The Pale Emperor
May 18 2013
saw it, it was pretty great, much better than Iron Man 3 and probably my favorite film of the year so far.
that said, there was one thing that disappointed me, and it’s the same exact problem I had with The Dark Knight Rises last year: the ending felt rushed.
there was no real climax, no epic finish, nothing - and the worst part of it is that they did the same thing to Khan that TDKR did to Bane, having spent the whole movie building the character up only to give him a really disappointing, anticlimactic finish.
he gets punched in the face and then we fast forward several months and that’s it. we do see him in stasis briefly, but.. seriously? that’s the way the big epic villain is handled? by getting punched in the face?
oh well. I suppose it’s better than having him turn out to be an actor decoy and revealing that the real Khan was the tribble Dr. McCoy had been testing on about halfway through the film.
still, despite these gripes, it was a great film. I’m not sure whether I’d rank it above the previous Star Trek film, but I’d definitely say it’s equal at least.
(as a side note, I can’t talk about the movie without mentioning the inclusion of the famous “KHAAAAAAN!” and the different spin they put on it. that was well-handled and very satisfying to see.)