Star Trek XII: Into Darkness
Final Score: 69.5
I like this film. Yes, they basically cure death at the end of it, so that was short-sighted, but man, it’s dumb fun popcorn goodness. Plus, I really liked Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan Noonien Singh. I think he hit all the right notes, and his portrayal was far more brutal and far more savage than any that had come before.
Not only that but you get Peter “Robocop” Weller and Alice Eve playing Admiral and Carol Marcus respectively. I hate zero things about this film. That scene with Eve, that you’re asking about? Nope, great. Love it. This whole movie bangs to the rhythm of my personal drum beat.
Well, I should say, I hate almost zero things about this film. The “new Klingons” are just the worst. It’s like Kirk and crew landed on Mordor and the Uruk-Hai greeted them with spaceships. What were you thinking JJ Abrams?
The ending, where Kirk dies instead of Spock, was great, and the only thing that would’ve made it better is if someone wrote an explanation as to why the Federation decided not to harvest Khan’s blood. A simple “cus it’s wrong, yo” would have worked, and solved that plot point but oh well.
Plus, this is the bonseiest Bones that has ever bonesed. Every line that Karl Urban got was delivered brilliantly and frankly, I really could just watch a 90-minute film of Urban’s Bones just going around talking about his divorce.