^simple. it's Trek.
But that has no rational basis
of course it does.
Trek brings with it 40 years of philosophical (granted, pseudo-arty) depth. neither ID4, nor Armageddon do that.
Trek is Trek. by itself, it promises something more than wham bam thank you ma'am. neither of those movies do that.
what dkehler wants to know is what makes Trek better than those movies. nothing makes it better. everything makes it better to US.