Khan: Because I am better.
James T. Kirk: At what?
Khan: Everything. Alexander Marcus needed to respond to an uncivilized threat in a civilized time, and for that, he needed a warrior's mind - my mind - to design weapons and warships.
Spock: You are suggesting the Admiral violated every regulation he vowed to uphold, simply because he wanted to exploit your intellect...
Khan: He wanted to exploit my savagery! Intellect alone is useless in a fight, Mr. Spock. You can't even break a rule, how can you be expected to break a bone?Star Trek, but that is not a bad thing at all. This was one fun, amazing and action packed Sci Fi experience with the twists placed at the right spots (unlike this HUGE disappointment).
There are very few names that I see attached to a movie and immediately get on my must-see list; like Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Peter Jackson, David Fincher, The Cohens (about three others) and J.J. 'the genius' Abrams (who is just directing his fourth feature film). I must confess once again that I am not a trekkie, but I think I am gradually becoming (thanks The Big Bang Theory!). The team (Bryan Burk, Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Abrams) behind this move already amazed me in the prequel and they did not cease to amaze once more, albeit on a lower scale.
Loki in The Avengers.
While the direction and production were great, it's the actors who deserve all the praise - most of all ... you guessed correctly, Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch's portrayal of Khan was absolutely brilliant! His elocution and charisma amped up the IQ on-screen each time he spoke. His brilliant interactions with the dynamic duo (Kirk & Spock) was a beauty to watch; something any fan of Sherlock would be familiar with. With this performance, Cumberbatch has truly cemented his portrayal of Khan as a one of the finest villains in recent times. I hope to see his re-occurrence in a later sequel.
Opened: May 16, 2013 Runtime: 2 hr. 12 min. Genre: Sci Fi, Action, Adventure Rated: 12A