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Old 05-05-2009, 03:49 PM
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Can anyone explain to me why this movie was shortened?

Apparently, we're not going to see alot of Nero's backstory because they had to "get the movie down".

Why would you have to do that? The movie is just over 2 hours...it was going to be almost 2 hours & 20 min....what is the big deal about 20 more minutes?

Plus, you've already paid for the scene to be shot, and the actors have already performed it, so aren't you throwing away money by not airing it?

What gives?
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Perhaps it will be restored on the blu-ray release.

Star Trek unrated edition. WOW! Now that has a ring to it!
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I don't like it when a lot of stuff doesn't make it into the movie as well. LOTR was a hit and every single movie was over 3 hours long.

Transformers is near 2.5 hours long and it was also a hit.
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I don't like it when a lot of stuff doesn't make it into the movie as well. LOTR was a hit and every single movie was over 3 hours long.

Transformers is near 2.5 hours long and it was also a hit.
Let's not forget Batman Begins and The Dark Knight

BTW, whether 7 minutes, or 20 minutes...I'm happy we finally have another Trek movie that's actually OVER 2 hours. The last being TMP.
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:05 PM
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Wasn't there a review where the author made the same complaint, about the lack of understanding Nero. He was just "missing" for some 25 years and then shows up with an ear chewed up!
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I don't like it when a lot of stuff doesn't make it into the movie as well. LOTR was a hit and every single movie was over 3 hours long.

Transformers is near 2.5 hours long and it was also a hit.
How true re. LotR. Something like Nero's backstory should have made it in to a theater release!

At least it bodes well for a juicy director's cut!
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:52 PM
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Perhaps these "big holes" such as Nero's backstory will leave room for a refreshed book franchise for Star Trek, similar to what Star Wars has going for it. Don't get me wrong, a book doesn't have the great visuals of a movie, but I've read many a star wars book and the imagination often amazes me Just something else to consider...

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Generally, the shorter a film is, the more it can be shown.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:24 PM
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The Dark Knight was nearly 2 and a half hours long too. That has to be said. Wasabi, I hear what you're saying, but the majority of the biggest blockbusters of all time have been made in just the past 10 years and they usually run a lot longer than 2 hours.
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Can anyone explain to me why this movie was shortened?
Same reason movies are edited to begin with.
Pacing and run time are the big hitters.

Just because a movie is longer doesn't automatically make it better.
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