Kevin Smith Continues Praise Of Star Trek Movie And Cast

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kevin smith Kevin Smith Continues Praise Of Star Trek Movie And CastIt was just two weeks ago writer/director Kevin Smith revealed he’d already seen J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot/prequel and loved it!

While promoting his forthcoming comedy Zack & Miri Make a Porno, Smith further elaborated to the MTV Movies Blog:

“It’s really strong. [J.J. Abrams] was rejiggering the opening few scenes. It’s one of those things where you first heard about it and were like no they’re not going to redo ‘Star Trek’! And then you see the movie and you think, wow he did pull it off! He turned it into a viable renewed franchise.”

Smith also continues his praise for Chris Pine’s portrayal of the new Captain Kirk:

“Chris Pine is fantastic. It is a star-making performance. From his first scene forward, this dude is not doing an impression of Shatner. He is doing young Kirk. He doesn’t have the slow delivery mannerisms of Shatner but it’s totally James T. Kirk, the bravado, the self-assuredness. It’s such a great performance. You can’t take your eyes off the guy. Anytime he’s not on the screen you’re waiting for him to get back.”

And it’s not just Pine who caught Smith’s attention:

“And the chick [Zoe Saldana] who plays Uhura is really great. They made Uhura really interesting.”

Interesting, I’m curious to hear his thoughts on the other cast-members – i.e. Zachary Quinto’s Spock, Karl Urban’s Bones, Simon Pegg’s Scotty and especially Eric Bana as the phantom villain Nero.

One wonders what’s the next blockbuster tentpole Smith will see way before everyone else?

Star Trek beams into theatres on May 8, 2009.

Source: MTV Movies Blog

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  1. Awesome. I can’t wait to see this. :D

    Smith is the man. The silent, yet often controversial man. ;)

  2. I like Smith too, but I feel he’s a little biased.
    I mean come on he’s not gonna dis the film.
    Of course I’m going to see this, but the chances of it breaking Iron Man numbers will be a challenge. (IMO)
    Kevin’s review is a viral marketing tactic, most of the “new audience” that JJ wants to bring in dosnt surf the blog,a,sphere,,,
    Its gonna really be interesting to see how Star Trek and T4 do next year.
    There both basically reboots.

  3. Smith has a comment on everything that is happening in the “Land of Geek”. Does that mean he is the King of Geek?

  4. Jamie, is there still a triler planned during “Max Payne”? I’d go see that movie just to see the trailer on the big screen. :-)

  5. ya! Star Trek! I can’t wait.

    I actually love hearing Smith say good things about it and I trust his opinion.

    What I really want though, is to see a frigging trailer. That being said, I 100% JJ abram’s marketing ability and how he is taking things slow.

  6. Yah, that teaser is pretty useless. It doesn’t even show the real way the ship would be built. They only did that so you won’t know what it is until they show a wide shot. No way they will let a ship going out into the vacuum of space be hand welded…

  7. Once they apply the Corbomite paint, the ship is ready for space travel.
    It only comes in Pearl White. Lol.

  8. Damn, but they can always just paint OVER that paint right??? lol

  9. Everythings white in the future. ;-)

  10. Oh, and in case it’s really really hard to figure out, my comment about the teaser was a response to Rob saying: “What I really want though, is to see a frigging trailer.”

    I’m agreeing, that we need to see a trailer since the teaser shows absolutely nothing about the actual movie, since the whole building the ship thing was obviously invented just for the teaser and is not an actual representation of anything in the actual movie…

    There, I’ll spell it out so there’s no confusion.