Tag: Roberto Orci

  • Space Quest

    Space Quest

    Space Quest Written by Bertie Gilbert Two reviews of Space Quest on Letterboxd describe it as a piss take of Star Wars/Star Trek and the hype over their next films, the most anticipated of these being Star Wars: the Force Awakens (J. J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan), which Abrams has directed. And he deserves it. Looking back at Abrams’s […]

  • Star Trek Into Darkness — screenplay, story, structure

    Star Trek Into Darkness — screenplay, story, structure

    Duration: 118 minutes Act I: 0 – 30 minutes Introduce Kirk: 0 – 5 minutes Introduce Khan: 5 – 10 minutes Establish conflict: 10 – 25 minutes Plot Point II: 25 – 30 minutes Act II: 30 – 89 minutes Conflict: 30 – 85 minutes Plot Point II: 85 – 89 minutes Act II: 89 – 118 minutes Conflict resolution: 89 – 115 minutes Ending: 115 – 118 minutes

  • Star Trek Into Darkness — single drama review

    Star Trek Into Darkness — single drama review

    Star Trek Into Darkness represents the fear I have with any of my favourite fiction franchises. I say this as someone who likes all science fiction, but also anything that’s popular and has a lot of money in it. First, there came Star Trek’s reboot, and that naturally meant following it up with a dark and gritty reboot sequel. Star Trek’s been dark before. It can be done. And the Star Trek franchise is all about pulling-through and remaining optimistic. But what this instalment seemed to want is to take the franchise itself into a dark place, rather than just the characters.

  • Star Trek: the Wrath of Khan — single drama review

    Star Trek: the Wrath of Khan — single drama review

    Is Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan the best of the Star Trek features? It’s considered and accepted to be by fans, but critically, it’s only the third highest-scoring. Nevertheless, it’s still extremely popular, and has inspired the most homages in popular culture. Whatever one subjectively thinks of it, the creative industry has looked to the second Star Trek feature for material more than the others. Which is both interesting and ironic, given that the story is essentially Moby Dick; or, the Whale in space, inspired by Herman Melville’s novel. That was approach taken by director Nicholas Meyer – it’s a modern day ocean adventure with a science fiction dressing. That’s when science-fiction is at its best – when it’s telling a universal story through a particular style. Is science fiction even a genre? A genre is a category of an artistic medium based on form, style or subject matter.

  • Chronicle — motion picture review

    Chronicle — motion picture review

    Written by Max Landis. In writing Chronicle, Landis has created the film character I personally find the most relatable. Andrew Detmer is an enclosed, anti-social school student with power fantasies and inappropriate sexual desires. There’s even a scene where, with his newly-found telekinetic powers, he accidentally spunks all over a girl. It goes in her hair, everywhere. […]

  • The road to… Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

    The road to… Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

    This weekend was the opening of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, but the franchise began 17th September 1996 as a television series on Columbia Broadcasting System.

  • What the Marvel/Sony deal could, does and should mean…

    What the Marvel/Sony deal could, does and should mean…

    Marvel Entertainment released a press statement today, confirming that, after a long series of negotiations with Sony Pictures Entertainment, who own Spider-Man’s live-action rights, the character was finally to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, alongside characters such as Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

  • BAFTA Film Awards – 2015 Original Screenplay nominations

    BAFTA Film Awards – 2015 Original Screenplay nominations

    The BAFTA Film Awards airs tonight at 21:00 on BBC One HD, and will announce, among other things, the winners of the Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay awards.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — review

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — review

    Adapted by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner from The Night Gwen Stacy Died by Gerry Conway.   Not gonna lie, I think The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is underrated. No, it isn’t on the level of The Amazing Spider-Man, or Spider-Man 2, but then no Spider-Man is on the level of Spider-Man 2, and a lot of fans seem to be upset about the […]