Best Blu-ray Movie Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, Cheap Blu-ray Movies!
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Jurassic World 3D Limited Edition Gift Set (Blu-ray)
$39.49
Labyrinth 4K (Blu-ray)
$19.81
Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray)
$47.86
Twin Peaks: The Original Series, Fire Walk With Me & The Missing Pieces (Blu-ray)
$49.11
London Has Fallen (Blu-ray)
$9.99
Banshee: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
$25.21
Supergirl: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$36.99
Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection (Blu-ray)
$29.55
Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection (Blu-ray)
$119.99
Star Trek Beyond 3D (Blu-ray)
$29.99
The BFG (Blu-ray)
$24.99
April and the Extraordinary World (Blu-ray)
$19.96
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)

Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Movies


View Poll Results: Rate Star Trek Beyond
One Star 2 0.97%
Two Stars 10 4.85%
Three Stars 45 21.84%
Four Stars 107 51.94%
Five Stars 42 20.39%
Voters: 206. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Yesterday, 08:43 PM   #3601
Infernal King Infernal King is offline
Blu-ray Knight
 
Infernal King's Avatar
 
Jun 2013
-
1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoff D View Post
It was a nice little scene, but even I came away thinking "why can't they even show them giving each other a quick 'hello, you!' peck on the lips?". We've just had that montage aboard ship which shows all sorts of hetero coupling going on, but when the two gay fellas are shown all we get is a quick cuddle?? It felt odd for the film to not take that step, but that's Hollywood conservatism for ya I guess.

Another takeaway from that article: John Cho is HOW OLD???? Holy crap.
Good... good! You've converted to my way of thinking!



That's exactly what I was arguing earlier.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:47 PM   #3602
StingingVelvet StingingVelvet is offline
Blu-ray Count
 
StingingVelvet's Avatar
 
Jan 2014
Philadelphia, PA
1049
249
42
Default

Yeah meant to mention that. After seeing how it was done in the movie it definitely feels off without a quick hello kiss. That should have been there.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
Infernal King (Today)
Old Yesterday, 09:07 PM   #3603
jlk5844 jlk5844 is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
jlk5844's Avatar
 
Oct 2011
Arizona, USA
946
291
38
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StingingVelvet View Post
It's incredibly poorly written and the Khan remix stuff is silly. You don't have to agree with that, but it's not hard to understand why people dislike it. A lot of people don't care too much about poor script-writing though, it's not like I expect everyone to dislike it as much as I do.

I'd still probably give it three stars just for being pretty sci-fi.
I don't agree which is precisely why I find it hard to understand! Every movie is going to have people who don't like it, obviously, but I don't get why the first movie gets a pass from some people (usually old school Trek fans I take it) but the equally (or almost as) great sequel doesn't. There's a somewhat small but vocal group of people who absolutely loathe it which mystifies me because there's so many good qualities about it. I'm not saying it's perfect but I cannot understand those ripping it apart. Whether you meant it or not, saying "a lot of people don't care too much about poor script-writing" sounds kind've film snobby.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:36 PM   #3604
StingingVelvet StingingVelvet is offline
Blu-ray Count
 
StingingVelvet's Avatar
 
Jan 2014
Philadelphia, PA
1049
249
42
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jlk5844 View Post
I don't agree which is precisely why I find it hard to understand! Every movie is going to have people who don't like it, obviously, but I don't get why the first movie gets a pass from some people (usually old school Trek fans I take it) but the equally (or almost as) great sequel doesn't. There's a somewhat small but vocal group of people who absolutely loathe it which mystifies me because there's so many good qualities about it. I'm not saying it's perfect but I cannot understand those ripping it apart. Whether you meant it or not, saying "a lot of people don't care too much about poor script-writing" sounds kind've film snobby.
I don't mean it as snobby, I really don't. It's just about priorities, people care about different things. For example Khan beaming to the Klingon home world directly from Earth is something so irritating to me it hurts the film significantly. Into Darkness is filled with moments like that, that is just one small example. Why would that character do this? Why would they choose that? Why does one demand the prime directive not be broken WHILE breaking it? Things like that just annoy me, script issues many wouldn't even notice or care about. Same for all the Khan stuff, which just make me roll my eyes in the theater.

