Oh ok, ok, ok....
Fuck this movie! Fuck it fuck it fuck it FUCK IT!
Star Trek Into Darkness is a sad excuse for a film, it does the worst job of portraying the original series in any fucking way. I hated the first movie, but this one is just GOD DAMN INSULTING.
The guy who plays Scotty was ok in the first film, i'll give him that. But he's TERRIBLE in this one, although his script gives him Scotty's original seriousness and tension, he does a horrible ass job portraying it. You look at the old scotty, and you see a guy who gives more fucks than anyone else; you see the same with this guy, but he says it with this whiny ass tone that is just UNBELIEVABLY not at all like Scotty! when he's not bitching and whining, he's slipping out a British accent! Fuck this scotty!
The chemistry between Kirk and Spock is terrible in this, not at all like the original series. In the original series: spock would give advice to captain Kirk, but in the end learn that human intellect has it's moments, and example being in episode 3, The Corbomite Maneuver; where Kirk uses a bluff in order to trick a more powerful alien ship. IN THIS FILM, Spock is always doubting Kirks intellect to the point he goes to inappropriate drastic measures in order to insure that kirk doesn't get things the way he wants. Fuck that! The only time Spock, or any of the Enterprises crew for that matter, challenged the intellect of Captain Kirk in the original series, was in the episode "The Menagerie" where Spock hijacks the enterprise in order to save Christopher Pike.
SPEAKING OF CHRISTOPHER PIKE, he gets shot by Kahn in this, I say that again, HE GETS SHOT BY MOTHERFUCKING KAHN: two characters that have never met, one shoots the other for no good fucking reason.
AND, there's no reason why Christopher Pike should have been in either movies, since in the PILOT EPISODE OF THE GOD DAMN SERIES, he decides to stay marooned on an alien planet! I know The Menagerie contradicts the pilot, to a confusing point, but that doesn't give an excuse for them to use him as a guinne pig in EITHER of the two films: in the first movie he gets tortured by Romulans WHO DON'T EVEN LOOK LIKE ROMULANS. And in this one he gets shot by mother fucking Kahn. That is god damn inexcusable! It didn't even make sense for him to be in the first one: the pilot episode of Star Trek occurs before Captain Kirk became captain of the enterprise; it makes no sense for him to be at starbase when he should be either on a retirement planet (going off of the menagerie), or an alien planet (going off of "The Cage").
Bringing back Kahn was a sellout also, it was cool when they featured him in "The Rath of Kahn" because Kahn was never a recurring villain in the original series; he was an obscure villain who was only seen in one episode. FUCKING MUDD HAD MORE APPEARENCES THAN HIM. That's why it was interesting that they made one movie about him, one movie to seal his little known ass fate. Rath of Kahn was a masterpiece for that! It was an obscure reference that gave a treat to fans of the series. THIS lame ass excuse for a movie brought him in for people who were too lazy to watch Rath of Kahn. And fuck anyone who thinks that's excusable, whoever came up with this movie, needs to go die in a hole. This movie has no doubt made Gene Roddenberry role over in his grave a billion times.
Oh and did I mention that Captain kirk is completely unlikable in this? So is Lieutenant Uhura, so is Spock, and Sulu, and Chekhov. The only likable character in this whole fucking movie, is Dr. McCoy; they should have made a movie JUST ABOUT HIM.
The guy who plays Kahn in this movie does a terrible job as well; you can start with the fact that they don't even go to any lengths to make him look like Kahn, nor do the make any efforts to make anything in this movie look like the technology used in the original series.
It's interesting, the technology used in the new start trek movies actually looks more advanced than the technology used in Star Trek The Next Generation. EXPLAIN THAT SHIT TO ME MOVIE.
This movie feels like an episode of Dr Who mixed with an episode of The Nostalgia Critic: they try to make things more complicated with the whole "Alternate Universe" bullshit while at the same time constantly trying to appeal to a new generation audience, WELL WHEN YOU DO THAT, IT PISSES OFF PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO ACTUALLY LIKE THE ORIGINAL SERIES! AND THE MOVIES WITH ALL THE OLD ACTORS!
Speaking of the whole "Alternate Universe" thing, does anyone other than me realize how horrible that is? That not only trashes everything that happened in the original series, it also trashes everything in The Next Generation, Voyager, Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise. Seriously! They took the entire franchise and threw it away just for this piece of shit movie series!
If you liked this movie FUCK YOU it sucks! Even as a stand alone movie, it sucks. If I can somehow gather the strength to throw away all of the marvelous thing
I mean, hey while we're at it let's just throw in the fucking Borg into the movie! The Borg! Let's just admit to our audiences that we don't fucking care!
You might as well have done that! You might as well have added the Borg, hell make Kahn leader of the Borg! Why don't you just fucking you that! Oh and make The Borg all wear pink sweaters that say "I love Justin Beiber MMMMM Momma kisses". YOU'VE ALREADY DONE SO MUCH DAMAGE THAT I WOULDN'T CARE!
ok... I apologize... Snob, hear me out here; I respect you, I respect every guy who took part in this review. But dude, you cannot call yourself a Star Trek fan if you like this movie. You cannot, you just cannot.
I love every review you've ever done, I've agreed with every review you've ever done, this is the first one I've seen that I flat out disagree with to the point of fury, and disgust.
