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My Weekend: Movie villian in Star Trek Into Darkness?

star_trek_into_darkness_1Like so many Americans, I spent a part of my weekend at the movie theater. My fiance and I took in the latest in the massive Star Trek franchise, “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

PLEASE STOP HERE IF YOU DON’T WANT SPOILERS, BECAUSE, WELL, IT WILL PROBABLY HAPPEN.

OK, so I’m not a huge Star Trek fan. I essentially went into the movie blind, having never seen another Star Trek piece. Mike assured me that would be OK.

And for the most part it was. The movie plot was pretty much able to stand on its own, only with a couple references that had to be explained, though I was told if I had watched the first one, I would understand completely.

HOWEVER, the movie villain, in my humble opinion, well, wasn’t much of a villain.

CNN.com says Khans up there with Hannibal Lector, Lord Voldermort and Regina George.

Um…..did I miss a part of the movie?

I mean, Khan was out to kill people in Starfleet. No doubt about that. But at the same time, he did some good too, showing the characters what they couldn’t see themselves.

He essentially saved them from certain death – TWICE –  before, well, trying to kill them. But really, only because they didn’t use the resources they had in front of them.

Does that make him a bad guy? Yes.

A fearsome, loathesome villain? Maybe?

I don’t know. But apparently, Khan is one of the greatest Star Trek villains of all time. I just don’t buy that his new franchise reincarnation is all that terrible.

And I know Trekkies will love the movie while I look forward to The Hangover Part III.

What movie did you see this weekend? How was it?