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J.J. Abrams Proves Himself as the Saviour of Star Trek!

2takesfrakes

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Report this May. 03 2013, 2:22 am


JJ Abrams has done it again! The reviews are, by far,
overwhelmingly positive for Into the Darkness!
Now, without a doubt, STAR TREK is secure in
its commercial well-being! A feat that not even
Gene Roddenberry, himself, could have delivered.
I am so grateful to this talented director for taking
this floundering franchise to the next, best level of
entertainment. Thanks to Abrams, STAR TREK's
future is looking bright! Very bright, indeed ...


Blockman

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Report this May. 03 2013, 4:10 am

We gotta keep the momentum going.


We need a few more reviews, and then it needs to make Cha-Ching!!! $$$


Mitchz95

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Report this May. 03 2013, 6:00 am

I think you're jumping the gun a little. It's only been released in a couple places so far; let's see how things are looking come May 17.


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Treknoir

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Report this May. 03 2013, 8:24 am

Meh, I'm less than impressed with the story that's been leaked but will still see the film.


I'm not gonna declare that JJ raped my childhood like the other fanboi drama queens, but I'm over the Abrams disinformation tactics and stale plots.


Hopefully, we'll get a new series with new stories sometime in the near future. I personally don't care if it's prime or nuverse.


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Shatner's Grim Reaper

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Report this May. 04 2013, 10:57 am

I'm a great deal like Sheldon Cooper when it comes to sarcasm...so I hope this thread's on the level.  Very glad to read so many happy and positive reviews from Down Under and London...and even New Zealand.  Sounds like JJ embraced an old theme that worked for the old crew as a feature film.  Now...it sounds like it's spawned another hit for Jay Jay and Company.  There are just too many good reviews to think this congrats is premature.


Come on May 18...yep...I hoping for an early am showing...since locally they don't do early am shows on opening day. :-)


 


 


 

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Report this May. 04 2013, 11:56 pm

Quote: Shatner's Grim Reaper @ May. 04 2013, 10:57 am

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>I'm a great deal like Sheldon Cooper when it comes to sarcasm...so I hope this thread's on the level.  Very glad to read so many happy and positive reviews from Down Under and London...and even New Zealand.  Sounds like JJ embraced an old theme that worked for the old crew as a feature film.  Now...it sounds like it's spawned another hit for Jay Jay and Company.  There are just too many good reviews to think this congrats is premature.

>Come on May 18...yep...I hoping for an early am showing...since locally they don't do early am shows on opening day. :-)

>


I'm with you here. I hope that Abrams lastest does well and is even more impressive than the first movie he did.


Can't wait for the 18th!

2takesfrakes

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Report this May. 05 2013, 9:36 am

Shatner's Grim Reaper, I assure you:
this thread is very much "on the level."


If there were an issue with this sequel,
the word would be out. Only good things
are being said. This trend can only continue.


And as long as the reboot is making those who
control STAR TREK's fate tons of money, then
the ENTIRE franchise can only benefit, from that.


I do NOT want my beloved TNG to become some obscure,
near-forgotten spin-off. I want my show respected. I want
TNG available, affordable & presentable in every new format
that comes along. A viable franchise may just accomplish that!


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Report this May. 05 2013, 2:32 pm

To much of despair of disgruntled self proclaimed elitist fanboys, Abrams did indeed get the franchise out of the rut of decline created by the former keepers of the keys.

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Report this May. 06 2013, 12:19 am

I didn't see much saving in the last JJ fiasco.  Too many characters, too much action, weak to non existent "villan" made for a pretty bland, unimagninative film.

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Report this May. 07 2013, 3:31 am

Rottentomatoes got 26 reviews up right now for STID. Movies like these usually get around 100+ total.


Also, waiting for about 30 more 'top critics' reviews.


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Report this May. 07 2013, 5:50 pm

Quote: Kornula @ May. 06 2013, 12:19 am

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>I didn't see much saving in the last JJ fiasco.  Too many characters, too much action, weak to non existent "villan" made for a pretty bland, unimagninative film.

