June 13 2024

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Pine: Trek 2 Is Exciting

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According to Chris Pine, Star Trek 2 will “knock people out of their seats.”

Part of the reason for that reaction will be the fact that Star Trek 2 has been shot in IMAX. “They are big cameras,” said Pine of the IMAX cameras. “They are big, loud cameras.”

Pine was full of praise when it comes to J.J. Abrams‘ handling of the IMAX scenes. “I think J.J. did a good job of knowing which scenes to marry with the IMAX and which scenes would really pop, like they did with Mission Impossible,” said Pine. “When Tom [Cruise] is on that huge building, it made all the sense in the world to do it in IMAX.

“With J.J. and company – Alex, Bob and Damon included – what they’re really, really good at and what sets them apart is that they know how to do the action, and they know that if you don’t give them the small character-driven drama, you can blow up anything you want and no one cares. People will leave the theater because we’ve all seen it, a million ways. With the second one, people will find that it’s the mythic structure, done really well. The character journeys are just perfect mythic structures. They do it so well. The journeys with the characters will be really great, and the explosions and set pieces are going to knock people out of their seats.”

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7 thoughts on “Pine: Trek 2 Is Exciting

  1. “They are big cameras,” said Pine of the IMAX cameras. “They are big, loud cameras.”

    That must be a distraction. Like the RED Epic cameras that are so hyped, but need extra set and makeup saturation to compensate for as-designed flat recording, I’m not impressed when the latest thing makes for extra work. New technology should makes things easier – not harder.

  2. It’s tough to afford theater prices at all. I limit myself to one, or at most two, theatrical trips a year. DVD prices are much more worthwhile. But not to worry, they wouldn’t limit their revenue channels in any such way. The movie will be available in normal theaters.

  3. Effective.

    That could mean anything.

    Such as about as effective as an artist peeing into a bottle and calling it performance art. Or as effective as the Emperor’s clothing. Artists of a different day considered allowing lens flare amateur, careless work; taking people out of the film by introducing evidence of production lights where the fiction does not support or admit to them. This apparent disagreement by different artists shows just how meaningless artistic opinion really is when right or wrong is completely a matter of who’s talking. Personally, it’s not really a big deal to me except when it becomes a fetish, like Ben Burtt’s Wilhelm scream. It’s great fun sometimes, but not when done to excess.

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