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Lost in space: 'Star Trek' movie review (1 1/2 stars)
NY Post ^

Posted on 05/14/2013 6:48:35 AM PDT by Perdogg

Why would a Starfleet admiral ask a 300-year-old frozen man for help?’’ asks Captain Kirk in his latest adventure — and, after sitting through two-plus hours of the mind-numbing “Star Trek Into Darkness,’’ damned if I could tell you why.

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This is a review about the new movie, not about Zachary Quinto being gay. Thank you.
1 posted on 05/14/2013 6:48:35 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 6:49:53 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; skinkinthegrass; ...

ping


3 posted on 05/14/2013 6:49:55 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

He calls it “Star dreck”. How original.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 6:51:26 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Perdogg

There’s no way the story line is less plausible than the last one.


5 posted on 05/14/2013 6:51:52 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Perdogg
I don't care if it's a bad movie. All I care about is the lens flares! Are there are a lot of shiny sparkly lens flares in this one? oooo!


6 posted on 05/14/2013 6:54:09 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Perdogg
Why would a Starfleet admiral ask a 300-year-old frozen man for help?’’

It isn't unprecedented:

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7 posted on 05/14/2013 6:55:14 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: Perdogg

Star Trek Babies.

8 posted on 05/14/2013 6:55:25 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Perdogg

This is Lou Lumenick though, the guy who called Inception the greatest movie of all time.


9 posted on 05/14/2013 6:56:11 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Perdogg

Seems about right, judging by the massive blitz of advertising when I dared actually watch broadcast TV recently. Every commercial break had an advertisement for Star Trek (though not one Iron Man 3 commercial..), and all I could think was: If they are blowing this much money on advertising, this has got to be a bore of a movie.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 6:56:15 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Honest Trailers Star Trek

There is a lot about FLARES!

11 posted on 05/14/2013 6:56:59 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

That movie was a convoluted pantload.


12 posted on 05/14/2013 6:58:29 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: GeronL

Ping.


13 posted on 05/14/2013 7:00:10 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Perdogg
Or explain exactly why that defrosted villain levels San Francisco in what almost amounts to an afterthought.

This one plot element has me wanting to see the film just for this.

14 posted on 05/14/2013 7:00:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Perdogg
I've lost track. Is this an even or an odd Star Trek movie.

Star Trek Movie Curse

15 posted on 05/14/2013 7:01:01 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Perdogg

Strange life forms, these younger generation beings.


16 posted on 05/14/2013 7:04:15 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: kingu
So now he has ruined Star Trek. I now shudder at that he will do to the New Star Wars movie.
17 posted on 05/14/2013 7:05:01 AM PDT by Nashvegas (What do you get if you offer a liberal a penny for their thoughts? Change)
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To: Perdogg

Aussie reviews reveal that this is a remake of “The Wrath of Khan.” What a waste.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 7:05:19 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: freedumb2003
Good flick!
19 posted on 05/14/2013 7:12:33 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Perdogg

Abrams has turned Star Trek in to Star Trash.


20 posted on 05/14/2013 7:12:40 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Perdogg; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: What the ‘Trek’! The limp plot of this silly new sequel has its phasers set to dumb

Gadzooks! What.. can I say?

Plenty... it seems:

For a insight into the very small, twisted world of reviewer Lou Lumenick, let us let another movie critic have his say from http://www.rogerebert.com/festivals-and-awards/an-incident-at-toronto

If it were up to me, you would never have heard about the incident at the Toronto Film Festival on the morning of Sept. 6 when a fellow critic whacked me with a rolled-up program or a festival binder or something. It has been blown out of proportion. It is of little interest.

The incident remained private until today (Sept. 11), when a basically accurate account appeared in the New York Daily News. I suppose since it happened at a press screening with 500 journalists in the room, this was inevitable. Now it’s become a big deal, raced around the web, and been somewhat exaggerated.

There are always two sides to everything. Here is mine. The movie “Slumdog Millionaire” had subtitles on the bottom right side of the screen. I was seated in an outboard aisle seat on the right. The person in front of me was leaning over into the aisle, making the subtitles impossible to read. He is not short. Because of neck and shoulder surgery I could not look around him.

In my medical condition I cannot speak, I tapped him lightly on the shoulder, and gestured him to move over a little. He said, “Don’t touch me!” and remained in position. I tapped him lightly again. “I said—don’t touch me!” He leaned further into the aisle, as if making a point of it. I tapped him a third time, and he jumped up and whacked me on the knee with whatever it was. He sat down, and I defiantly tapped him again, not as lightly, but not too heavily, just to show I wasn’t intimidated.

