I love 'Star Trek' ok, mostly the stuff from the 'Next Generation' onwards, and I am always more than happy to give a new movie or a series a chance. I just saw 'Into Darkness' this past weekend and was shocked at how bad it was. There was no depth, no suspense, no innovation at all. It was the formulaic 'chiseled guys plus a British villain running around the makeshift spaceship, oh, Kirk still hasn't graduated, and btw, females are still a complete afterthought, let's blow most of our budget on a massive explosion scene towards the end of the movie' story that left me feeling empty and robbed. I adore Sylar from Heroes (Spock, aka Zachary Quinto) but his diction was bordering on ridiculous and that brings me to my other favourite, Simon Pegg. I never thought he could ruin anything, but make him do an overt Scottish accent and he will just about manage. I am still undecided whether it was the banal scenario or was the director the sole one to blame for failing to bring out the best in the actors, I think it was probably both. Is this the culmination of the long-running trend of dumbing down movies and relying more on special effects than writing, or is this just a terrible misunderstanding? Or are my expectations too high? What did everyone else think? Can this at all measure up to the 'Star Trek' we all love? Can this in any way justify 7.9/10 rating on IMDb?