Who the hell is Kevin Smith that he got to go see a advance screening of both 'Watchmen' and 'Star Trek'?On top of that the guy manages to make an apperance at half the panels at comic-con even though he has nothing to do with the the movies or shows he is with Like Battlestar Gallactica and how he wished he could direct an episode. Well, if you were a good director maybe they would have asked you to.
Kevin Smith has not made one movie or really written anything that has blown me away. All of his work is at best mediocre, some of it just plain sucks ass. He has done nothing really in the film community other than manage to constantly piss off the MPAA with his silly films. If a filmmaker is going to push the envelope with a 'R' rating at least make it a good one.
So I am just confused at why these directors and studios are letting this guy in to watch these movies, unless he is begging them to the point that letting him see the cut is the only way they could get him to leave them alone. Just because the guy is a hard core comic book and movie geek? There are tons of those in the world!
But why do people care what Kevin Smith thinks? Do people even care what he thinks? You tell me.
If you are a fan of Kevin Smith I am sorry for the loveless rant. But I would love to hear why you think he is "the man".
If you do care about what his thoughts are on Star Trek Here they are from Trekmovie.com:
Host: So thumbs up on The Watchmen, what else you got?
Smith: I saw a movie last night that I cannot talk about.
Host: Was it good?
Smith: It was phenomenal.
Host: Any stars, any break out stars, and do they trek?
Smith: 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.
Host: We had you on before The Dark Knight and I remember asking you if you could direct a movie like Dark Knight and you said ‘hell no' it was so far out of your sphere...but I bring that up to preface this. Let's say a franchise like Star Trek, not that you have seen the movie or we are talking about the movie, but we are talking about it for example. That is something that is so dangerous to attempt. Is that the kind of project you would like to do? Would you like to be the guy who gets to do a movie like that?
Smith: I would not like to be the guy. In the case of something like Star Trek, it would take a really insanely talented filmmaker-storyteller. Like in the case of Star Trek, JJ Abrams. So leave it to the people who are best equipped for it. I am just the guy who should be watching those movies.
Who knows in the end maybe I'm just jealous that he got to see these movies before I did.