There was a commotion, some people stood up and asked him what he was doing, and a person from the studio who was seated behind us across the aisle intervened. I gather there was a conversation with security, which I did not witness. He reentered the theater and took the studio person’s seat. His seat was taken by someone who had been standing in the rear of the theater. No more problems.

Rumors spread swiftly. I began getting e-mails asking if someone had “beat me up.” I was eventually contacted by the Daily News, and told them I had no comment, apart from verifing that their account was truthful. This whole matter was embarrassing, because it drew attention to me and invited pity, which makes me cringe. My wife, Chaz, did not witness this. Her reaction when she heard: “I’ll get a no-neck guy from the West Side to break his knees.” Just rhetorical, I trust.

I think the guy was wrong. A film critic of all people should be respectful of the sight-lines of fellow audience members. But in one way I feel sorry for him. He had no idea who was behind him when he smacked me. Now it looked like he was picking on poor me. I have had my problems, but I promise you I am plenty hearty enough to withstand a smack, and quite happy, after the smack, to tap him again. I had to see those subtitles. There was no pain. The incident is over. Peace.

It seems life would imitate art way better if Roger... had mastery of the Vulcan Nerve Pinch--

Well, in my day we would have had Roger kick Lou... right in his steel balls.

21 posted on 05/14/2013 7:14:06 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: KarlInOhio
alternate theory that the movie is bad when any of the main characters sing

That has to be a given. Has to be.

22 posted on 05/14/2013 7:16:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Perdogg

I thought the last one completely Sucked.
The ridiculous so-called “plot”, The lousy special effects, The HORRIBLE sets, The lens flare EVERYWHERE, The new Scotty, Sulu, Spock, The lens-flared Apple store bridge, The Budweiser Brewery engineering (I swear i saw a cinder block wall..)
Almost everything about it except maybe the casting of Bones.

“J.J.” is a HACK

I’ll probably wait for this one on Blu-ray come this August.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 7:21:16 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Cincinatus

No, no. San Francisco is a beautiful city... it’s the creepy Stalinist moonbats that make it ugly.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 7:21:35 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: mowowie

Faux Trek.

And the guy that played McCoy looks too much like the actor that played Gary Mitchell.


25 posted on 05/14/2013 7:23:26 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Perdogg
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26 posted on 05/14/2013 7:32:50 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Perdogg

Worse than “Final Frontier” and “Nemesis” it seems.


27 posted on 05/14/2013 7:43:41 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Wow you’re right.
THAT would have been a good cast job.

I read in an old Star Trek novel that Mitchell was actually Q.
Q had been banished by the continuum and his essence or whatever floated around space for a millenium until Mitchell happened to pass by and then got posessed by him.

This new bad guy have something to do with Mitchell?


28 posted on 05/14/2013 7:44:39 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

Abrams’ Star Trek is dreadful, not just because it screws up (”reboots”) Star Trek, but because the movie was horrible in its own right. I watched it a second time as its own story and SF series. Wouldn’t matter what context you filmed this in, the story stank on ice.

I can’t imagine Abrams doing any better with this one.

Problem is, my wife likes the Star Trek reboot.


29 posted on 05/14/2013 7:47:27 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Sybeck1

‘The Final Frontier’ at least had Cynthia Gouw in it. Hottest Romulan babe ever (before they decided to give Romulans a weird Klingonesque bone in their forehead, ick).


30 posted on 05/14/2013 7:48:36 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: mowowie
It is almost unimaginable how anyone could have watched the last Star Trek movie and thought it was bad in comparison to any original Star Trek anything. Star Trek the original series and most of the movies were low budget, over/poorly acted, poorly scripted, poorly directed, paeans to socialism. While the last Star Trek movie was hardly a paragon of movie making it was better than anything that the franchise had ever made previously. This is like listening to someone go on about how Tim Burtons Bat Man was preferable to Nolans Batman because it captured the feel of the (horrible, execrable, ambiguously gay) TV series better.

I get that people want to be nostalgic about their childhood TV series but please be rational.

31 posted on 05/14/2013 7:51:12 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Perdogg

I was really nice of the reviewer to inform me that Admiral Pike Dies.

ugh


32 posted on 05/14/2013 7:51:16 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: freedumb2003

Your turn to feed the alien!


33 posted on 05/14/2013 7:52:01 AM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: mowowie

Pretty sure the bad guy will be revealed to be Khan.

Always count on Hollywood to have very little imagination.


34 posted on 05/14/2013 7:53:00 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: mowowie
It was really nice of you to post it here without a spoiler warning.
35 posted on 05/14/2013 7:57:12 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: mowowie
I don't recall that novel, but that doesn't quite make sense, since more than a few individuals (besides Mitchell and Dr. Elizabeth Dehner) started acting like Zeroesque narcissistic gods (the SS Valiant crew).

