I love nuTrek, but hated Armageddon. ID4 is a guilty pleasure. I watch it furtively, alone, with microwaved popcorn. I even rewind the Brent Spiner death scene multiple times.
that satisfy you?
Yes. So what makes Star Trek better than those other two movies other than featuring characters that we "know" much better? I suggest to you there is little to no difference. And that's too bad.
The character development in Star Trek
is much better than in either of the other two. Star Trek
's plot is its weakest element, but that's hardly a new development for Trek movies (not an excuse, merely an observation). I enjoyed ID4
as a summer popcorn movie (much like I enjoyed Star Trek
) but I found Star Trek
a superior film (though certainly not perfect). As for Armageddon
, I did not connect with any of the characters, so, consequently, I did not enjoy it all that much. I'd rewatch ID4
but it's unlikely I'd revisit Armageddon