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Benedict Cumberbatch did his best but was no Ricardo Montalban - his new version ...
on 29 April 2015
I have been a devoted Star Trek fan for many years and this was the first time ever that I was sorely tempted to give up watching before the film had ended. I persevered but shouldn't have bothered. Lots of action sequences doesn't compensate for an awful script and cardboard characterisation. Benedict Cumberbatch did his best but was no Ricardo Montalban - his new version of Khan lacked the charm of the original and his ability to draw us to him. I also don't know why Zachary Quinto was there, given that he had so little to do. Very disappointing.