This weird second circuit of people admitting that Into Darkness had some pretty big flaws continues with the man of the moment, JJ Abrams! The director might be riding high when it comes to Star Wars right now, but when it comes to realizing the mistakes of his last Star Trek movie, Abrams is refreshingly candid.’
The most irritating part of Star Trek Into Darkness was the reveal of Benedict Cumberbatch as Kirk's arch-nemesis Khan, because 1) J.J. Abrams swore for months, multiple times, that the character was not Khan, but 2) we all knew Cumberbatch had to be playing Khan because it wasn't worth keeping any other character…
It's sort of amazing that it hasn't been tried already. Hollywood is pushing forward with a version of Joseph Conrad's seminal "descent into madness" novel, set in outer space. Heart of Darkness already gave us Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now.