I liked the review, especially the analogy of the Enterprise. And, fan folk aside, 90% of the kids going to this thing would no more know who Khan is than they will care that it's a white Brit playing a character that was originally North Indian. The opporative phrase in this review is "Zero Dark Thirty with bright pullovers and laser guns." That's money right there.
@MadMac The original actor was just about as far as you can get from North Indian as well.
Oh, I beg to differ. Ricardo Montalban was at least a non-Anglo and a groundbreaking decision in casting for the day. While a brilliant actor, Mr. Cumberbatch is far from an inspired choice.
@MadMac Ah, sorry. I didn't realize the argument was that they cast an anglo in the part, and not that they didn't cast someone of Indian descent. (I'm not being snarky here.)