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Old September 19 2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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Now Kevin Smith says Star Trek almost as good as Dark Knight

Kevin Smith: Star Trek (Almost) As Good As Dark Knight

As we reported a few weeks ago, Kevin Smith got an early preview of a rough cut of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek and gave it a good review. Now in a new interview, the Clerks director compares this year’s mega-hit The Dark Knight to Star Trek and Watchmen (which he has also seen months ahead of the rest of the world).
Full article: http://trekmovie.com/2008/09/19/kevi...s-dark-knight/
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Old September 19 2008, 10:11 PM   #2
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Still encouraging.

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Old September 19 2008, 10:12 PM   #3
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This is not a bad thing.
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Old September 19 2008, 10:22 PM   #4
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He is obviously wrong.
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Old September 19 2008, 10:29 PM   #5
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I hope Paramount turns its entire marketing budget over to Kevin Smith, as he is pretty much the only one generating any real hype for this movie.
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Old September 19 2008, 10:39 PM   #6
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He is obviously wrong.
You've seen the Trek movie?

Because nothing about making a film as good as "The Dark Knight" is insuperable; I've seen hundreds.
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Old September 19 2008, 10:43 PM   #7
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Because nothing about making a film as good as "The Dark Knight" is insuperable; I've seen hundreds.
"Invasion of the Blood Farmers," for starters.
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Old September 19 2008, 10:54 PM   #8
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Re: Now Kevin Smith says Star Trek almost as good as Dark Knight

As long as he doesn't say it's as good as "Mallrats", I think we're okay.
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Old September 19 2008, 10:54 PM   #9
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Re: Now Kevin Smith says Star Trek almost as good as Dark Knight

Nothing against The Dark Knight -- since I did generally enjoy it -- but I'm sort of hoping that Star Trek will be better than that.

Then again, as Smith implied, some huge trek fans may find Trek a better film, even if Smith's general assessment is to be believed.

Kevin Smith is obviously a comic book fan, so he will perhaps enjoy a Batman film experience more than a Star Trek film experience. I on the other hand am a bigger trek fan, so a good trek film will be more meaningful to me than a good Batman film.
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Old September 19 2008, 11:10 PM   #10
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As long as he doesn't say it's as good as "Mallrats", I think we're okay.
Indeed. Nothing can top the Batman homages in "Mallrats."

Seriously though, he is one among many who's seen it. Of those who've seen it, among them people in whose best interests it would be to be honest, everyone has raved about it.
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Old September 19 2008, 11:15 PM   #11
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Because nothing about making a film as good as "The Dark Knight" is insuperable; I've seen hundreds.
"Invasion of the Blood Farmers," for starters.
I dunno - I don't think there's any especial trick to that "plant the living and harvest the dead" business. Wouldn't you expect it to work out more or less that way by default?

You know, I feel good that Smith is so impressed with the movie while allowing that he's not a particularly avid "Star Trek" fan...nor is it like Smith does a lot of sucking up in order to get work.
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Old September 20 2008, 01:06 AM   #12
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The Dark Knight: Best. Movie. Ever.
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Old September 20 2008, 01:07 AM   #13
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Re: Now Kevin Smith says Star Trek almost as good as Dark Knight

But how does Star Trek XI compare to Batman Begins? That would be an interesting comparison since both are origin stories whereas The Dark Knight is a sequel.
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Old September 20 2008, 01:23 AM   #14
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The Dark Knight: Best. Movie. Ever.
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Old September 20 2008, 01:48 AM   #15
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Re: Now Kevin Smith says Star Trek almost as good as Dark Knight

Hmm, I guess I should see DK at some point.

I always procrastinate when it comes to the important things. At this rate the internet frenzy will be totally over by the time I'm ready to give my 16 page opinion on it.

Shit, it already is.

NEXT TIME.
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