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Old 05-20-2009, 07:57 AM   #21
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Re: Vin Diesel

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They did the same thing with "Star Trek." It's great, it's very entertaining, it's going to reinvigorate the franchise, but it's completely different and for those who've been fans for a long time, it's not really Star Trek anymore.
Frank, I like to think of the new Trek as an "Unrealized Reality."
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:57 AM   #22
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Haven't seen the new 'Trek yet, but....

http://www.theonion.com/content/vide...star_trek_film
(WFS, I think)

-Boz
I saw this Onion News clip about two weeks before I saw Star Trek, and speaking as a long-time fan of all things Trek (well, apart from that crap last series and the terrible 10th film), I just about laughed my off.

Kurt, I agree; the new film is definitely good, it's just so different from what Star Trek has been, that like the Bond franchise it's starting a whole new body of work.

I did love how they dealt with that in the film though, in such a way as to satisfy Trekkies. And they really made the point that they were starting a "new branch" with their choice of things to blow up.
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:48 AM   #23
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Re: Vin Diesel

God bless the Onion!

As far as GI Joe, and I'm probably on dangerous ground here, but the director is the guy who has given us not only The Mummy franchise, but Van Helsing as well so...
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:54 AM   #24
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Re: Vin Diesel

Dear God! Well, sounds like my wife will like it since those are two of her favorite movies. Doesn't bode well for me though.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:05 AM   #25
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God bless the Onion!

As far as GI Joe, and I'm probably on dangerous ground here, but the director is the guy who has given us not only The Mummy franchise, but Van Helsing as well so...
OK, let's be clear here... "The Mummy" was fantastic. The sequels were very very not.

But yeah, I'm with you on Van Helsing... urgh.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:58 PM   #26
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I was very impressed with Taken.
Who thought Liam Neeson could be such a bad ass? Maybe he threw that fight in Star Wars episode 1.

If we're talking about Vin Diesel, Boiler room was actually really good.
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:00 PM   #27
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so was knock around guys
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:06 PM   #28
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OK, let's be clear here... "The Mummy" was fantastic. The sequels were very very not.

But yeah, I'm with you on Van Helsing... urgh.
i enjoyed the mummy returns. the scorpion king and the chinese mummy one? definitely not

but the mummy returns was watchable
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:08 PM   #29
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If Trekkies are bashing it that is even more chance of me liking it.
exactly what i was thinking haha
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:26 PM   #30
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Re: Vin Diesel

As bad as the Scorpion King was, I still enjoyed it. Besides it had Kelly Hu scantily clad and a mindless plot with violence.

I hope GI Joe is gonna kick some tail. Transformers will be, besides it has Megan Fox.

Knock around guys was really good as was Pitch Black. I haven't seen the latest Fast and Furious but I'm sure it's better than the one in Tokyo. It looks like they are going back to formula.

New Star Trek looks good, especially the cast. I actually liked a lot of Enterprise, especially with Dr Soong and his superhumans. Not all but some. I didn't much of that plotline with destroying the earth by some avians but moving past that.

The Mummy Returns was watchable, fast but enjoyable. So long as you watch movies seeking only to be entertained and not as some fascinating plot and script writing you won't be dissapointed.

Van Helsing was entertaining for what it was but I was a bit disappointed in the theatres. Not overly, just slightly.
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