10 Most Polarising Films Of The Decade (So Far)

10. Star Trek Into Darkness

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All three post-reboot Star Trek movies tend to divide fans and critics, but when it comes to Into Darkness, they're like the Red Sea during the Exodus.

While most would agree that JJ Abrams's second Enterprise effort is an improvement on its predecessor, with a tighter script and plot, nobody seems to be able to decide whether it's an apt homage to The Wrath of Khan or a mere rehash.

Those in Abrams's corner cite Benedict Cumberbatch’s memorable performance as Khaaaan! and the fact it nails every key scene from its classic forebear as its greatest strengths, but his opponents reference the same points while hitting him with phaser fire.

They argue the movie simply retreads old ground and accuse it of white-washing with the casting of Cumberbatch as Indian villain Khan.

There might be a point in there somewhere, but it's important to remember that the bad guy was originally played by a Mexican, Ricardo Montalban, so neither film is ethnically accurate, so to speak.

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