By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount, Trek Movie
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From what we can assess, Kevin Smith has once again pulled some strings to see a highly-anticipated film way early. He already got to see an early screening for Watchmen, and it now looks like JJ Abrams gave him a full viewing of Star Trek. Yes, the Star Trek.
Star Trek Screened... Maybe
The good people at TrekMovie were listening to KROQ and happened to hear Kevin Smith talk about some film he was unwilling to name.
Host: So thumbs up on The Watchmen, what else you got?
Smith: I saw a movie last night that I cannot talk about.
Host: Was it good?
Smith: It was phenomenal.
Host: Any stars, any break out stars, and do they trek?
Smith: The stars absolutely trek in this film. It is fantastic. Anybody who was worried doesn’t need to be worried–about this film I cannot talk about…It was in very capable hands. The director did a phenomenal job–the director and his crew. Top notch cast and the guy that plays the lead is an instant star. That dude is going to be so famous. He is so wonderful. He picked up a role that I would say is pretty challenging for someone to step into the shoes of, because it is a role that has been played before many times by the same guy.
Though he would not confirm that he saw Star Trek, he does discuss the film.
Smith: I would not like to be the guy. In the case of something like Star Trek, it would take a really insanely talented filmmaker–storyteller. Like in the case of Star Trek, JJ Abrams. So leave it to the people who are best equipped for it. I am just the guy who should be watching those movies.