King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
So you really think your favourite Trek episode or movie would stand up to that kind of OCD scrutiny? Because if you do you're kidding yourself. I imagine you must hate Wrath of Khan for similar reasons you do Into Darkness?
Only if we assume that success means something containing no flaws. Otherwise, I'd consider WoK much better than STID.
There is one more aspect not discussed, and that's the proliferation of spectacular action scenes. One can see major comparisons between WoK and older films, such as my favorite example, Aliens
, where much of the action takes place a lot later in the movie, and several movies today, from STID to Transformers
, where almost every scene involves action.
Standards have raised between 1982 and 2013, but Wrath of Khan was an action movie too, full of spectacular space battle set pieces. In '83 there even fans calling it a shallow Star Wars-style shoot-em-up!