Re: When did the perception of Insurrection change?
If you believe TPTB, the story for ID was conceived before the decision was made to make him Khan, so to say the movie was an intentional remake is doing it somewhat of a disservice.
Anyway, in terms of scope I'd say NEM tried harder than INS.
As far as I know, Lindelof is responsible for all Khan and TWOK related rip offs in this film. It's not that the whole film is a remake. It's just that the second half is a conglomerate of rip offs and unoriginality.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.