Today I went with my father to see Star Trek Into Darkness, due to the fact that my dad is a big Star Trek fan and I was looking forward to seeing the sequel as well. I won’t reveal or spoil anything, but I did want to talk about the movie in this post.
Before I say anything, just know that this movie is worth seeing, it is an incredible film. It was well written, well directed, and was full of action and suspense all the way through. I liked the acting and the emotion conveyed by the cast; there are many good things to say about this movie. In action films, I always like to see what a villain is like; they make up so much of the story and how well the story is. And in STID, Khan (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is an incredible character played by a very good actor.
I always judge a villain by how much they make me hate them throughout the film, it sounds weird but if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. You don’t want to see the heroes win when the enemy is just an average guy or just isn’t “evil.” In movies you WANT to hate the bad guy, and you want the goo guys to win. Khan is of no exception in Star Trek-I wanted to hurt the guy, and he didn’t even do anything to me. I can’t say why I hated Khan so much because that would involve a lot of spoilers, and nobody wants that. All I will say, is that Khan is one evil dude, and if you’re like me, you’ll love to hate him in the movie.
Khan is evil, Star Trek is good, that’s the point I’m trying to make here. Khan (for me at least) stands among the ranks of great villains such as Christopher Nolan’s version of the joker, Doctor Who’s “The Master,” and The Governor of The Walking Dead. List your favorite villain in the comments below if you feel inclined, add more ideas to the list of good villains.