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Comment by Joseph P on May 25, 2013 at 5:23pm
Redbox?
Comment by Mriana on May 25, 2013 at 5:21pm

I didn't care much for the first "reboot" movie and from what I'm reading, I'm glad I didn't go to the theatre to see it and wasted all that money.

Comment by Joseph P on May 25, 2013 at 5:02pm

If you liked the first of the reboot movies, you'll certainly like this one, too.

This one has a few strong themes.  It seems like they're back to the classic series and TNG, in terms of constructing morality plays, but it wasn't one of the better morality plays I've seen.  There were far stronger ones all throughout the classic series, TNG, and DS9.

There also  wasn't as much character development as the last one.  Decent dialogue and some fun character interaction, but the characters weren't as dynamic as the last movie.  In almost every way, it was a fairly shallow movie, compared to what I was hoping for.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 25, 2013 at 12:05pm

What a review, Joseph. "I can't think of anything really positive to say about it." "Well, they snuck a little bit of plot into all of the action scenes, in the new Star Trek movie." and "A lot of the action felt forced." I haven't seen it yet, but now I'm not in a big rush. *big sigh of disappointment* I am a die hard Trekkie too, so maybe I'll enjoy it anyway, Jeffery. Yes, Andrew, I've already been warned of the superabundance of  lens flares.

Comment by Lake Atheist on May 20, 2013 at 2:06pm
I concider myself a die hard Trekkie. I LOVED it.
Comment by Joseph P on May 20, 2013 at 1:59pm

Is that your way of grudgingly admitting that you liked it Joseph?

No, that was my sarcasm voice ... which I realize is difficult to tell apart from my normal one.

It was just kind of ... there.  I can't think of anything really positive to say about it, but the negatives I have to add are relatively minor and are picky.

Well, there were some witty one-liners.  I guess that's a positive comment.

A lot of the action felt forced.  Kirk rarely made an active decision to do anything, except for one major decision that changed the progression of events.  For that matter, that decision was kind of force-fed to him.

Most of the rest just felt like a bunch of people tumbling through a progression of events.  I never got the feeling of anyone agonizing over a problem or making a less-than-blindingly obvious choice.  The action was fairly well done, but a lot of it felt like pointless eye candy.

It wasn't a bad movie.  It's worth seeing.  It just wasn't a good movie, either.

Comment by Andrew Fuller on May 19, 2013 at 9:24pm
I saw it yesterday. I thought that it was really engaging. It didn't resort to any cheap tricks to drive the plot, there were a couple of nods to the old series and the films, and it was exciting. And there were lens flares- lots and lots of lens flares...
Comment by Steph S. on May 19, 2013 at 9:07pm

oh cool! Anyone see the Star Trek movie other than Joseph? Any thoughts?

Comment by James Yount on May 19, 2013 at 8:52pm

Is that your way of grudgingly admitting that you liked it Joseph?

Comment by Joseph P on May 19, 2013 at 2:21pm

Well, they snuck a little bit of plot into all of the action scenes, in the new Star Trek movie.

 

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