Cumberbatch takes on the iconic role of Kahn in this rebooted franchise of the classic Star Trek films. The director, J.J. Abrams, decides to go for a different version of the character – creating him to be more complex and, at times, even more sympathetic than his predecessor.
Star Trek’ works in subtle ways. There’re such condensed, incredibly beautifully drawn characters that are very now even though it’s a future-scape with loads of rich imaginative detail for fans to obsess over. The actual core content of the story is universal in time and place.