I'm not trying to say I am right, or that you guys SHOULD care about this stuff. I am just explaining why some of us dislike the movie, since you and others have said it confuses you.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
aiman04 (Today), Geoff D (Yesterday), IronWaffle (Yesterday)
Old Yesterday, 09:50 PM   #3605
Dunemoon Dunemoon is offline
Power Member
 
Jul 2013
Default

Hopefully the shitty rap music will not return for the next one. Just ruins the happy nostalgia.
Qui Ben Han.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:54 PM   #3606
dvdmike dvdmike is online now
Blu-ray Baron
 
dvdmike's Avatar
 
Jun 2010
930
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dunemoon View Post
Hopefully the shitty rap music will not return for the next one. Just ruins the happy nostalgia.
Shitty???
Revionist audio and video is for the cheap seats
Physical media Fo lyfe.
The Scott Bros. do no wrong.
Dolby Vision is a company grasping at relevance.
Bring back and refine SXRD displays.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:55 PM   #3607
Geoff D Geoff D is offline
Blu-ray Prince
 
Geoff D's Avatar
 
Feb 2009
Swanage, Engerland
1018
3
9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Infernal King View Post
Good... good! You've converted to my way of thinking!



That's exactly what I was arguing earlier.
Like I said, having now seen the film it just feels out of place given what we see in that earlier montage. If that sequence wasn't present then I'd be fine with Sulu and hubby just having a cuddle, but to show all that rampant hetero-ness and then not even have something as simple as a quick kiss between them feels like a total cop out. Perhaps it really didn't play all that well, considering that his hubby is the scriptwriter who was enlisted for the scene at pretty much the last minute. Is it better to have no kiss than a forced, badly acted one? Hmmm.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
Infernal King (Today)
Old Yesterday, 10:09 PM   #3608
Geoff D Geoff D is offline
Blu-ray Prince
 
Geoff D's Avatar
 
Feb 2009
Swanage, Engerland
1018
3
9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StingingVelvet View Post
I don't mean it as snobby, I really don't. It's just about priorities, people care about different things. For example Khan beaming to the Klingon home world directly from Earth is something so irritating to me it hurts the film significantly. Into Darkness is filled with moments like that, that is just one small example. Why would that character do this? Why would they choose that? Why does one demand the prime directive not be broken WHILE breaking it? Things like that just annoy me, script issues many wouldn't even notice or care about. Same for all the Khan stuff, which just make me roll my eyes in the theater.

I'm not trying to say I am right, or that you guys SHOULD care about this stuff. I am just explaining why some of us dislike the movie, since you and others have said it confuses you.
Bingo. I watched it again a couple of days ago and it sho' looks pretty, boss! Combine that with the LOUD NOISES and RoboCop being AWESOME and you've got a couple hours of dumb blockbuster entertainment. Fine. But to me it's an empty soulless shell of a film because they've simply reheated ST '09 (and they compound that film's incredible genre-defying plot device with another one that's even worse) and stirred in some leftovers from the finale of Wrath of Khan, not to mention treating Bones as a recurring gag rather than an actual character (to the point where Karl Urban seriously considered not returning for a third movie).
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 11:30 PM   #3609
PeterTHX PeterTHX is offline
Blu-ray Champion
 
PeterTHX's Avatar
 
Sep 2006
561
1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StingingVelvet View Post
It's incredibly poorly written and the Khan remix stuff is silly. You don't have to agree with that, but it's not hard to understand why people dislike it. A lot of people don't care too much about poor script-writing though, it's not like I expect everyone to dislike it as much as I do.

I'd still probably give it three stars just for being pretty sci-fi.

Hopefully someone will give this a fair shake:


  Reply With Quote
Old Today, 01:51 AM   #3610
Infernal King Infernal King is offline
Blu-ray Knight
 
Infernal King's Avatar
 
Jun 2013
-
1
Default

Lots of people in this thread seriously don't understand why someone wouldn't like Into Darkness? ("I don't get the hate") Really?? It's not like we're talking about Citizen Kane or 2001: A Space Odyssey here and imperfections, if any, are difficult to spot and open for debate. Even if I loved ID, I at least would have enough imagination to think of a few reasons why others might not enjoy it.
  Reply With Quote
Old Today, 02:10 AM   #3611
Aerodude73 Aerodude73 is offline
Blu-ray Archduke
 
Aerodude73's Avatar
 
Oct 2008
Middletown, RI (MEMBER OF THE "ECPP")
134
1619
9
31
Cool

POLK AUDIO: "LIVE IT, BREATHE IT, LOVE IT, BELIEVE IT!"
TV: 70" SHARP 3D/LC-70UQ17U - POLK AUDIO - "7.2" / Center: CS2 - Front: RTiA5's
Surrounds: FXi A6's (Sides), FXiA3's (Rears) - 2 Onkyo SKH-410 DOLBY ATMOS Spkrs / Subs: 2 PA-120's
ONKYO TX-NR838: DOLBY ATMOS (Ready) - Emotiva XPA-3/Gen 2 - OPPO BDP-103D
DirecTV: HR-44 HD-DVR - Remote: Harmony ONE
  Reply With Quote
Old Today, 03:35 AM   #3612
jlk5844 jlk5844 is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
jlk5844's Avatar
 
