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AMiSHPiRATE 5/10/2009 1:29:31 PM

if you're reading this deep into the forum without having seen the movie and somehow avoided reading all the spoilers:  spock is kirk's brother!

avihandler, the mirror universe timeline deviated from star trek prime well before James Kirk was born.  Enterprise had a mirror two-parter that rocked (although, that might have been a different mirror universe, since that episode, too, benefited from a wayward time traveling ship allegedly from star trek prime).

Whiskeymovie, the documentary style shooting of scifi started taking off with Firefly, but it's being used all over the place now.  Abrahms used it occasionally on Alias for the CGI action wide shots and BSG used it all the time.  It used to be that special effects heavy shots would involve more static camera shots because that made things a lot easier when compositing (just look at the original King Kong).  As technology advanced and we got all this motion tracking & camera tracking computer power, things have started to look better.  By using a documentary style in shooting, a wild camera with an itchy zoom makes the footage appear more realistic (just look at Cloverfield, another Abrahms picture).  I give props to Whedon for being one of the first ones to do it with Firefly, and I'll give him further props for not using sound effects in the space shots (after all, how can you hear in space if there's no molecules to vibrate?), but Whedon also loses cred for putting sound effects in the space shots for Serenity (sell out!).

samson 5/10/2009 1:37:18 PM

I really enjoyed the film. However, I have one question;


If Nero could go back in time, why wouldn't he just grab Spock, go back and bring him to a time before the sun exploaded? That way, Spock could have done his whole "red matter" thing and saved Romulan. Spock should have come up with that soloution when when Nero captured him.

Did anyone else think the same thing or did I miss something that would have prevented Nero or Spock from realising this? To me, it seemed the most "logical" step to take.


redhairs99 5/10/2009 2:23:11 PM

Amish, I don't think you're totally correct about Serenity.  If you rewatch the film, the only sounds you here in space are music.  The big battle at the end took place inside the ion cloud and was in the atmosphere, so you would be able to hear the sound effects.  The only other instances I can think of when you hear sound effects in space in Serenity are from shots inside Serenity itself.  I don't have a problem with that logic.

Riddick316 5/10/2009 2:29:33 PM

Well, I saw it a couple of hours ago. I really loved it. I liked the whole new timeline.



Spock gets a girlfriend---different.(Uhura,really surprising).

Kirk becomes Captain in 3 years after joining the academy.

The old Spock meets Kirk and the young Spock.

Spocks father admits that he loved Spocks mother.

A whole new future,and more sequels.......if they're like this one then bring them on!!!!!

Even if you aren't a Trekkie you will enjoy this movie.

Lastly, Karl Urban is Bones!!!! 

Wiseguy 5/10/2009 3:18:24 PM

I have to add that JJ was right and I was hoping he'd stay the course and not bring Shatner in even for a cameo. The film would've instantly turned goofy and would've lost something about the feel. I know a lot of fans wanted that cameo and I'm just glad it didn't happen

And 316mio not only was Urban Bones, I think most of the cast was DEAD ON. Whoever did the casting deserves an award.

Also happy to see Wolverine holding well. It did drop a huge percentage but that's usually the norm when you debut with  85plus.

Bryzarro 5/10/2009 3:19:01 PM




samson:  Good question but I think the answer to that was that Spock couldn't time travel to an exact point.  He could time travel but was unsure when it would take him.  The same if they tried it again it could take him back even further.

And again Bones and Scottie owned this movie.  Oh yeah and the comments about Kirk getting his ass handed to him all over this moo true.  Although I enjoyed the original Trek seeing this Kirk as not an unstoppable person made it much more enjoyable to watch.  He was such an under-dog for all of the situations. 

Oh and who loved the Maru Simulation with Kirk......Eating an apple.  "Ok lets Fire 1 photon a piece...let's conserve ammo huh! "


Wiseguy 5/10/2009 3:32:27 PM

Bryzarro, we were cracking up over the simulation. When he said 1 photon each my boy's first comment was Blue Harvest when they don't shoot at the escape pod and start talking about who does the budget.

SPOILER or not But that Spock Uhura thing really threw me for a loop. But that explained all the sass she gave Spock over assignments and why he capitulated. Loved it

wessmith1966 5/10/2009 3:45:17 PM



I loved Star Trek. Yes, I think the movie jumped the shark...nuked the fridge...whatever a little with Kirk meeting the "original" Spock. The production was great, the sets were fantastic. I really liked how the production team turned a beer factory in the Enterprise's engine room. The actors were excellent. Urban was a terrific McCoy (although when he told Kirk his name, he should have said "McCoy, Leaonard H" but that's just nitpicking). I really liked what they did with the Vulcans and Spock/Uhura. I saw the movie twice this weekend and I'm sure I'll be seeing it again. When it was first announced what was going on with Star Trek, I was pessimistic. Having seen the movie I have to say I was wrong. JJ and company made a wonderful movie and really gave the franchise new life. The music score was excellent, too. Pegg stole his scenes as Scotty, Quinto IS Spock...the whole cast was fantastic. I especially liked Greenwood as Capt. Pike.

The nods to Trek lore was great for fans of the original cast, and as noted in earlier posts, we all new Olsen was going to die when we saw the color of his shirt!

I was pretty close with my opening weekend take, and whoever said Wolverine would drop 70% was pretty much dead on.

hanso 5/10/2009 3:57:53 PM

LOL. Told you suckas Wolverine would drop 70&. Fox equal bitches. Foreign take is saving this damn flick and setting up the inevitable craptastic sequel. Wolverine = Fail!

Star Trek was awesome, now that's a true summer film. That film got the bad taste of Wolverine out of everyone's eyes.

Lost within all the summer hoopla is an excellent film titled "Rudo y Cursi", produced by the Mexican Trinity: Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro & Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.  I suggest you peeps check it out.

Wiseguy 5/10/2009 3:58:55 PM

Wolverine was pretty good and despite all the thieves out there it's still making money. hanso is mad cause he couldn't bring it down. 70% is nothing when you take the leak and the debut into account. The film is well into the black  and luckily we'll get another. Hopefully a Deadpool spin off too.

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