paramount might not love: The fact that it stands so well on its own might mean that it doesn't mint a new generation of Trekkies."


Entire review at http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10...orsPicksArea.0
That review seems to sum up exactly what Abrams has often said was one of his aims for the film - to bring it that epic scale.
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The twinkies evolved into tribbles.
Gives new meaning to a creamy center filling.
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I have read a lot of the so-called positive reviews of the er Film. I sit back and I wonder. Did these critics see the same movie I did???
They did - they just liked it. You didn't. Two people not liking the same thing happens a lot.
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