I'm sorry if you've been angered by any of the things I said here... I love your show, but this movie is a personal attack on my love for the Star Trek franchise, and I cannot let this review go without my input.
I'll just stop now... before I embarrass myself by filling up this page with any more ranting.
Ok... i'll admit, the film isn't that bad if you don't know anything about the series at all. As a stand alone film... if you take out all other outside knowledge, or outside factors, if you don't know shit about Star Trek at all... then this film is not that bad. The chemistry of the characters... is like a modern British detective show, it's not terrible, but it's still painful to watch at times.
The fact is that I was introduced to Star Trek BEFORE I was introduced to Star Wars... and frankly I've always enjoyed Star Trek more.
I guess it makes sense then... I was never offended by the Star Wars Prequels, I think I actually enjoyed those more so then the originals... they had more replay value; whereas the original series was always the same damn experience every single time you watched it. A good experience sure... but you never miss anything; you remember every slight crack, every detail to heart... with the prequels it was more forgettable, and you can easily miss things, making every time you watch it a pleasurable experience... and something new.
I feel it's different with the new star trek films compared to the originals... I'm okay with them making a new star trek series and using new original characters in an original timeline... but I'm not okay with them replacing the ones I know and love. it's like how some Star Wars fans would feel if they made a star wars movie with new actors, and with CGI: trying to portray the original series in some "better" way; that would offend a ton of people... I don't know why it's not like that with star trek...
I was shocked when Into Darkness received positive criticism... I was even more shocked when I watched this video, and saw 3 star trek fans saying that it was "Okay"...
As a stand alone film, it's nonsensical and makes references to things that never happened...
As a product of the Star Trek franchise, it fails miserable, it's like a monster, slowly being sucked into a black hole, and it wraps its tentacles around everything that it aspired to be when it was a child... and then all of it is sucked into the void... gone forever.
This movie ruined a perfect franchise, one that I respected more than any other... one that was a thinking mans TV drama... one that gave us inspiration to persevere, one that tought me that there was always a way out...
Captain Kirk admitted in one of the movies that he cheated on the Kobayashi Maru, not because he was a cheater, but because he was a thinking man who is quoted in the older movie saying "I've never believed in the no-win scenario".
That was the captain kirk I always liked... the Odysseus of the future, not some street punk at the control of a big ship.
I'm tired... it's passed midnight... thank you for this opportunity to spread my opinion snob... this video gave me something to think about all day... thank you.
You know... I shouldn't even be ranting about this movie, I'll just shut up about it and pretend it doesn't exist, i'll go back and watch the good movies: Star Trek First Contact, Star Trek Rath of Kahn, Star Trek Search For Spock, Star Trek The Motion Picture, Star Trek Generations, and Star Trek The Voyage Home.
Those movies will forever be the gems of the Star Trek movies. Fuck the new films, shun them, fucking boycott them. They are ruinations of art. It's like some guy took a shit on the mona lisa; whatever you do, don't act like he made it look even more special.
What the fuck was this?
*scans Rhody with tricorder*
it appears to be an obsessive fanboy who got pissed off that two movies he hated got a lot of praise. Wow, he really lost his shit.
Okay. I'm not so salty about this film because now I know everyone loves it now. I'm sorry for ranting about it because I just really don't like this film. I have good reasons for hating on it, just as a die hard Star Trek fan there are too many things this movie did that made it just simply unwatchable.
The Star Trek 2009 film is one of my least favorite movies of all time; terrible premise, horrible writing, and complete ignorance to the source material. I'd rate it a 2/10 stars. The only redeeming qualities being the performance of Leonard Nemoy, and the CGI battle scenes which vaguely resembled the battle sequences from the superior Star Trek: The Next Generation movies.
This movie on the other hand is simply unwatchable. I give it 0 stars because it continues off of a premise that was already awful; and only serves to cause more teeth grinding scenarios that don't make any sense.
There was never a reason for there to be a Star Trek reboot, and if there ever was to be a reboot, god forbid there be a sequel. This is the worst thing to happen to Star Trek's timeline since The Menagerie.
But all ranting aside, if you don't know anything about Star Trek, I suppose you might be able to enjoy it... even though a lot of the enjoyment comes from having a vague understanding of previous events. So really if you're just into nonsense.. this is your movie? I really don't understand why people enjoy these films, they're not well executed, they're not well written, and nothing about the way they're written gives off the original Sci FI meets swashbuckler vibe of the original series.
I'm surprised anyone loves these movies, but since people do, I guess I'm in the wrong.I apologize for ranting in this comment section so much, but I really just hate this film.... so I'm sorry. This film just really works me up.
No other film does! No other film works me up as much as these movies.It's just these two reboot Star Trek movies that just twist my insides, and when people give these movies 10/10 ratings it seriously makes me want to kill myself sometimes.
I didn't read all of your post but I also didn't like the first one. I watched the second for about 30 mins... Yeah, it's sad what they do with StarTrek nowadays.. Star Trek lives on in our hearts and heads...
Not being a Star Trek fan at all (have seen Wrath of Khan & it is fun), the only thing I have to contribute here is KARL URBAN RULES!!!
Eh... sorry guys. I thought this movie sucked.
Brad, come back and listen to 8:09 to 8:24 to hear yourself predict the future!
Thanks for sharing the information,