The alt text reminds me of Firefly dialogue. :)
I really liked this comic. No opinion on Doctor Who casting, just really enjoyed reading this.
I am very glad you liked it! The fan community that I'm a member of that sprang up around the 2009 movie has been... less than supportive. I guess the first time around people would only join if they'd liked the movie, and now everyone's been hanging around for four years waiting and there's no guarantee they'll like it.
I enjoyed it. On second watching I found the plot holes and glaring inconsistencies more bothersome, but I still love most of the character beats and all the funny quips. And I really loved the first part of the plot where Kirk loses his captaincy because yes, he is an irresponsible ass at that point. I think a lot of things about the movie were very well done.
And Benedict Cumberbatch... I believe I am permanently melted into a puddle of goo about that man. Between my recent re-watching of Sherlock and then seeing STID twice, I just can't stand what an excellent actor he is.
Yes, I found a lot of the music cues too intrusive/instructive. For example, when Kirk is trying to kick the warp core into place. It takes forever, which is great for suspense, but you know EXACTLY the kick when it's going to start working again because the music SUDDENLY CRESCENDOES before he kicks it. Which kind of momentarily ruins all the suspense they were trying to build.
This is not a subtle movie.
In that case, I agree with you. I think there wasn't enough of a chance to establish a baseline of Spock-never-reacts-to-things-emotionally for all the emotional reacting he's been doing to have the impact it should.
I like your explanations, especially the one about Spock consciously deciding to be rage-ful. Much more exciting that way!
I agree with you entirely. I get that hanging off ledges is supposed to be a running gag, but there could have been a little less... running time.
I also thought Kirk was acting un-Kirk-like with Scotty and the torpedoes... but I figured they wrote it that way on purpose. I mean, everybody's yelling at him telling him this is a stupid mission, and he just lost his one father figure and is a bit unhinged. His acting out-of-character and the firing of Scotty and dismissal of Bones' and Spock's concerns all contribute to the feeling of "this is wrong no stop it this is not right" that I thought was very effective at that point in the movie.
I've so far remained almost entirely knowledge-free about Star Trek Into Darkness. No trailers, nothing. I did accidentally come across some headlines that mentioned a major plot point (which I assume is in the trailers) when I was looking for photos from the London premiere.
I haven't really given anything up - just been extremely careful around any internet-mention of the movie.