Mr Awe wrote:
A- Really enjoyed this one! Mostly positives. The characters were great. Unlike ST09, I can really buy into them as the characters they are portraying (except perhaps Scotty). There were great moments between the characters too.
The story was great. Definitely lots of interesting things going on. The SFx, as expect, were superb. No problems there.
I was expecting to really enjoy Cumberbatch, and I did. However, all the comparisons to TWOK really reminded me that I just preferred Montablans (sp?) portrayal of Khan over Cumberbatch's.
There were so many references to the original series, and movies, that they definitely treated the franchise with respect.
In the end, this movie was probably the best it could be with the rebooted characters. I don't mean that as a slight at all. I was impressed with how much I could connect with them after just 2 movies.
However, it's just hard to compete with characters/actors that we've watched for decades vs just 2 movies. Some of the meaningful moments just meant less because with just a few hours of screen time, I was less invested in the characters.
So, great movie! Really enjoyed it! Can't quite compete with the best of the non-reboot movies through no fault of their own.
I thought BC was terrific as Khan. I loved him more than Montalban in Star Trek 2 but not as much as in Space Seed. He got to DO something. In Wrath of Khan, he spends the entire film on the Reliant quoting Milton and ancient Klingon proverbs.
In Space Seed he was ruthless and cunning and wasn’t afraid to have someone slap Uhura around and torture and kill.
But his weakness remains the same. In Space Seed Kirk got the upper hand when he beat Khan senseless with a pipe. Here, despite Khan’s awesome skull crushing finishing move, Spock pulls a metal handled off of the floating garbage scow and beats Khan in the face to get the upper hand.