Here's hoping the finished product is as good as it looks. Most of what I've seen has been very reassuring. I'm still not 100% sold on some of the casting but you can bet I'll be there opening weekend...
Dec 23 - 05:48 AM
I'm keeping an open mind on this - I'm very excited by the trailer (but that's what trailers are supposed to do: remember Star Wars Ep1?) I like the cast and I'm thrilled to hear Majel Barrett just one more time. Just loose the kid's saying "My name is James Tiberius Kirk" and I'll be happy.
Dec 23 - 07:33 AM
Geez, give the kid a break. How many ways really are there to say the line "My name is James Tiberius Kirk?" If you don't like the reading, blame the director, not the kid. After all, the director is the one who picked that reading and used it.
Dec 23 - 08:13 AM
I thought the movie was supposed to finish filming a while ago...otherwise, how could they have made the original Christmas release date? And I love how Abrams mentions the cast, the action, the effects...but not the STORY, which is the most important part of whether Trek works or not.
Abrams has gone on record as saying he's never been a fan of Star Trek, so I still don't see how he could be the right choice to breathe new life into something he doesn't like or understand. I can't believe people are getting hyped for what will no doubt be another mindless action film.
Dec 23 - 09:15 AM
I think this will just be pop corn fun and nothing more unfortunately, but there hasn't been an entertaining Star Trek film in ages so I wouldn't really be disappointed if it was only pop corn fun.
Dec 23 - 09:42 AM
i've never seen Trek and star wars isn't interesting to me so i consider myself unbiased but i think THIS Star Trek looks awesome!
Dec 23 - 10:12 AM
I thought filming finished a while ago too. Must be reshoots or something.I hope the movie doesn't do what the recent Bond movies did, and remove anything associated with the franchise, and thus make a completely different movie by default (i.e. no gadgets, no "Bond, James Bond", no Q = not your typical Bond movie). Just because the characters have the same names doesn't mean it'll be a good Trek film.That said, I'm not a Trekkie so I'm not sure what they'd have to keep in to remain faithful. I'm just tired of people taking franchises in a different direction, and getting all proud about it. When you get down to it, they're just using the franchise name to attract people to a completely different product. They weren't brave enough to make something original, so they're stealing a franchise name and milking it for all it's worth, while simultaneously killing a franchise. But that's just me.
Dec 23 - 10:37 AM
It's a wrap as in total wrap their finishing post production. Principle photography was finished a long time ago; hence why we have a trailer in the first place.
Dec 23 - 04:41 PM
Agreed with Merlin on this.
Dec 23 - 12:48 PM
I'm excited to see it. What does it matter if he didn't like Star Trek at the beginning. The important thing is that Abrams has gone on the record saying that now, he understands and loves Trek.
I'm not the biggest fan of Star Trek (kinda liked the movies from TOS and First Contact), but I hope this one is right.
Dec 23 - 04:52 PM
I disagree with Merlin on this. Reboots are suppose to be a reimagining of a story. You can pretty much do whatever you want as long as the title is the same. They can make Kirk a Cuban woman for all I care, as long as the movie is good. Isn't that what we all want? Good movies.
Dec 23 - 05:56 PM
Remember the old Battlestar Galactica? Yeah... Thank God they rebooted that. Technically, there's the argument that the new Bond films are more true to the original novels than the earlier movies ever were, since there were no truly futuristic gadgets in the books. I'd still take no gadgets to the invisible car in DAD.
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