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Star Wars - Shiny Guy
Posted on Wednesday 29 May 2013 at 9:48 pm

Into Darkness


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Unsentimental Fool
unsentimentalf at 11:32 am on 30 May 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Um. Well firstly I loved the film. The main three leads were all excellent and bounced off each other beautifully,the way they played with the plot of the original film was smart and I always loved Khan anyway. (Big teenage crush).

Having said that, why the hell do modern action films have to do the whole imminent catastrophe at the start and every ten minutes thereafter thing? Instead of a decent build up to climax we have to have "something goes wrong and lives are in danger" every time anyone does anything at all.

I am a huge fan of Simon Pegg, Hot Fuzz being the second funniest film in the world (after Grosse Point Blank), but the best I can say about Scotty is that he wasn't quite as bad as in the last film. Star Trek has always worked on dry humour not comedy turns. The original character had gravitas. Pegg doesn't. And that fake scottish accent is awful.

Re the serum thing, I'm sure i remember plenty of star trek eps where they discover the secret to eternal life and hush it up because of the moral implications. Or if not then there ought to have been- it's very ST. Maintaining social order always trumps everything else:-)
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 2:33 pm on 30 May 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Well firstly I loved the film. The main three leads were all excellent and bounced off each other beautifully,the way they played with the plot of the original film was smart and I always loved Khan anyway.
Pretty much. :)

why the hell do modern action films have to do the whole imminent catastrophe at the start and every ten minutes thereafter thing?
Yeah. There is definitely the roller coaster up-and-down mentality. I don't mind it but I do agree that variety would be nice. Some action movies could be that way, but maybe some could try a different pattern for a while?

the best I can say about Scotty is that he wasn't quite as bad as in the last film. Star Trek has always worked on dry humour not comedy turns. The original character had gravitas. Pegg doesn't. And that fake scottish accent is awful.
I guess I just disagree. I think it works as a bit of lightheartedness and isn't that far from some stuff in older Trek. I see his accent as similar to, though not the same extreme as, Chekov's. It's not supposed to be fully realistic.

it's very ST. Maintaining social order always trumps everything else:-)
Fair point. Fair point, indeed.


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