Cheers. Somehow he managed to be hammy and loud but also completely unconvincing. TBH I think that JJ underperforms when it comes to directing villains. I thought Kylo Ren was an absolutely pathetic villain. It's hard to be menacing when you throw temper tantrums and constantly sound like you're going to cry. I suppose Cumberbatch does a pretty good turn as the villain in ST ID but then it would be hard to find a poor Cumberbatch performance- the guy can do a lot with a little.