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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 13
04-29-2013, 11:23 AM
Personally speaking, I've never bought Khan as the Uber Villain. Yes, it was a good tie back to the series, but Kirk faced greater foes in that time (Garth of Izar, for example) Kruge and Chang were both Heavy Hitters who were plausible, a legitimate threat, and a challenge to Kirk and co's wits, yet they were both established in a single movie, not needing to rely on past backstory to be considered worthy opponents.

As a film, I think WoK stands above anything JJ could come out with in terms of direction and pacing, quality of writing, and effects which 'fit in', rather than grabbing the attention to pull it away from other glaring flaws...