Oct 2011
Arizona, USA
946
291
38
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StingingVelvet View Post
I don't mean it as snobby, I really don't. It's just about priorities, people care about different things. For example Khan beaming to the Klingon home world directly from Earth is something so irritating to me it hurts the film significantly. Into Darkness is filled with moments like that, that is just one small example. Why would that character do this? Why would they choose that? Why does one demand the prime directive not be broken WHILE breaking it? Things like that just annoy me, script issues many wouldn't even notice or care about. Same for all the Khan stuff, which just make me roll my eyes in the theater.

I'm not trying to say I am right, or that you guys SHOULD care about this stuff. I am just explaining why some of us dislike the movie, since you and others have said it confuses you.
I mean, I think a lot of people care about general writing, I just didn't know you meant specific plot holes and logic gaps...indeed much of which I don't notice. That's the stuff of CinemaSins and I don't care to analyze a movie like that specifically. I guess these things permeate every blockbuster, hell every movie, so I don't know why this movie gets particular heat, except maybe because it's Star Trek and it has a huge legacy and following and it's going to be scrutinized for playing with classic characters. It's worth noting that I'm not a big Star Trek fan, other than this reboot trilogy I've only seen 2, 3, 4, & 6 of the original movies and the episode "Space Seed" of the original show. Nothing about Khan bothered me, I thought Benedict Cumberbatch did a great job and the character was an interesting villain. I thought the basic storyline was well executed, intense, and emotionally engaging, such as the stuff between Pike and Kirk, Kirk and Spock's relationship development and chemistry, Khan's teary eyed moment, general interplay between Kirk and other members of the crew, and other spoilerish scenes. I actually found Beyond to lack that emotional element and the characters didn't pop like in the first two movies.
  Reply With Quote
Old Today, 03:42 AM   #3613
jlk5844 jlk5844 is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
jlk5844's Avatar
 
Oct 2011
Arizona, USA
946
291
38
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoff D View Post
Bingo. I watched it again a couple of days ago and it sho' looks pretty, boss! Combine that with the LOUD NOISES and RoboCop being AWESOME and you've got a couple hours of dumb blockbuster entertainment. Fine. But to me it's an empty soulless shell of a film because they've simply reheated ST '09 (and they compound that film's incredible genre-defying plot device with another one that's even worse) and stirred in some leftovers from the finale of Wrath of Khan, not to mention treating Bones as a recurring gag rather than an actual character (to the point where Karl Urban seriously considered not returning for a third movie).
You didn't appreciate that as a nod/homage to that movie? I believe that was the intention, not that that matters as much as the execution. This is a reboot series as well and with the whole alternate timeline aspect it makes sense to me that Khan would've showed up eventually and they would've shaken the story up a little. He's the single most popular and formidable villain from classic Trek.
  Reply With Quote
Old Today, 04:12 AM   #3614
jlk5844 jlk5844 is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
jlk5844's Avatar
 
Oct 2011
Arizona, USA
946
291
38
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Infernal King View Post
Lots of people in this thread seriously don't understand why someone wouldn't like Into Darkness? ("I don't get the hate") Really?? It's not like we're talking about Citizen Kane or 2001: A Space Odyssey here and imperfections, if any, are difficult to spot and open for debate. Even if I loved ID, I at least would have enough imagination to think of a few reasons why others might not enjoy it.
Admittedly I could've posed my question/curiosity in a more considerate manner. I was tired of seeing the same members giving it flack without explanation and I also happen to love the movie (thus any flaws are minor to me) so I threw my little comment out there, not thinking it would generate so many responses. I don't think my opinion of it is the only opinion or anything. Sure it doesn't have the reputation that Kane or 2001 do, but it is solidly acclaimed. I don't think it's unreasonable to think that occasionally. There are other movies I think highly of and can recognize why others might not like them, I guess I just didn't see that here.
  Reply With Quote
Old Today, 04:32 AM   #3615
bmore007 bmore007 is offline
Active Member
 
Jan 2010
326
Default

3/5 from me. Some enjoyable moments but not a great film. Really getting tired of these movies filled with last second rescues though. There were like 3 or 4 in this one alone. Seriously takes me out of the movie and deflates the tension.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Movies


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:49 AM.