The surprise premiere of the new Star Trek movie in Austin, Texas has set the internet abuzz with Cinematical rounding up some of the opinions thus far entered on the picture.
Quint from Aint it Cool News said he felt Abrams had “pulled it off”, noting that the film “isn’t just a successful reboot, but a genuinely fun and exciting science fiction action adventure”.
Neil Miller on Film School Rejects is less direct in his praise for the film, but notes that although the “commitment to character and story” from the original is not quite adhered to…
“… I can assure you that when you get that first gorgeous shot of the USS Enterprise or you are thrust into the midst of a wild space battle, you won’t mind one bit.”
Miller’s cohort Cole Abaius is similarly in love with the film, concluding his review with the following statement:
“Overall, it’s an exciting flick that is shot beautifully – featuring a cast that carries all the weight necessarily to create some enduring figures to root for. A near-perfect Summer tentpole blockbuster.”
Also weighing in was Twitch’s Rodney Perkins who called the film “a very entertaining and reverential take on the Star Trek mythos”. He goes on to state that ‘JJ Abrams’ new work is as good as (and arguably better than) most of the Star Trek movies that preceded it”.
So it seems the fans love the new Star Trek, although we may need to wait a little while for people to watch outside of the influence of adrenaline and excitement to get fully balanced reviews. On the basis of this however, and I would trust Miller especially on a general basis, Star Trek is sounding better by the minute.