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Which top hollywood director can do a better job?

RomulanFan

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Report this Jun. 02 2010, 11:54 am

J.J. Abrams is by far the most successful Star Trek director of all-time. No matter how you crticize him, $257 million at the box office is pretty darn good.  

So my question is which top hollywood director can do a better job than J.J. Abrams with Star Trek? The obvious names are Lucas, Cameron, Spielberg, etc.

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Report this Jun. 02 2010, 1:41 pm

I don't know if they could do better, that is such a subjective term, but I would like to see how Spielberg, Cameron, Singer et al. would handle a Star Trek film. Spielberg would be my first choice.

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Report this Jun. 02 2010, 2:05 pm

Quote (RomulanFan @ June 02 2010, 4:54 pm)
J.J. Abrams is by far the most successful Star Trek director of all-time. No matter how you crticize him, $257 million at the box office is pretty darn good. ¿

So my question is which top hollywood director can do a better job than J.J. Abrams with Star Trek? The obvious names are Lucas, Cameron, Spielberg, etc.

I would take issue with this statement.
Robert Wise is by far the most successful director of Star Trek.

West Side Story,
The Sound Of Music
The Day the Earth Stood Still (orig)

As a director,JJ's CV doesn't really compare.

Anyhoo.. Guillermo Del Toro.

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Report this Jun. 02 2010, 3:49 pm

NOTA

My vote: The Coen Brothers.

They could finally tell the epic tale of the USS Achiever.

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Report this Jun. 02 2010, 9:04 pm

Quote (starbase63 @ June 02 2010, 12:59 pm)
Quote (RomulanFan @ June 02 2010, 11:54 am)
J.J. Abrams is by far the most successful Star Trek director of all-time. No matter how you crticize him, $257 million at the box office is pretty darn good. ?

So my question is which top hollywood director can do a better job than J.J. Abrams with Star Trek? The obvious names are Lucas, Cameron, Spielberg, etc.

Umm..actually, what would the $153,801,959.00 that Nick Meyer made between STII:TWOK and STVI:TUC be in 2009 dollars to compare to what Abrams did for ST:XI?

And that's just domestic gross...

What the movie makes is no indication really how good the director is...

Lucas? He's a great idea man, writer, and so forth...a director? Nahh. The best directed episode of the SW saga was Ep. V TESB...now Irvin Kirschner? THAT's a director.

:logical:

Nice try SB, but adding the grosses of two films and comparing them to one film isn't exactly fair now is it?
We can adjust for inflation for each of the two Mayer films, but individually they still would not over ride what Abrams film made.
Adjusting for inflation has always been the poor mans excuse to distract from the here and now...we could argue that in 10yrs Abrams film could be adjusted for inflation and said to have made a cool one billion dollars.
And while it may not be an indicator of a good director to make a high grossing film, it does take a good director to make a good film and Star Trek was in general well received by both fans and critic alike, so it's safe to say Abrams is a good director for Star Trek, it's over all grosses prove that.
Circular logic...love it.

I agree, Lucas is not a good director, not even a good writer, he's pure idea only.
Irvin Kirschner would defiantly make a superb director for Star Trek.

But from the list provided, Christopher Nolan would be the wisest of choices.

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Report this Jun. 04 2010, 12:21 am

Peter Jackson people! The guy who produced the Lord of the Rings film trilogy! He'd create EPIC Star Trek, certain of it...

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Report this Jun. 04 2010, 10:20 am

Spielburg would probably take everyone's Phasers away and give them radio's or something stupid like he did with E T ¿:laugh:



Actually I like Steve but I can't see him doing Trek.

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Report this Jun. 04 2010, 11:31 am

I wonder what Ridley Scott would do with Star Trek?

It's not really his style, though. Star Trek is fairly sterile and sleek, while Ridley is very gritty and is know for his visual "texture" in films.

Still...it would be "fascinating."