From what I understand, the new villain in the movie has nothing to do with Mitchell (despite the new actress in the film being made over to look like Dehner, Mitchell's cohort) and this English actor is in fact, reprising a role made famous by the fella who hawked cars that had rich Corinthian leather.

36 posted on 05/14/2013 7:58:02 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Did you know she was a lawyer?


37 posted on 05/14/2013 7:58:37 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

Seems that most critics at ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ disagree with Mr. Lumenick...


38 posted on 05/14/2013 8:03:49 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Durus

Er, Star Trek: TOS was one of the most expensive shows on television at the time with state of the art special effects. It was an ode to Westerns and pretty fiercly pro-American (albeit JFK’s New Frontier, which was pretty Conservative by today’s standards). If the show was as subpar as you described, it certainly would not have had such popularity, spun off movies, new series, et al, and still be going strong almost 50 years later.

The problem with why many of us fans didn’t like the remake is because Abrams pretty much went out of his way to trash the history/canon, etc. of the franchise. I thought it was offensive and sophomoric, with poorly-chosen actors well out of their depth for the characters they’re portraying. Rather than remake it, they should’ve continued on past beyond Picard’s Enterprise and set it in the 25th century with a new ship and new characters.


39 posted on 05/14/2013 8:05:14 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Durus

Like Plinkett says, the Last Star trek film was and had to be in this day and age designed to appeal to a mass audience.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dCJWr40raQ

as a past ST fan get why people liked it and all but i have 108 of my own reasons why i did not really like this movie.

I was kinda surprised plinkett overall liked it....


40 posted on 05/14/2013 8:05:50 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Perdogg

I heard she worked for King Willie Brown.


41 posted on 05/14/2013 8:06:14 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Bratch

OH Man...... :(

lol
sorry


42 posted on 05/14/2013 8:09:28 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“and this English actor is in fact, reprising a role made famous by the fella who hawked cars that had rich Corinthian leather.”

It’s true. In fact since this is a alternate reality story (because the old original series Spock we knew in the last movie accidently caused the timeline to change trying to save Romulus) the Botany Bay was intercepted by Starfleet at a earlier time than when Kirk intercepted them in ‘Space Seed’. Also from almost every other review, this movie is getting a 4 out of 5 stars.


43 posted on 05/14/2013 8:10:34 AM PDT by Cold Case Posse Supporter
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To: fieldmarshaldj

It was a huge book i remember, i gotta go see if i can find it to refresh my memory..


44 posted on 05/14/2013 8:11:51 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: fieldmarshaldj

It was a while ago.....

I may have confused Mitchell with Trelane.
This was the book i believe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q-Squared

It appears that Trelane was a Q and our “Q” was tasked to mentor him......or whatever.
:)


45 posted on 05/14/2013 8:21:24 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: fieldmarshaldj

whoops...
Just realized that Q-Squared is a non-canon Star Trek novel.


46 posted on 05/14/2013 8:24:08 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter

Apparently that ‘alternate reality’ extended back to the 20th century in changing him from a Spaniard Sikh to an English Sikh. I don’t expect this film to earn more than the 1 star (since I can’t give it a zero) that the prior abomination got from moi.


47 posted on 05/14/2013 8:35:16 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: EEGator

Tell me about it, I went and saw it in the theater and people were actually laughing, one guy calling out “Where is Neo?” lol Something strange about Leo DiCaprio, I don’t know if this guy is blowing movie reviewers or what, but every piece of crap movie he puts out seems to generate these over the top movie reviews praising him. Shutter Island, J Edgar, Inception, all praised as the greatest movies since the history of mankind and I go see them and they are just utter crap, usually with DiCaprio completely and utterly miscast. Read this crap, what is up with this guy?

http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/dream_team_105fXIW5839pHficdGU9vN

Gangs of New York was the absolute worst. I could not believe how much Scorcese screwed up that movie, because the book is one of my favorites. The book was mind blowing, and I go see this movie and it was like this Disney ride with automatons, just utter crap. Even the sets looked like something from Disneyland.


48 posted on 05/14/2013 8:35:31 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: mowowie

I have a bunch of novels I bought that I haven’t gotten around to reading, yet. Yes, that Trelane being a (juvenile) Q makes a lot of sense. Probably also the beings that cared for Charlie X (a human given Q-like powers) were as well.


49 posted on 05/14/2013 8:38:30 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Well, at least Daniel Day-Lewis was great in “Gangs.”


50 posted on 05/14/2013 8:40:44 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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