7. Into Darkness (2013)
I hope this is okay, Simon? A movie I’ll fly the flag for but it does fall dramatically short in it’s final 30 minutes. I love the idea of a Star Trek movie taking place over an intense few days and this tale of terror, drone strikes and military coups in times of war is gripping at times. Sadly too much of the crew are wasted outside the core trio of Kirk, Uhura and Spock continues a disappointing trend of not using an ensemble cast in Trek.
The movie falls apart once Spock and John Harrison (sorry, I mean Khan) just start slugging it out on a garbage hovercraft, but the Gene Roddenberry spirit is alive and well here.