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Ooh, interesting combo! I have to go with Star Wars, as much as I think Trek is super fun.
Out with the old and goofy, in with the new and awesome!
Hmm...John Williams or Michael Giacchino? George Lucas or J.J. Abrams?
The ultimate show-down... For all the nostalgia and agelessness of Star Wars, I think I have to give it to JJ Abrams' Star Trek.
If this were Empire Strikes Back we were talking about, it would be a different story. But yes, I think J.J.'s Star Trek reboot is better than A New Hope.
I've been very enthuastic about Abrams' work and hope he'll continue to do such a great job with the future of the Star Trek franchise but if you're going to compare it to Star Wars, the first one on top of that, I must say I think it's easier to work with something that has 40 years of background material than to create a whole universe from scratch like Lucas did in '77. Sorry but the first Star Wars is much more worthy of praise than any reboot.
Although I have to agree that this matchup is quite unfair due to the 30 year age difference and the incredibly different abilities afforded through new technology, the new trek is so much better written that i would watch it if it were recorded on 8mm by a bunch of high school kids. At this point, Trek has pretty much blown all other space movies away for me...
Star Trek falls short of being something special; Star Wars falls short of being even good.
Star Wars totally win and I'am a huge Trekker.... I hate that Star Trek for Dummies 2009...
I was never into Star Anything. However, I'm more new school and I found Star Trek to be easier to get into and a lot more rewarding. Yeah, Star Wars is a classic, I know, but I don't go by what other people think.
@Flickbill: Film owes George Lucas a huge debt for the technical advancements that Star Wars made, and he's a tremendous idea man, creating that universe as you say, but tmama29five is correct: Star Wars is poorly written. I didn't know it when I was a kid; I know it now. I'm out of love with Star Wars, though it is still great. Star Trek is almost as successful as a franchise reboot as Batman Begins.
As not a huge fan of either franchise, I thought Star Trek was the better than every Star Wars movie.
OK, obviously the winner is original STAR WARS. In a lot of ways, these are both the best entries in their respective series, and both are a lot of fun. Gotta let nostalgia decide this one.
Star Wars has Darth Vader; who exactly was the villain in Star Trek? Some face-tattooed whiny Khan poser? that's what I thought.
Dart Vader. The discussion begins and ends there.
When "Star Trek" was released last year, there was a great YouTube video that showed how its plot ripped off "Star Wars." Still, while I love Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan and "A New Hope" has its moments, "Star Trek" did something that hadn't been done in a while: made that franchise fun.
Even the best Star Trek can't beat the ORIGINAL groundbreaking "STAR WARS".
There isn't a single scene in Star Trek that converys any real sense of adventure or fun or drama, except for maybe the opening. Star Wars may have some bad dialogue or cheesy moments, but they make the movie more endearing. More importantly, the story is a lot more entertaining. The characters in Star Wars are more memorable as well. Even though I used to watch the original Star Trek series all the time, I didn't feel like any of the characters were brought to life in the movie. I never once cared about where the story was going in Star Trek because the whole movie lacked spirit or a feeling of urgency. The Death Star assault in Star Wars felt significant because the movie introduced interesting characters who actually mattered to me. By the end of Star Trek, I was so bored by the lame villain and crappy attempts at humor that I was barely paying attention. This isn't nostalgia talking, either. I wanted to have a good time at the movies and Star Trek failed to perform.
I'll always be more of a trek fan.
The eternal struggle.
Star Wars will always be classic and Star Trek did nothing spectacular but for now I'm going with the more modern action flick.
I never watched any of the older Star Trek films but I have seen the remake and I absolutely loved it. But I saw Star Wars before and have always been a greater fan of that.
"Star Wars" has by far the better villains (Nero was weak) and Sir Alec Guinness. "Star Trek" has a much more tautly told story it's more fun for me to watch. And it may be blasphemy, but I think Giacchino's score is stronger than Williams's (I much prefer the subsequent "Star Wars" scores). Going with "Star Trek" this time.
I'm more than happy with the "new" Star Trek,and despite the fact that i HATE the concept of reboots/remakes/re-everything that hollywood brings nowadays,J.J. Star Trek is one of the few good exceptions. But hey...can't bet Star wars. Can't even touch it.
i have to say i'm kinda surprised how much people prefer Trek over Wars. Star Wars is so much better in my opinion. i've seen it a million times and it never gets old. Star Trek is good, but i've seen it once, and i don't think i'll see it again
Really not sure why this has become such a big discussion. Star Wars all the way!
I freakin' loved the Trek reboot. But just as several have said above...this is Star Wars we are talking about here!
The Force was not with them this time
Star Trek, easy for me. The first Star Wars was my least favorite of the 3 classic ones
star trek is a good but it does not hold up to star wars.
If it was Empire or Jedi, it would be a different story, but Star Trek wins this.
Star Wars is the victor imo.
Damn, this is like having to choose between Kate Upton's left breast and her right.
There are Star Trek movies? When did they start making those?
I lied Star Wars wins.
I honestly do not get all the love for the Star Trek reboot. First off, you've got a mix of takes on the characters where some actors have zero similarity to the original performance (Chris Pine as Kirk) and others do such broadly slavish imitations they could be doing a Vegas lounge act (Karl Urban as Bones). As for all the praise I'm seeing for superior writing, I didn't see anything but pretty standard sci-fi plotting with a bunch of action setpieces shoehorned in that define obligatory. "Well, we need an action scene here, so let's have Kirk run away from a giant snow monster." Mixed in with that is a bunch of cheeseball inside jokes and an utterly boring villain. Star Wars has its flaws, but it beats the new Star Trek in every conceivable category.
The Star Trek reboot was decent. It didn't have much of a lasting impact on me, but eh, it was good. I'm curious what they will do with the sequel, but I'm not super excited about it or anything. I digress. But seriously guys, we're talkin' Star Wars here. The movie that made me realise "holy shit...movies can be bloody awesome, creative and mindblowing!". Star Wars was my first step into a larger world...heh. And y'know, old movies aren't necessarily bad. Seriously, most of my friends still think the opposite. "When was Se7en made? 1995? Oh. That's ehm, ehm,...have you seen 21 Jump Street?"
Remember star wars > star trek , always
on Jun 2
I second that.