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Old 26 July 2016, 22:04
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Thumbs up Star Trek Beyond

Saw it tonight, it's def worth 3D weeknight price at the theater. Probably the best storyline so far, the cast is even better. Bad guy has a surprise ending, and some 1960s history relived.

That, combined with cold subs from Jimmy Johns made it an ideal Beat the Heat option for me and the Mrs. Both very highly recommended.
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Old 27 July 2016, 07:08
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Is Sulu still badass-ish, or is he delivering lines with a lisp?
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Old 27 July 2016, 09:03
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Is Sulu still badass-ish, or is he delivering lines with a lisp?
He actually had some great action and a pivotal pilot scene that was right up there with any aviation movie ever. It did show his family for about 5-10 seconds, nothing over the top or USMC-like!
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Old 27 July 2016, 09:07
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Glad to see a positive review.

I hated the last two JJ Abrams reboot films, not out of loyalty to the original, but because I felt they were very poorly written.

I'm interested in this one because JJ Abrams is not involved and Simon Pegg is one of the writers. In addition to writing some clever funny films, Pegg has always been a true fan of the original Star Trek and I always felt that's what the reboots needed in a writer, aside from some basic common sense... someone who genuinely loved the material.
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Caught it yesterday as well, and agree. Better written than the last two and the twist was done very well. Worth a Coke & Popcorn
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Old 27 July 2016, 09:21
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No gone yet - waiting for it to hit the $1 ($2.50) Omni.

Some of the complaints were it was too campy and funny - not serious enough.

Obviously those were from people who never saw the Whale Movie (4 - The Voyage Home) which I thought was great - as Star Trek movies go.
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Old 27 July 2016, 12:32
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No thanks....too politically correct for me according to many reviews.
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Old 27 July 2016, 13:12
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I like the SiFi movies with semi nude hot alien women with blue/green/purple/orange skin. That's my idea of diversity.

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Old 27 July 2016, 13:38
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I like the SiFi movies with semi nude hot alien women with blue/green/purple/orange skin. That's my idea of diversity.

After Avatar, I tried to paint my wife blue but she didn't buy in...
Damn, that's a great idea......

I loved the original Star Trek, and enjoyed the first several remakes, I will see this one as well. Live long, and prosper!
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Obviously those were from people who never saw the Whale Movie (4 - The Voyage Home) which I thought was great - as Star Trek movies go.
Was that the one where Chekov inquires about the nuclear wessels?

#4 was the best IMO, I haven't really been able to get into the the modern reboots. Maybe this one will turn the tide.
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I loved #2, Wrath of Khan - prob b/c #1 was freakin miserable, even to a 9th grade junkie who was raised on the original 60s cast. What I hate about the entire reboot genre is when the writers quit and say "fuck it...time warp, bitches, explain THAT!". Still you can't deny that Khan's soliloquy of Capt Ahab at the end just made you feel the hate.
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Old 27 July 2016, 17:16
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Was that the one where Chekov inquires about the nuclear wessels?.
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Scotty in the factory trying to talk to the computer

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Old 27 July 2016, 19:26
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Scotty in the factory trying to talk to the computer
And in the way Hollywood completely misunderstood how computers work... because Scotty was from the future, he just furiously clacked away at random keys for a few seconds and... voila! ...A 3D rendering of transparent aluminum.
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Saw it. Loved it. Spoiler alert: Lots o' Red Shirts doing what they do best...

I was in elementary/junior high when the original series came out, so I was quite happy with the throwback references.
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Okay, this is great news to hear that the new Star Trek flick is worth it. I have been pondering on and off over the past few weeks whether or not to even bother. I liked the first Abramsverse movie from 2009 for the most part, even if my opinion of it dimmed quite a bit not long after seeing it when it was first in theaters.

The 2013 flick, I'm sorry - no. And not a fan of the Benedict Cummbetach (sp?) Khan - the prequel comics that IDW made for the flick didn't make him that more enjoyable with his back story.

This one had me confused, like cautiously optimistic, knowing it's not the old legacy ST I love, but maybe a step in the right direction, even if it looked a bit over the top. And another Enterprise destroyed? Yaay.

I'll go see it soon, for sure.

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I loved #2, Wrath of Khan - prob b/c #1 was freakin miserable, even to a 9th grade junkie who was raised on the original 60s cast.
I have yet been able to watch TMP in it's entirety in a single go - and I have made it clear on SOCNET that I am a Trekkie. It's just a bleh stuck on sloooow 90% of the time, movie overall that makes you want to fall asleep after a half hour. At least it did it's job in 1979 though, and sparked enough interest in the franchise for better movies to come out after it.

IMO, #2, 4 and 6 are the best TOS movies in that order. #3 was quite decent too - no comment on #5.
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Saw it, thought it was great. Much, much better than the first two (especially the godawful Khan redux). After seeing how much of a non-event it was, I find it funny people are upset about the whole Sulu thing. The story is definitely the strongest of all the movies so far, and the acting matched. I'm glad I didn't wait for this one to come out on blu-ray.
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I enjoyed it. Pegg managed to tie in the original cast, acknowledge someone important's death, give a nod to "Enterprise" show's part of the canon's history, a reference to a character in "Voyager" and still make it fun. As much as a I like the Beastie Boys, that's one part of the reboots that will always strike me as odd and probably won't hold up to the test of time.

Something drastic had to be done to keep something that has survived this long as a franchise. Going on to make more TNG cast movies wasn't going to be much better, the last several of those were terrible. Voyager doesn't make sense for movies, the series wrapped in a way making it weird, DS9 would be the most boring ST movie ever.

I'm just incredibly skeptical of the new series in January being worthwhile, at all.
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FINALLY (being a Trekkie and all) saw it this past Monday.

I loved it. Reminded me a bit of some of the TOS episodes that were a bit heavier on the action. It was better written and more enjoyable, and even engaging I think that the 2009 flick, and certainly Into Darkness from 2013.

Didn't take itself too seriously, had a little bit of everything and the two hours went by quickly. Never thought I'd see myself typing this when I first saw the trailer in April; but I think it deserves a nice 7-7.5-10 no problem.

The in-film memorials to Leonard Nimoy were a nice, rather poignant touch, too.
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