The $64,000 question. Is it any good?
Well, judging by the reaction from fans who got a huge surprise yesterday at the Fantastic Fest Star Trek event at the Alamo Draughthouse Theater in Austin, Texas, the answer is definitely, YES.
Originally, there to see a screening of The Wrath Of Khan with the added treat of a 10 minute preview of the new film, fans suddenly found themselves sitting in the dark after the opening to TWOK and then seeing a trenchcoated Leonard Nimoy standing in front of them as the lights went up, offering to show them the new film hours before the Sydney premiere. Suffice it to say, the reaction raised the roof last night. Trekmovie.com reports that the outcome is very positive and two thoughtful reviews are in from Film School Rejects. You may want to avoid them as there are spoilers. The general and fan reaction has been good so far.
Thanks to Neil Miller from Film School Rejects for the Austin premiere photo of Nimoy with the film's makers Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, & Roberto Orci on stage in Austin.
The Australian premiere at the Sydney Opera House has now taken place and we have some red carpet snippets for you, again courtesy of Trekmovie.com. A Flickr photoalbum and some video interviews with Abrams, Quinto and Pine and Urban, using questions submitted by fans are below. Many more on Trekmovie.com
JJ ABRAMS: "The first time you see Nimoy." #asktrek from Phreadz on Vimeo.
ZACH QUINTO & CHRIS PINE: "My eyebrows are a huge part of my life." #asktrek from Phreadz on Vimeo.
KARL URBAN: "A deep admiration for Mr Kelley." #asktrek from Phreadz on Vimeo.
Star Trek gets its UK premiere, in aid of the Prince's Trust, on April 20th. It opens in cinemas on 8th May.
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