The Verdict is In. Star Trek Into Darkness is Crap.

I read the Wiki­pe­dia entry, before read­ing this review by PZ Myers, and already thought it was an extraordin­ar­ily non­sensical sci­ence–fic­tion movie.

Before pro­ceed­ing, I shall make the dis­claimer that I have vowed not to con­trib­ute a single cent to the Hol­ly­wood empire for their copy­right enforce­ment over-reach. Some self-serving bias on dis­play here.

I have spent more than an hour or two pars­ing through the com­ments on the rel­ev­ant post on Pharyn­gula. That’s about the length of the movie. Time well spent to assure me that I am not going to be miss­ing out on any­thing. Some com­ments com­par­ing it to Pro­meth­eus in its non­sensical approach was also greatly affirm­ing to my own per­sonal beliefs that good sci-fi can’t be found in the hands of Hollywood.

Mean­while, the Kickstarter-backed Space Com­mand is near­ing com­ple­tion. That’s some­thing for sci-fi fans to look for­ward to bey­ond Hol­ly­wood and Japan­ese animé.

  • k0ks3nw4i
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      Tele­port­ing from one planet to another. Magic blood. Gra­tu­it­ous under­wear scene. Iner­tial dampen­ers. Secur­ity hole in Dreadnought.

      http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ShownTheirWork

      • k0ks3nw4i
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        A movie can be super shitty with lots of plot holes, but it is still pos­sible to enjoy it. For example, I thought D-War was so bad it was actu­ally good [http://k0ks3nw4i.blogspot.com/2008/01/best-movie-you-have-never-watched.html].

        That being said, I fell asleep watch­ing STID.

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          The key part in Star Trek is the sci­ence part. If it fails that in the most blatant and unfor­giv­able ways, it’s basic­ally shit.

          To fur­ther emphas­ise my geek cre­den­tials on the mat­ter, I read a phys­ics book on the sci­ence of Star Trek in high school — and nearly vomited in dis­gust at the Warp 10 epis­ode in Voyager.

          • k0ks3nw4i
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            Doesn’t mat­ter. How good a film does not hinge on just a few aspects. This is remin­is­cent of those crazy evan­gel­ical par­ents who call for the ban and burn­ing of Harry Pot­ter books because they con­tain witch­craft and make her­oes out of sor­cer­ers and witches… without even read­ing a page of the books.

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            Okay. I will bite. What other dif­fer­ing opinios do you hold that this is a good film.

          • k0ks3nw4i
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            I thought it was a very bad movie actu­ally. But that’s just my opin­ion. Yours may dif­fer. 87% of crit­ics aggreg­ated on Rot­ten Toma­toes cer­tainly did.

            You won’t know if you would like it until you see it.

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            My opin­ion is, as a brain-dead action movie, STID is accept­able. As a Star Trek movie, it’s remark­ably horrible.

          • k0ks3nw4i
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            Your opin­ion remains invalid as you have not watched the movie :P

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            One need not have watched Twi­light to know it is a hor­rible fran­chise. Sim­il­arly, one need not have read Lord of the Rings to know it is a com­plex uni­verse pop­u­lated with elves and orcs. We meas­ure things based upon the evid­ence at hand. One need not see things with ones own eye.

          • k0ks3nw4i
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            [We meas­ure things based upon the evid­ence at hand.]

            Yes. Clearly you have found a way to object­ively eval­u­ate art.

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            Yes. Clearly I have.