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macmcseboy

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Icon 10 posted May 07, 2009 22:28      Profile for macmcseboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nerdgasm! J.J did it! Epic win!!!

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Snaggy

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Icon 14 posted May 09, 2009 11:03      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
We saw it last night, and thought it was great. New cast is very good (nitpick with Chekov's hair though), and many story nitpicks, but all in all, it's a phaser blast of fun. [Applause]

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Worst experience evaaar though, watching it in the theatre...

The dweeb behind Nitrozac was a drag, he was the kind of know-it-all who knows nothing, with a super loud voice that's well trained in saying annoying things.

Someone was wearing toxic perfume. There was nowhere to move to, it was horrible. We tried using M&M wrappers as masks, that helped a bit.

During the first half hour of the film, I almost strangled an annoying girl beside me who was talking through the movie. Breaking point was when she said "OMG! He has green blood??!"
I growled loudly. She stopped.

Worst part was that during a very dramatic point of the movie, the dumb commercials we had to sit through before the movie starting projecting on the screen superimposed over the movie. ARRRRRRGGGG!!!!
This went on for at least 10 minutes, to the agonizing cries of us geeks and nerds. [cry baby] Really, REALLY, spoiled the mood.

Almost everyone lined up for the refund after the movie.

JJ, if you are listening, there are a lot of people who hate going to movies because of things like this. If you offered a release day HD download of your film, I would pay 40 bucks or more for that, so I could watch this in the comfort of my home. [Mad]
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But on a happy end note, Star Trek the reboot was great.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted May 09, 2009 23:18      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow! That was pretty excellent!

Snaggy: Speaking of theatre gripes, we didn't have any people issues, just seating issues. [Frown] My friends and I went to go see it in IMAX...and we ended up in a pretty low row. The credits could easily make you dizzy, and it was a bit hard to take in at times. (Simple idea: such a row *should not exist.*) Since a friend of mine stood me up, I'm probably going to go see it again in a regular theatre next week, and hopefully I'll be better able to grok some wibbly-wobbly details.

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Xanthine

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Icon 14 posted May 09, 2009 23:32      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Enjoyed it immensely. I was giggling all the way through. I especially liked how young Spock turned "live long and prosper" into a "fsck you". [Big Grin]

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zorgon
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I've seen it twice already [Big Grin]

Have to say I haven't had such a great feeling about a movie since, oh, May 1977.

Yeah. that May 1977. [Wink]

There were a lot of great moments, but I agree with Xanthine that the "Live long and prosper, motherfuckers" (with silent 'motherfuckers') was an epic moment.

I think all the actors nailed the characters. And that really made the picture for me. Effects, plot, blah, who cares. Character-driven picture.

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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted May 11, 2009 20:37      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
I almost strangled an annoying girl beside me
You really shouldn't talk about Nitrozac that way, Snaggy [evil] [Big Grin]

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quantumfluff
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Icon 14 posted May 12, 2009 19:13      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:

Worst experience evaaar though, watching it in the theatre...

Saw it on Friday afternoon. Best experience evaaar, seeing it in the IMax theater with 500 other Google engineers. Dead, polite, reverent silence, except for laughter at the funny bits.

Three thumbs up.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2009 19:38      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:

Worst experience evaaar though, watching it in the theatre...

Saw it on Friday afternoon. Best experience evaaar, seeing it in the IMax theater with 500 other Google engineers. Dead, polite, reverent silence, except for laughter at the funny bits.

Three thumbs up.

Damn you. [Wink]
It wasn't quite that scene ~27 hours later. ;P

(Still a good movie, and polite people (yes, NYers), but too damn close. Oh, and the line for people /with/ tickets [inc. me] went down a flight of stairs.)

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Snaggy

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Icon 14 posted May 12, 2009 20:17      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Saw it on Friday afternoon. Best experience evaaar, seeing it in the IMax theater with 500 other Google engineers. Dead, polite, reverent silence, except for laughter at the funny bits.

oh man, save us a seat for the sequel!

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Zwilnik

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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2009 14:38      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
We saw it last night, and thought it was great. New cast is very good (nitpick with Chekov's hair though), and many story nitpicks, but all in all, it's a phaser blast of fun. [Applause]

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Worst experience evaaar though, watching it in the theatre...

The dweeb behind Nitrozac was a drag, he was the kind of know-it-all who knows nothing, with a super loud voice that's well trained in saying annoying things.

Someone was wearing toxic perfume. There was nowhere to move to, it was horrible. We tried using M&M wrappers as masks, that helped a bit.

During the first half hour of the film, I almost strangled an annoying girl beside me who was talking through the movie. Breaking point was when she said "OMG! He has green blood??!"
I growled loudly. She stopped.

Worst part was that during a very dramatic point of the movie, the dumb commercials we had to sit through before the movie starting projecting on the screen superimposed over the movie. ARRRRRRGGGG!!!!
This went on for at least 10 minutes, to the agonizing cries of us geeks and nerds. [cry baby] Really, REALLY, spoiled the mood.

Almost everyone lined up for the refund after the movie.

JJ, if you are listening, there are a lot of people who hate going to movies because of things like this. If you offered a release day HD download of your film, I would pay 40 bucks or more for that, so I could watch this in the comfort of my home. [Mad]
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But on a happy end note, Star Trek the reboot was great.

For the same reasons as above I'll wait for the iTunes version and watch it at home on my 108" projector screen, with whatever proper snacks I want, with proper surround sound (not over amplified to distortion levels) and without the annoying people [Smile]

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