'Star Trek,' 'The World's End,' 'Thor 2' ... and 'Metallica: Through the Never?'
'Star Trek Into Darkness'
The battle scene: The Enterprise vs. The Vengeance
Why it was awesome: J.J. Abrams' sequel had its share of problems, but the decision to cast Peter Weller as an absolutist Federation captain certainly wasn't one of them. Kirk and crew find themselves caught in the middle of an increasingly complicated high-stakes dance between the scheming Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the scheming Admiral Marcus (Weller). It culminates in Khan and Kirk space-jumping from the Enterprise to the the Vengeance, with the two ships engaging in explosive battle moments later. The story continues on Earth where Spock chases down Khan, but the film's action highlights take place in space.
- Dave Lewis