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Old 05-27-2009, 02:56 PM
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You guys wanted action, you got action.

Just imagine what it's like being a character-junkie like me
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:03 PM
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for the next movie, I would like to see a little bit more story... the action was nice to see, but some of it felt kinda rushed
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:08 PM
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Some of the best scenes in Star Trek are when the primary characters have time for dialog. Like Spock, Kirk and McCoy discussing the Genesis device in TWOK, or the bridge crew discussing the complexities of a mission on TNG, or Kirk reminding his chief officers that their job is to take risks in the conference room. This is when we get to see what they are thinking, where Spock awes us with his intelligence, where McCoy's sarcasm cuts deepest.
Loose these kinds of scenes so our Trek looks like Bourne in Space? Are you out of your Vulcan mind!?
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:14 PM
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To late mate! If I don't get my character-fix, I eat your Vulcan mamas!

(Okay, she was his human mama but you know what I mean)
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:29 PM
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Here is hoping that they DO slow it down....watching this movie felt like going through a seizure...you wanted to take in a scene but you coudln't because before you knew it it was gone. Slow down, get some character development in there...and maybe a nice drawn out chase scene.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:36 PM
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Here is hoping that they DO slow it down....watching this movie felt like going through a seizure...you wanted to take in a scene but you coudln't because before you knew it it was gone. Slow down, get some character development in there...and maybe a nice drawn out chase scene.
A seizure! I love that!

I could have made three better movies out of the material in that one. It was essential about three or four movies artificially squeezed into one.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:46 PM
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I'm sure we'll get more character development in the sequel without slowing down the movie, particularly between the big three. Maybe if some of it seems like too much they'll cut it from the theatrical release and then put out a director's cut on DVD for us fanboys.
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Slower place is not a necessity of character development. Nor is dialogue. I have a feeling that audiences have been conditioned in their observations to look for the character makeup or defining attributes strictly in terms of dialogue. This is especially a shame considering the inherently visual nature of movies.

Look outside the box. Character's can be presented succinctly in ways other than what you're used to. Hint: the best character revelations are when they're pitted against some form of opposition, be it it internal or external. Their reactions are telling and decisively plotted.
I agree with this. What about movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey? Very little dialogue but it works wonderfully.
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Here is hoping that they DO slow it down....watching this movie felt like going through a seizure...you wanted to take in a scene but you coudln't because before you knew it it was gone. Slow down, get some character development in there...and maybe a nice drawn out chase scene.
Hold on a sec, character development, nice drawn out chase scene?

You're talking about The Dark Knight aren't you.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:17 PM
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I'm sure we'll get more character development in the sequel without slowing down the movie, particularly between the big three. Maybe if some of it seems like too much they'll cut it from the theatrical release and then put out a director's cut on DVD for us fanboys.
If they just made the movie longer they could include ALL the action scenes and add more dialog.

My only real complaint with the movie was they could've added an extra half hour or stuff and it wouldn't have taken anything away from the rest of the movie in any way, in my opinion.

I guess the longer movie is usually reserved for the sequel though. That seems to be conventional thinking.

Batman Begins was only 2 hours long. And The Dark Knight was over 2 and a half hours long.

The first Pirates of the Caribbean was 2 hours long and the other two were more around the 2.5 hour mark as well.
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