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Report this Jun. 04 2010, 3:52 pm

I think Bryan Singer would make a decent Trek film. He's a fan, and knows his way around science fiction. The X-Men are similar to Trek in many ways, so I think it would be pretty easy to make the move from Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters to the bridge of the Enterprise. It would be a fairly traditional Trek film, but a very entertaining one.

Ridley Scott? His version of Trek would be visually exciting, but also very loud and convoluted. He's made some fine movies, but he doesn't know his way around sympathetic characters, which I think is a must for a good Trek film.

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Report this Jun. 08 2010, 7:57 pm

I read an interview with this guy last week, in which he was asked why dooen't he rely too much on CGI. He said (I'm paraphrasing) "people pay to see my movies, so I have to work hard for them to be worthy of the movie going public. If that means I have to work harder, so be it."

Christopher Nolan. Overseeing the DC movies for Warner Bros. and getting ready to finish with Batman (and I believe him when he says won't do a fourth). Or would his Star Trek be too dark and gritty for some?

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Report this Jun. 08 2010, 8:05 pm

Quote (sonofspock1 @ June 08 2010, 7:57 pm)
I read an interview with this guy last week, in which he was asked why dooen't he rely too much on CGI. He said (I'm paraphrasing) "people pay to see my movies, so I have to work hard for them to be worthy of the movie going public. If that means I have to work harder, so be it."

Christopher Nolan. Overseeing the DC movies for Warner Bros. and getting ready to finish with Batman (and I believe him when he says won't do a fourth). Or would his Star Trek be too dark and gritty for some?

You can not assume the style and direction a director chose for one movie to be used in all his movies.
Nolan might set a standard for a franchise based movie like Batman, but might decide on another look for a different franchise if offered to direct, even if it's a direct extension of an existing franchise.

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Report this Jun. 08 2010, 8:48 pm

Quote (starbase63 @ June 03 2010, 9:00 am)
If Abrams directs the second movie, we'll see if the take stays comparable or if there is a drop-off...then we can compare Meyer and Abrams apples to apples.

:logical:

which would only be fair at tht point.

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Report this Jun. 09 2010, 9:49 am

Quote (RomulanFan @ June 01 2010, 12:54 pm)
J.J. Abrams is by far the most successful Star Trek director of all-time. No matter how you crticize him, $257 million at the box office is pretty darn good. ¿

So my question is which top hollywood director can do a better job than J.J. Abrams with Star Trek? The obvious names are Lucas, Cameron, Spielberg, etc.

ANY Director could do a better job than MR. ABRAMS..
ANY..  :eyesroll:

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Report this Jun. 09 2010, 11:08 am

Quote (DammitJim6200 @ June 09 2010, 9:49 am)
Quote (RomulanFan @ June 01 2010, 12:54 pm)
J.J. Abrams is by far the most successful Star Trek director of all-time. No matter how you crticize him, $257 million at the box office is pretty darn good. ?

So my question is which top hollywood director can do a better job than J.J. Abrams with Star Trek? The obvious names are Lucas, Cameron, Spielberg, etc.

ANY Director could do a better job than MR. ABRAMS..
ANY.. ¿:eyesroll:

Seriously?

You think a director like Uwe Bowel can do a better job?

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Report this Jun. 11 2010, 12:04 pm

Quote (Kirk_vs_Kahn @ June 08 2010, 12:08 pm)
Quote (DammitJim6200 @ June 09 2010, 9:49 am)
Quote (RomulanFan @ June 01 2010, 12:54 pm)
J.J. Abrams is by far the most successful Star Trek director of all-time. No matter how you crticize him, $257 million at the box office is pretty darn good. ?

So my question is which top hollywood director can do a better job than J.J. Abrams with Star Trek? The obvious names are Lucas, Cameron, Spielberg, etc.

ANY Director could do a better job than MR. ABRAMS..
ANY.. ?:eyesroll:

Seriously?

You think a director like Uwe Bowel can do a better job?

Maybe, but I'd give it to Speilberg, or Chris Nolan they know sci fi and wouldn't make Star Trek SILLY or goofy.
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