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Near-unanimous critical praise, majority fan support (vocal minority not withstanding), and better box office returns than any other film in the franchise (even when adjusted for inflation) qualifies it as a "save," particularly when 2009's opening weekend gross was greater than either of the previous two films' ENTIRE runs at the box office. 


Now you have a sequel that is doing fairly well over seas (at least critically from what we know) and is projected by industry analysts to make $85-90M on opening weekend. 


 


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Report this May. 08 2013, 3:46 pm

In the words on Inigo Montolya "I do not think it means what you think it means."


 


I wouldn't call JJ Abrams a savior at all. He's turned a profit for Paramount.  He got some non-fans to attend the films and talk about Star Trek for a minute. He gave younger fans some attractive people to swoon over. This is not the man to breathe life back into a franchise that thrives best on the small screen.  JJ Abrams has shown Paramount that with a lot of special effects and a passable plot, you can make some money in the theaters, which is why they made a second and will probably make a third.  He has shown Paramount how to make money off the name of Star Trek.   Has he produced material that can is viable for television? Have his writers proven that they can write quality scripts week after week? If Paramount were going to attempt another series, they would want to use someone who they think can make money. And in their eyes, it would be JJ Abrams.    JJ Abrams is not going to do a Star Trek series. He is movng on to Star Wars (he's their problem now).  A man who is not a Star Trek fan will not save the franchise.


 


To address the comment about TNG.  


"I do NOT want my beloved TNG to become some obscure,


near-forgotten spin-off. I want my show respected. I want


TNG available, affordable & presentable in every new format


that comes along. A viable franchise may just accomplish that!


TNG is far from an "obscure forgotten spin off". TNG is one of the most respected sci fi shows in history.  It's hardly forgotten. It's been remastered and released on Blu-Ray. Season 3 was just released.  TNG does not need anyone's help, least of all JJ Abrams. 


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Report this May. 09 2013, 9:58 am

Quote: bunkey @ May. 08 2013, 3:46 pm

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> I wouldn't call JJ Abrams a savior at all. He's turned a profit for Paramount.  He got some non-fans to attend the films and talk about Star Trek for a minute. He gave younger fans some attractive people to swoon over. This is not the man to breathe life back into a franchise that thrives best on the small screen.  JJ Abrams has shown Paramount that with a lot of special effects and a passable plot, you can make some money in the theaters, which is why they made a second and will probably make a third.   A man who is not a Star Trek fan will not save the franchise.


Yes, if ONLY Paramount and CBS got back to making ST films/series solely for the LOVE of sci-fi. Oh those halcyon days when no one cared if ST made a profit!


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Report this May. 09 2013, 10:50 am

My point is, Abrams has not shown Paramount that a quality Star Trek series that has nuanced, character driven stories and more or less keeps with the spririt of the original series is worth the investment.


He's proven he can make money with simplified plots and blowing things up and calling it "Star Trek".

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Report this May. 09 2013, 11:30 am

Quote: bunkey @ May. 08 2013, 3:46 pm

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>I wouldn't call JJ Abrams a savior at all. He's turned a profit for Paramount.  He got some non-fans to attend the films and talk about Star Trek for a minute. He gave younger fans some attractive people to swoon over. This is not the man to breathe life back into a franchise that thrives best on the small screen.  JJ Abrams has shown Paramount that with a lot of special effects and a passable plot, you can make some money in the theaters, which is why they made a second and will probably make a third.  He has shown Paramount how to make money off the name of Star Trek.   Has he produced material that can is viable for television? Have his writers proven that they can write quality scripts week after week? If Paramount were going to attempt another series, they would want to use someone who they think can make money. And in their eyes, it would be JJ Abrams.    JJ Abrams is not going to do a Star Trek series. He is movng on to Star Wars (he's their problem now).  A man who is not a Star Trek fan will not save the franchise.

>


This sums up my feelings as a "hater" quite well.

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