Folks in the United States were a little bummed to hear that Star Trekwas going to premiere in Australia, today, roughly one month before it was set to hit theaters. Opinions changed, however, when last night Paramount surprised an Austin, Texas audience with the first screening of J.J. Abrams new Trek reboot. Based on the general good buzz, I'm sure this Austin screening will be one of many held around the country in advance of the film's official release, so while we await more word, here's what folks are saying right now:

"But other than a few conveniences, I think Abrams pulled it off. STAR TREK isn't just a successful reboot, but a genuinely fun and exciting science fiction action adventure. My biggest complaint is that it feels like they just got started up when the film ended. I want more! I want to see the further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and his crew aboard the USS Enterprise." - Quint, AICN

"If there is one thing Star Trek always got right in the old days - and we're talking The Original Series and the first two films, of which I'm a big fan - it was a commitment to character and story above all else. This movie has that same commitment, but it is muted by an intense sensory experience. This may be a small problem for some fans, but 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." - Neil Miller, Film School Rejects

"First of all, this is a fantastic movie. It's pacing is rapid-fire, the action is larger-than-life and raises blood pressure with ease, and the characters come to life in a very cool way. 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." -- Cole Abaius, FSR

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