JJ. Abrams and STAR TREK--$12.50

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    May 08, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
    was fucking worth it.....he should have directed x-men wolverine...
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    May 08, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    seeing it tomorrow in IMAX....15 dollars a ticket, but i have a feeling it will be money well spent.
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    May 08, 2009 11:38 PM GMT
    I saw it yesterday at midnight at a guy's night out with some coworkers. It was really good, but I think it did suffer from being given a bit too much hype..

    They definitely did an awesome job with the casting, and it was a very emotional script by sci-fi standards. But the structure of the story was kept pretty simple, and rather conservative for Abrams. I was expecting tons of twists and turns, maybe a cliffhanger at the end. I guess in an effort to keep Trekkies on board, he opted to exclude his usual pizzazz.
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    May 09, 2009 12:02 AM GMT
    Yes, the story is simple and straightforward, but I can't complain about that because it was SO good -- the pacing, the cast, the writing, the effects, the pathos and the humor, all terrific.

    They can delve into deeper themes and mindfraks in the NEXT installment. :-)
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    May 09, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    rotabilis saidYes, the story is simple and straightforward, but I can't complain about that because it was SO good -- the pacing, the cast, the writing, the effects, the pathos and the humor, all terrific.

    They can delve into deeper themes and mindfraks in the NEXT installment. :-)


    How could I forget the effects?????


    They were amazing.
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    May 09, 2009 12:14 AM GMT
    Saw it last night and was a bit worried at first. Had a deja vu of the "video game" effect with young Anakin doing the sand race with young Kirk proving how, um, un-controllable he is.... but then it, um, took off from there.
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    May 09, 2009 12:33 AM GMT
    Only hearing good things about it

    I Can't wait to see it next Week at the IMAX.icon_biggrin.gif
  • EricLA

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    May 09, 2009 12:37 AM GMT
    I spent $18 for the IMAX ticket last night (including the $1 processing charge on Moviefone.com). And, I agree, it was worth the money. I could definitely nitpick a few things, but overall it was a fun ride. I grew up with the original and watched all the series. Voyager was the beginning of the end to me. I can understand why they did Enterprise, but they did it wrong in my opinion. I stopped after the first season sometime. I'm glad it had a rest. It needed it.

    I didn't like all the changes, but the casting worked. Karl Urban as McCoy is given some great lines and delivers them perfectly. And the new Checkov actually sounds Russian (I think the kid is of Russian ancestry, but I don't know if he's a native speaker at all.).

    The story is really good, despite a couple of detours I had trouble with. The effects are good but do not dominate the movie. Things keep moving without it feeling like an out of control roller coaster.

    The highest compliment I can pay them is that they did what they had to do to establish their own version that can stand on its own.

    Highly enjoyable.
  • jmanorlando

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    May 09, 2009 12:45 AM GMT
    2 hours waiting to have center IMAX seats, $15, Kirk is hot - Who wants to see it again! icon_smile.gif
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    May 09, 2009 12:54 AM GMT
    i will.. i have a date for it..but i just couldnt wait so i snuck away fromw ork to watch it today.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 09, 2009 12:59 AM GMT
    I have plans to see it tomorrow... wouldn't miss it.. sounds fantastic.

    LIVE LONG & PROSPER!

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