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Boycotting Into Darkness does nothing but hurt the future of Star Trek

WkdYngMan

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Report this May. 26 2013, 9:30 pm

"The more I read Vger's posts the more I feel like he's desperate to cling to Star Trek in any shape or form and is positively terrifed that the faction of fans that dislike NuTrek will be heard, hence the Thought Police.


 


JJ Abrams Star Trek is not worthy of the Star Trek name.  It is STINO. It should not be called Star  Trek.  NuTrek is the equivalent of the Louis Vuitton condom.  You take an established brand, slap it's name on something and charge people for it no matter what the product or quality."


 


You're trying too hard kiddo.  Just move on with your life.

Kornula

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Report this May. 27 2013, 2:43 am


Sorry, but boycotting something you don't like sends a strong message.


 


And what's wrong with letting Star Trek (as entertianment) die?


Somniac

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Report this May. 27 2013, 2:47 am

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Sorry, but boycotting something you don't like sends a strong message.


 


And what's wrong with letting Star Trek (as entertianment) die?



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It won't really die though will it cos we have all the pre 2009 stuff.


Nothing wrong with letting the current incarnation die though, as far as I am concerned


What other people think of you is none of your business.

bunkey

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Report this May. 27 2013, 7:10 am

Quote: WkdYngMan @ May. 26 2013, 9:30 pm

>You're trying too hard kiddo.  Just move on with your life.


Do I know you?  What does your comment have to do with the topic? Are are you just posting to throw snark at me?


Sarcasm is my native language.
JJ Abrams is not of the body.

OtakuJo

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Report this May. 27 2013, 1:48 pm

Quote: Kornula @ May. 27 2013, 2:43 am

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>Sorry, but boycotting something you don't like sends a strong message.

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Only if a truly significant number of people join you. Otherwise you are just another person among many who didn't happen to see the movie. If you want to boycott for your own sake, no-one's going to stop you, but I don't think your message is really that resounding in this case.


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bunkey

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Report this May. 27 2013, 1:59 pm

I think the box office numbers are reflecting fans opinions

wissa

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Report this May. 27 2013, 3:13 pm

It is almost spot on the same take as the first movie so far.  Extraordinary for a sequel. 


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bunkey

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Report this May. 27 2013, 3:19 pm

It's made 67 million in profit.  That's not "extraordinary".


Now, Fast and Furious 6 making a 157 million profit in it's first weekend, now that's extraordinary.

Kilrahi

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Report this May. 27 2013, 3:43 pm

Fast and Furious isn't that extraordinary unless its pace continues.  Previous versions of that franchise start fast and then lose steam really, really fast. 


Granted this one will likely pull more for a worldwide total.  For some reason the whole planet likes that weak series.

wissa

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Report this May. 27 2013, 3:50 pm

Probably because its easy to translate

bunkey

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Report this May. 27 2013, 3:54 pm

Well I'm just looking at the numbers as they stand right now. Fast and Furious being that hot on it's sixth installment isn't anything to scoff at either. Apparently, it's a new Memorial day weekend record. It's made 317 mm and cost 160. 


Seriously though, I really don't think 67 million worldwide is the kind of profit Paramount was expecting. It cost 190 mm and has made 257 globally.


Now the billion dollars Iron Man 3 has made in four weeks...now THAT'S extraordinary. 

wissa

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Report this May. 27 2013, 3:58 pm

Didn't you just say essentially the same thing in another thread?

bunkey

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Report this May. 27 2013, 4:01 pm

Why yes I did! You are so observant!


 Sometimes people post replies that require the same information. Such as you're calling the films take "extraordinary".  Isn't that neat?

wissa

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Report this May. 27 2013, 4:19 pm

actually,  what I said was it was extraordinary that the sequel was making the same as the firts. 


 


nice snark though 


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bunkey

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Report this May. 27 2013, 4:20 pm

And I cited two sequel currently in theaters that are laughing at STID's measly box office.  


As far as a sequel meeting or beating the first film there's:


The Dark Knight


Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows


Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay


Saw II, III, IV and V


All the Twilight Sequels


X-Men II and III


Both Transformers sequels.


Hardly "extraordinary".


 

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