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    To my surprise I really enjoyed this flick. One of my favorite movies was Die Hard and this movie takes a page out of that book. Most action movies today with any kind of budget seems to be made with the priority being to outsmart the last big action movie. A simple plot with good, believable action mixed in with some humor that's not overbearing, leading up to a big showdown seems too much to ask for these days from action movies but Dredd does a pretty good job of delivering just that.
    I just got finished watching this movie based on the suggestions here and I'm surprised that it didn't do better at the box office. I really liked this movie. It has everything you want from an action movie with good acting to boot. What I really liked about it is that it had a comic book feel as if I was reading a comic book. The gritty visuals were amazing and Urban is spot on with the character. I never thought than anyone could make Lena Headey ugly but they managed to do this in the movie. She's a very good villain.

    I've also read that the movie did eventually profit 50 million in total and that they are going to make sequels to it (it's the rumor anyway).
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    EDIT: and he's also Hannibal Lecture now. Gives him 5 more points in the awesome quotient.
    Wasn't the guy in Quantum of Solace funding international terrorism too?
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    Just saw Star Trek into Darkness. Pretty good. Cumberbatch was outstanding. The story was either somewhat derivative or an homage to STII.

    The unfortunate things about these franchise movies is that there is no real suspense to them. You know despite what happens to the main characters in the movie, they are not really in any mortal peril because there's going to be a sequel - or a sequel to the sequel. No matter how good the movie is - storywise or with the special effects - it loses some drama because you know the good guys are going to survive and win in the end.
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    Just saw Star Trek into Darkness. Pretty good. Cumberbatch was outstanding. The story was either somewhat derivative or an homage to STII.

    The unfortunate things about these franchise movies is that there is no real suspense to them. You know despite what happens to the main characters in the movie, they are not really in any mortal peril because there's going to be a sequel - or a sequel to the sequel. No matter how good the movie is - storywise or with the special effects - it loses some drama because you know the good guys are going to survive and win in the end.
    I liked it, I am not a fan of reimagining the series history IE Spock and Ohura being an item.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Just saw Star Trek into Darkness. Pretty good. Cumberbatch was outstanding. The story was either somewhat derivative or an homage to STII.

    The unfortunate things about these franchise movies is that there is no real suspense to them. You know despite what happens to the main characters in the movie, they are not really in any mortal peril because there's going to be a sequel - or a sequel to the sequel. No matter how good the movie is - storywise or with the special effects - it loses some drama because you know the good guys are going to survive and win in the end.
    I finally saw the first new Star Trek (in cable). The movie itself was fine, but I agree with the sentiments above. They should have made a completely new ship with a new crew. Using the old crew really limits you or makes fans of the old shows needlessly angry (my dad was furious about the major thing destroyed in the first one...no spoilers).

    I hope they do the same thing with the new Star Wars. Forget the Skywalkers, forget Han. I really don't want to see either of them as decrepit old men. Instead, use the giant sandbox that Lucas created and start a new story. It will work.
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    Star Trek with a new ship and crew has been done, and done, and done (TNG, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise). It's great to have a reboot with the core characters, and to immediately shake things up in a huge way. BTW - the reboot is from 2009, so the statute of limitations on spoilers has run out.

    I really loved the ST: Into Darkness. Amazing movie. The stakes kept going up and up, and the plot kept growing and branching out until it was almost too thick. It was a great action movie with a good balance of characters and a perfect number of winks to the past.
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    Seven Psychopaths = genius
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    Seven Psychopaths = genius
    Just watched in over the weekend...pretty damn good

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    Has anyone else seen Fast and Furious 6? It was a masterpiece.
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    Has anyone else seen Fast and Furious 6? It was a masterpiece.
    I have seen it twice, though only because the drive in was showing it as the first movie when we wanted to see the second one. It was a solid movie and certainly good enough for the 6th version of a series.... but a masterpiece it was not.

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    I have seen it twice, though only because the drive in was showing it as the first movie when we wanted to see the second one. It was a solid movie and certainly good enough for the 6th version of a series.... but a masterpiece it was not.
    Okay, maybe masterpiece was the wrong word. But, the dynamic if the audience in the theater was great. There were two groups. First, there were the guys who genuinely love the series and then there were the others who love the insanity/bad acting in the movie. I fell right in the middle (and adored both parts.)

    The series totally understands both audiences and gives them everything they could possibly want. For the diehards, the action scenes were great. For the other crowd, it had the Rock (who is a cyborg) and Vin Diesel just chewing up screen time with some of the best one liners delivered in the most laughably bad fashion. It was just wonderful.
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    Just watched "Winchester '73", a very good 1950 Jimmy Stewert western. A taut screenplay that uses the title rifle as a vehicle moving from character to character. Good stuff. I'm surprised I've missed it till now.

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    Star Trek: Into Darkness is fantastic, an absolute thrill ride with just the right dosage of humor.
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    Can't wait for This is the End
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    Well I'm watching OZ and this has to be the dumbest movies I've seen in a while. I would have been very upset if I had paid to see this
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