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Old 05-12-2009, 12:23 PM
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What did you guys think of the first fifteen minutes of the movie?

I have been thinking about the movie and every time i come back to it i keep coming back to George Kirk and how those scenes were done. To me some of the best trek I have ever seen. It felt real, it didnt seem forced, it didnt feel fake. It felt like someone dealing with the situation to the best of his abilities.
It reminded me alot of the first fifteen minutes of Saving Private Ryan, only because it was not expected to be as brutal as it was. Dont get me wrong I knew the beaches at Normandy on that fateful June morning were brutal, but to put an expirence like that on film was just amazing. We all knew that the Kelvin was going to get F'ed up and we knew that George Kirk was at the Conn, but again like SPR, it was quite amazing how it was shown.

Just my .02 cents and some great moments in trek.

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Old 05-12-2009, 12:25 PM
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i think it was the best 15 minutes of all of the trek films.
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:27 PM
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Okay. This is embarassing. The opening of the movie, with Kirk's birth and his father's death... it was so mythic it actually got me to tear up. The thought of "this is how the legend began" just gave the whole thing the feeling of an epic opera...
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:31 PM
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That was one of my favorite scenes in the film. It was so devastating and heartbreaking. The other scene that had a similar, but more subtle, impact was the scene where Spock loses his mother. The look on Winona Ryder's face as she is looking at the landscape of Vulcan for the last time is so sad. I found myself choking up.

What I love about the movie is that it's all about the goodness that comes out of these two very different men as a result of their personal tragedies. I can see how JJ Abrams connects the optimism of Star Trek to the zeitgeist of the Obama era. It's all about taking the crap that was given to us and making something good with it.
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:34 PM
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I think you totally put the movie into prospective for me, TY.
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:37 PM
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Wow - I'm glad you could relate. I was afraid that I was being too "political" with that comment.
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:41 PM
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I agree, Joe. Those moments had to keep the tears back, LOL.
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I got totally weepy - and so did most of the people around me - esp. those enough to be parents.
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i think it was the best 15 minutes of all of the trek films.
Maybe.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:03 PM
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While the opening scene made me feel like the whole movie would be better than it turned out to be, I did not get that emotional rush that others are discussing. My emotions are typically near the surface and I am a parent, but that scene just didn't do it for me. I think it has a lot to do with the soundtrack, which I felt was absolute crap.
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