I am so pumped for the new Star Trek movie, mainly because of the villain. Benedict Cumberbatch plays a sadistic renegade captain bend on destroying the Federation and all who support it. I haven’t spoiled the movie by reading about it; I’ve just watched the trailers so far.
Cumberbatch’s character is everything we fear. He is intelligent, has the crew, has the weapons and has the intent to do evil. Just hearing his opening speech in the trailer gives me chills and wishes this movie would just come out already.
“You think your world is safe? It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace. For I have returned to have my vengeance. So, shall we begin?” was one of his many chilling quotes throughout the trailer.
He seems like the Joker, but in the future. Hopefully Benedict will get the same recognition that Heath Ledger got and receive an Oscar for his performance. I will be writing a full review on the movie when it comes out on May 17th.