ItD ranks higher for me than most of the TNG movies. And I certainly like Kirk being the one to fix the reactor... it's something TOS Kirk would've done. He'd have run to engineering to see what could be done, not sit idly on the bridge to die like in TWOK. And I do like the movie's theme of the militarization of our society using an outside "threat" to justify it. See the Drug War. See the War on Terror. See the militarization of police. But the moment Cumberbatch utters the name, "Khan," the movie just loses what it could've been had he'd just played a disgruntled Starfleet officer with PTSD.