All the Trek movies, from "Insurrection" onwards, have been about the villain getting his revenge.It was't so bad. And Krall had a real motivation: revenge. He believed the Federation had deliberately abandoned them on Altamid. He's transformation from the character Krall back to Edison was an interesting twist in the end.
Those swarm ships were pretty scary, so I was happy when they were destroyed, no matter how.
This was more a rescue mission which almost killed the entire crew. And they all had to fight back to survive. I loved how they did it.
If memory serves, the original Star Trek movie didn't have a real villain, just a misguided space probe. And after the nostalgia factor wore off, many considered the film to be Yawnsville. So Star Trek II featured Ricardo Montalban in a reprise of his Khan role, a great villain, and the franchise gained new life. Just sayin'......It would be nice to have a movie without a bad-guy - several of the early films didn't actually have a bad characters; they weren't after revenge or evil or crazed by loss to the point of wanting to kill everyone else.
Yes and the poorer efforts have tried to emulate that. But what made Khan work is that there actually was prior history between him and Kirk. None of the other villains who had revenge as their primary motivation had that, they just appear out of nowhere.If memory serves, the original Star Trek movie didn't have a real villain, just a misguided space probe. And after the nostalgia factor wore off, many considered the film to be Yawnsville. So Star Trek II featured Ricardo Montalban in a reprise of his Khan role, a great villain, and the franchise gained new life. Just sayin'......
I mean honestly - the villain wants vengeance for being abandoned so long ago - except that he was flying the first super warp four ship and was so far beyond the range of his ship that even if he was half brain dead he would have known no one could reach him to rescue him. Also he was in an area of space where there were no communications so he couldn't be found even if there were somehow ships out in the region searching. So his entire vengeance motive is obvious crap and he had to know it.
After that we have him stuck on this world for ages - except that he clearly wasn't stuck since he found the alien technology of mass production on the planet and it gave him warp capable travel. So why did he stay there once he found the tech? Oh that's right - to carry out his vengeance against those he knew had done him no wrong!