Star Trek Movie.

Discussion in 'The Den' started by arnisador, May 9, 2009.

  1. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Star Trek was great! I was expecting less, but it was exciting, the characterizations were very good (esp. Kirk, Spock, and, to my great surprise, Simon Pegg as Scotty), the action and tension and villain were all well done, and overall I really enjoyed it. I didn't mind the reboot.
  2. The Phalanx

    The Phalanx FMA's Frank Lucas

    I've been big fan of Star Trek all my life. I'd like to see this movie.
  3. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Darth Vindicatus Supporting Member

    The only issue I have with it is, they take 40 years of canon/history and toss it out. I kinda like the established history. But, clean slate means they can start from zero again. So far, the reviews I've seen have ben favorable.
  4. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    On the one hand I agree with you on the reboot, but on the other hand I understand why they feel they must do it in order to restart the franchise and keep it fresh and avoid contradictions. It was handled reasonably well.
  5. pguinto

    pguinto New Member

    Oh, you didnt just go there... Reboot? The whole Star Trek that everyone knows was a reboot in the first place. Go watch the extended version of the very, very first Star Trek pilot called The Cage. It featured Jeffery Hunter as Capt Pike, the first captain of the Starship Enterprise (Note: This was canon until the animated series revealed that Captain Robert April predated Pike). The studio ordered a 2nd pilot made (first time ever in hollywood history) bc it featured a woman as Number One, a female Yeoman, and a multiracial crew on the bridge; which the studio feared would not go over well in early 1960's America. The only recognizable character from the pilot is Spock (Jeffery Hunter refused to climb onboard for the 2nd pilot, hence we get Capt Kirk). Bits and pieces of The Cage were used for a latter episode called The Menagerie.
  6. Great movie. Just back from watching at the IMAX in Manila. The busiest I've ever seen a movie theater here and there was even scattered applause at the end.
  7. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    I didn't know there was an IMAX version! We had applause at the opening and end too.
  8. It was "2D" but my first IMAX experience. 3* the cost of a regular cinema here though. O.k for a "one-off".

    The appluase was surprising for me. I know in the States it's different. I remember watching a trailer for Lord of the Rings 2 and people standing up and cheering on Gandalf. Here due to the high level of piracy most times there's less than 20 people in the theater.

    I have seen that pilot discussed in the thread above 15 years or so ago. I thought after the movie that it would re-invigorate the franchise but after reading Bob's post I see how smart it is to write the "time travel" thing in so they can (boldly) go their own way.

    One thing that does bother me is that are we going to see a continual stream of "Re-boots" now every 20 years? I guess it's great for the younger generation (like with "Star Wars" for example) but I hope it doesn't detract from creating "new" movies....

    (He types whilst anxiously awaiting the next "Terminator" installment LOL!)
  9. pguinto

    pguinto New Member

    The Battlestar Galactica tv series reboot now has an Origins reboot with Caprica - seen the pilot, looks promising. Good to see Eric Stolz and Esai Morales still plying their trade in the industry.

    And IMAX here is kinda 3* the price. $12-15 for movie, $15 for parking (Navy Pier and thats if u split it with a buddy), not to mention the raping you get if u buy popcorn, nachos, candy and/or pop; ie $12-15 combos like nachos with extra cheese and a large soda...

    I saw 300 in IMAX, it was sWeeT.
  10. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Well, that's pretty much how the comic books work need a way to bring new people in, and they want to know they'll get it "from the beginning" and not always be lost.
  11. The Phalanx

    The Phalanx FMA's Frank Lucas

    I love reboots... Why? Because they stray away from the corny beginnings of the originals... Some have succeeded some have faltered... Look at movies like Batman Begins, Casino Royale, and now Star Trek... They're great plots, much better than the original and it's with the times... Now all we have to do is wait for George Lucas to give the ok to give a reboot for the original Star wars franchise...

    You gotta admit, the new Bond movies are way better than the martini sipping metrosexuals played by the previous Bond actors...
  12. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Batman Begins and Casino Royale are great examples of successes of the reboot approach. Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau...ugh.
  13. And also whomever was responsible for "The Saint" movie being remade needs shooting. I struggled to watch 30 mins of that. Oh, and let's not mention Stallone's "Get Carter". On the other hand, I loved what they did with "The Italian Job".

    I disagree with the Bond points. They were successful movies for their time. Society and special effects move on so sometimes a "re-boot" makes sense for these reasons.

    300 on the IMAX?!!! That would be great!
  14. The Phalanx

    The Phalanx FMA's Frank Lucas

    I think reboots are great every generation or so... It works for the current generations... I mean look at some of the rebooted movies and TV shows... They're great and are much less corny...

    Batman is a great example... The Joker played by Jack Nicholson if you look at it is kinda tacky compared to Heath Ledger's portrayal...

    Also the Bond movies... The previous ones were just way too tacky and corny for the current times... I was expecting something better with the Pierce Brosnan ones but they were just upgraded tacky plots... The 2 new ones are great... They finally had a real man playing Bond instead of the usual metrosexual preppy they usually had sipping martinis and playing bacarat... What man does that nowadays? lol
  15. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise Senior Member Supporting Member

    I am going to see Star Trek today! Looking forward to it reboot and all! ;)
  16. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    For both the Joker and the Bond movies, I thought they were good in their times but yes they wouldn't play as well now. I don't really like reboots, but I don't have a better idea!
  17. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise Senior Member Supporting Member

    I thought this was a great movie! Really, really good! [​IMG]
  18. WuLord187

    WuLord187 Albo Kali Silat Student

    Sean Connery will always be the best the Bond

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