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Old 06-25-2009, 10:50 PM
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You asked.
Brainy is supposed to be something that makes people think, right? Long, overdrawn sequences of space and/or a starship (look, we have a big budget now!) do not make a movie brainy... "eyey", perhaps?
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:52 PM
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I'd probably feel slightly dumber if I watched that movie.

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Old 06-25-2009, 11:03 PM
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TMP is largely ship porn...

Since when is porn "brainy"?
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:43 PM
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Brainy is supposed to be something that makes people think, right? Long, overdrawn sequences of space and/or a starship (look, we have a big budget now!) do not make a movie brainy... "eyey", perhaps?
Touche.

If you want real porn you gotta go for one of those ultra-cheesy porn Trek ripoffs with fanboy fantasies involving Troi.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:20 AM
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TMP is largely ship porn...

Since when is porn "brainy"?
I always thought that TWOK and STVI were more brainy. TWOK due to it's emotional level. (A Greek Tradgedy?) and STVI due to it being more of a mystery being solved. Almost, to me, more like a Sherlock Holmes movie set in space.

STIV was good, but too light-hearted to be totally brainy. :-)
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:29 AM
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J.J. Abrams' Star Trek opened on May 8 2009 at $30,893,975.
Paramount has released opening day numbers for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, with the movie racking up an incredible $60,628,141, including midnight screenings in the early hours of the day. That's the second-best day in movie history, behind The Dark Knight's $67.2 million last year.

Source: http://www.the-numbers.com/interacti...hp?newsID=4308
Not a surprise for the most part. Question is can it earn $120 million over the next four day period to beat TDK's record 5 day opening.

It's already on $120 million worldwide after opening to $60 million in other territories.

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Yeah...but it's getting stinky reviews. I doubt it will have the staying power of Trek. (though, with all the explosions and Megan Fox...I suspect a number of young men will be seeing it several times )
It's reviews, and the question of staying power is almost a moot point, it's far heavier opening will push it into the top earners of the year, and as the last one earned a fortune abroad and this one is primed to do the same the end result will likely remain massive grosses that keep the studio happy.

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TMP

You asked.
To be honest, I don't find TMP very brainy. I find it tries to be - but fails because it's end questions about man, God etc are very basic, not new, not answered and redundant.

But then, while some make a better stab at than others, I don't find any of the Trek films particularly challenging in the brains department.

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TMP is largely ship porn...

Since when is porn "brainy"?
Without the ship shots it would be the shortest film in the Trek franchise.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:39 AM
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Boring or nto boring is subjective, but I'd really love it if someone could point out one Star Trek movie made so far that has been "brainy".
Talk to anyone that HASN'T watched Trek. The "nerd" stigma is still out there. I personally don't think any Trek movie has been "brainy", I was just trying to sound like a non-fan that never watched Trek before because of his/her preconceptions.
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I'd probably feel slightly dumber if I watched that movie.

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Watching the new Trek didn't make you feel a little dumber? If not dumber, did it make you think the writer's and director thought you might be dumber?

I actually hate the word "dumber", because I don't want to start an elitist type argument. What I WILL say is that I have enjoyed the various aspects of ALL of Trek, from the morality lessons, space battles, and silly holodeck episodes. The plots and storyilines were usually slower paced and MOST people did NOT enjoy Trek because they either couldn't get over the "nerd" preconception OR they have short attention spans and NEED faster paced, less thought provoking entertainment. There is NOTHING wrong with liking that sort of entertainment. I like it too, even in Trek. I was just disappointed by this movie because it had so much potential to not only be a great summer blockbuster, but also good Trek. Of course I am speaking of my personal opinion and my own definition of "good Trek".
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:31 AM
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You can hype a dried up cow pie enough that it will make a ton of money on it's opening weekend... the question is, once the fans of Tranformers have seen it, will more mainstream audiances continue to see it, keeping the boxoffice up? Will the movie have "legs"?

I tend to doubt it.

Despite it being a great bit of visual pyrotechnics, the story is about as engaging as that aforementioned dried up cow pie. At it's heart, it's empty.
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:32 AM
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Doesn't Transformers get the edge for opening on Wednesday and will therefore get a five day opening count whereas Star Trek opened on a Friday, so it lost two days - or am I getting that wrong?
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