Re: Star Trek (2009) vs. Star Trek Into Darkness
I think the 2009 film was the bigger, more exciting movie overall because it was brand new. It was also incredibly risky and ambitious: the creation of an alternate timeline with time travel could have EASILY failed, but it worked incredibly well. It would be very hard to top the 2009 film in that sense. Otherwise, I think STID is a much more exciting movie, and I enjoyed it from start to finish. I think Cumberbatch was a good Khan, I liked the Kirk death scene as a mirror to Spock's death, and so on.
I give both the 2009 film and STID an 8.5 or 9 out of 10.