Star Trek Into Darkness
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
My retinas can only handle so many lens flares.
Jan 23 - 05:08 PM
LMAO!!!!!! Masterful comment!
Jan 24 - 10:40 AM
What would make me cry is if I waited 4 years for this film and it sucks.
Jan 23 - 07:22 PM
Yeeeep. They're going to kill Spock again.
Jan 24 - 12:06 AM
I hope not. If the Star Wars prequels taught us anything, it's that just because one can does not mean one should.
Jan 24 - 06:47 AM
Speaking of movies that made me cry.
Jan 24 - 01:50 PM
Please, please please, Mr. Abrams, make this a STAR TREK film! The last one was okay, but Star Trek has always been about not just the exploration of space, but exploration of the human character. All previous Trek films had a theme to them (even the bad ones). Star Trek 2009 was a good action film and acted well, but I couldn't tell you what the moral theme was because, let's be honest, there wasn't one...
Jan 24 - 06:41 AM
"I could not deprive you of the revelation of all that you could accomplish together, of a friendship that will define you both in ways you cannot yet realize."
Jan 24 - 01:56 PM
Still weak compared to the regret/revenge themes of "Wrath of Khan".
Jan 24 - 02:43 PM
Yeah, but much stronger than the themes of a lot of them. Nemesis anyone?
Jan 24 - 04:23 PM
See, I didn't get that out of the film. Don't get me wrong, the film was done well and Abrams is a great filmmaker, but Star Trek (2009) seemed to be more "Space Adventure: In Space!" with familiar characters and names then a Star Trek film. Plus, I know that there were scenes from the film that were deleted which explained some of the inconsistencies (such as Nero waiting 25 years for revenge), but they weren't included in the final film. When I saw the film for the first time I thought to myself, "Wow. He just waited for Spock for 25 years. No that's dedication!"
The whole Spock/Uhura love story felt rushed and unnecessary as well, and contradictory to the character of Spock. I don't mean to get all Trekkie on here, but basically I felt as though the film was dumbed down for a mass audience for the sake of more ticket sales.
Jan 25 - 05:53 AM
It seems like Abrams is trying to go the Star Wars route with the first being a fun light-hearted adventure and the second being a darker more dramatic story. Granted I'm not expecting Star Trek Into Darkness to be as good as Empire Strikes Back, but it's encouraging to see that Abrams is attempting something different with the sequel, rather than just rehashing the first.
Jan 24 - 12:00 PM
Followed by a third which sees the tribbles repackaged into short humanoid furry things which help the Federation squash a galactic insurrection?
Jan 24 - 12:50 PM
I thought the first one was pretty dark. I give credit to Abrams that people somehow think a movie where Kirk's father, Spocks mother and 99%of the Vulcans in the galaxy died fiery deaths was light and fun.
Jan 24 - 04:25 PM
I thought it was silly because Abrams didn't know what a black hole is.
Jan 24 - 04:32 PM
I'd like to believe that Vulcan was swallowed up by an actual plot hole. Nothing can escape those... not even lens flare light.
Jan 28 - 05:26 AM
Well, a New Hope also featured a planet getting blown up and millions of lives lost, yet it's considered a light hearted adventure. But yeah, you got to admire Abrams guts with that one. It's why I think it's sometimes a good thing to have a film in a franchise not directed by a big fan. I mean would a trekkie even consider killing nearly all the Vulcans?
Jan 24 - 11:56 PM
I think a vast majority of sensible people realize Vulcans aren't real.
Jan 25 - 01:08 AM
Nicholas Meyer, the director of Star Trek 2 and 6 wasn't a Trekkie at all. It worked well for him.
Jan 25 - 05:54 AM
so this movie will give you an allergic reaction?
Jan 25 - 01:54 PM
Don't Tase Me Bro
Onions dude. Onions. JJ Abrams is one-upping Cameron's use of the 3rd dimension & installing 'Smell-o-vision" in cinemas around the world that will pump in onion aromas during screenings.
And for Abrams' next trick: helping audiences 'smell' a Wookie...which I gather will also help audiences cry...
Jan 26 - 11:24 AM
Every Star Trek movie listed
Star Trek is Certified Fresh
Forest Whitaker serves the White House
Trailer for Tom Hanks thriller