King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
you could not have told a Khan story any less like "Space Seed" or "Wrath of Khan" if you tried.
You hit the nail on the head up until Spock yield Khan. The
re-acted scene by Kirk and Spock in STiD was good. I wont necessary call it a rip off, however I just wish that the writers had not let Spock scream Khan.
Sometimes Less is More. The Khan scream spoilt the whole scene and even broke the fourth wall for me.
I didn't see Kirk and Spock in STiD, I saw Pine and Quinto been told by JJ Abrams' to pay tribute to Wrath of Khan.
the scene became has become like a serious parody to me.