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Kevin Smith Expands on His Review of Star Trek!

Published September 11, 2008 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount, MTV Movies Blog
Star Trek XI Poster Star Trek Character Banner: Kirk (Chris Pine)

Back near the end of August Kevin Smith popped up on KROQ where he hinted some first impressions of Star Trek. Yes - the director has been given the opportunity to see both this movie and Watchmen. I can't tell you how envious I am. Smith has now popped up once again, but this time over at MTV Movies Blog, to expand on his Star Trek impressions.

Star Trek Screened... Maybe


The one thing that stands out for Smith is Chris Pine who, as you know, took the reigns of James T. Kirk.

“It’s really strong,” said Smith. “[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.”

Who stood out among this new cast, I asked him. “Chris Pine is fantastic,” he gushed. “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 the chick [Zoe Saldana] who plays Uhura is really great. They made Uhura really interesting.”



Just as long as Fox doesn't come out of the woodwork to sue this production all should be fine. If Paramount needs anybody else to screen the film, my email is...

Star Trek will open to theaters on May 8th, 2009.

For the posters, teaser and additional info, go to the Star Trek Movie Page.
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