'Star Trek: Into Darkness' does $70.6M but falls short of studio hopes

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  • airnaut Everett, 00
    May 20, 2013 12:35 p.m.

    West Jordan, UT

    The sad fact of the matter is the new Star Trek franchise re-booted everything, including past charaters - and slipped them into new screen plays hoping to draw former fans, and creating new one to combine and make more money.


    It's sloppy creativity --
    like a lazy high school kid who can't write a paper, so he ends it by suddenly having the character waking up and having it all be just a dream.

    Star Trek was great because it was deep THINKING.
    Every week was something new and completely unexpected.

    This is like taking Bible or Book of Mormon characters, and then rewritting them with nw stories just so you can sell more books.

    It's plagerism at best.

    This hard-core 45 year and $1,000's of dollars later Trekkie won't be seeing or patronizing any of it....

  • Shawnm750 West Jordan, UT
    May 20, 2013 11:36 a.m.

    @BYU Track Star - I don't know why it is you and the hard-core Trekkers seem to think that Kahn's role can only be played by a Latino (in spite of the fact that Kahn's character is actually of Indian decent...) While Ricardo Montalban did an amazing job in his portrayal of Kahn, actors in any remake/or re-imagining of a movie or play need to be free to take a role and make it their own. Benedict Cumberpatch did a terrific job. I personally don't want to see Antonio Banderas doing is best impression of Ricardo Montalban playing Kahn.

  • Contrarius Lebanon, TN
    May 20, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    I watched this movie yesterday.

    I've been a Trekkie since the original series, and I gotta say I enjoyed the movie quite a bit. Sure, it's different than the original series and its successors. Things change over time -- that's a fact of life. Nonetheless, this was a fun, exciting pic with great acting, especially by Chris Pine in Kirk's role.

    I went with my parents -- both in their 80s -- and they also had a lot of fun. Loosen up and enjoy!

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    May 20, 2013 10:40 a.m.


    I have met the enemy and he is us. Friday night I met the latest Star Trek Villain, One named John Harrison. Sadly, he is (Spoiler alert) not Khan. Ricardo Montaban played Khan with great brio. Although the Harrison character is motivated by revenge against Star Fleet leadership, Harrison comes across as a souless Terminator-sophisticate. Personally, I like my villains with more skin in the game. Had they placed his Wife and kids in hyper-sleep too that would have been more to my understanding of Knan's motivation. Casting wise; Yes, Ricardo is on his long voyage home. Antonio Banderas could have stole the movie IMHO like Ricardo did 30 plus years ago. Nevertheless, Paramount will make alot of money on this picture

  • Tajemnica West Valley, Utah
    May 20, 2013 10:30 a.m.

    Want a good movie? Watch Howard the Duck!

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    May 20, 2013 6:51 a.m.

    Eye candy to little kids and ignorant movie goers...

    True Trekkies hate the "dumbing down" of the franchise that lastest 50 years just to draw in the non-Trekkies.

    It's new mission -- to make more $money that no man has made before....

  • Clarissa Layton, UT
    May 19, 2013 10:10 p.m.

    I loved it and have seen it twice. It has great character development. Have you seen it wer? Go take a look. I bet you'll really enjoy it.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    May 19, 2013 3:42 p.m.

    Just another ride into animated destruction of nearly everything in the universe.