Skip to comments.Lost in space: 'Star Trek' movie review (1 1/2 stars)
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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Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
He calls it “Star dreck”. How original.
There’s no way the story line is less plausible than the last one.
Star Trek Babies.
This is Lou Lumenick though, the guy who called Inception the greatest movie of all time.
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.
There is a lot about FLARES!
That movie was a convoluted pantload.
This one plot element has me wanting to see the film just for this.
Strange life forms, these younger generation beings.
Aussie reviews reveal that this is a remake of “The Wrath of Khan.” What a waste.
Abrams has turned Star Trek in to Star Trash.
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.
That has to be a given. Has to be.
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.
No, no. San Francisco is a beautiful city... it’s the creepy Stalinist moonbats that make it ugly.
And the guy that played McCoy looks too much like the actor that played Gary Mitchell.
Worse than “Final Frontier” and “Nemesis” it seems.
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?
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.
‘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).
I get that people want to be nostalgic about their childhood TV series but please be rational.
I was really nice of the reviewer to inform me that Admiral Pike Dies.
Your turn to feed the alien!
Pretty sure the bad guy will be revealed to be Khan.
Always count on Hollywood to have very little imagination.
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.
Did you know she was a lawyer?
Seems that most critics at ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ disagree with Mr. Lumenick...
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.
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.
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....
I heard she worked for King Willie Brown.
OH Man...... :(
“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.
It was a huge book i remember, i gotta go see if i can find it to refresh my memory..
It was a while ago.....
I may have confused Mitchell with Trelane.
This was the book i believe
It appears that Trelane was a Q and our “Q” was tasked to mentor him......or whatever.
Just realized that Q-Squared is a non-canon Star Trek novel.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Well, at least Daniel Day-Lewis was great in “Gangs.”
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