Kevin Smith Has Seen J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, Too?!
I hate to sound like a broken record, but in Kevin Smith we trust! Just last week we heard that everyone's favorite comic book geek / filmmaker had seen an early cut of Zack Snyder's Watchmen, calling it "fucking astounding." Now we hear today that he might have seen J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, too! Or so he makes it seem in a radio chat with KROQ's Kevin and Bean as transcribed by TrekMovie.com. And if he gets to see McG's Terminator Salvation or X-Men Origins: Wolverine as well, then he'll have already seen every big highly anticipated 2009 movie (damn him!). But back on the subject of Star Trek, his praise for this, albeit via some indirect statements, is equal to if not greater than what he had to say for Watchmen.
You can read all the jargon yourself, but here's the just of what he had to say. He starts off with "I saw a movie last night that I cannot talk about." But his response: "It was phenomenal." And that's not even the best part. The crafty hosts finally get him to speak about the film with very veiled statements. Here's the best part for anyone who is excited to see Star Trek - this should leave you foaming at the mouth…
"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."
If we can believe that Mr. Smith did indeed see Star Trek and is indeed talking about Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk, then this is some awesome news. I'm as big of a believer in J.J. Abrams as I am Kevin Smith. And I know that it seems like the new trend amongst us online journalists to report everything Kevin Smith says as big news, but he's honestly a reliable source. So ignore our infatuation with Kevin Smith and take this as some solid hype for Star Trek next summer. We'll probably have to wait another few months until we see an actual trailer and can start buzzing about it again, but I know this will hold some of us over until then. Is this not frickin' exciting to hear or what?!