We're 0 for 11 on smart Trek films. It may be time to let the dream go and settle for good
TMP - The Changeling plus some nice effects shots that linger.
TWOK - Roaring Rampage of Revenge, nice tension. Great character work, hardly smart.
TSFS - Klutzy villains, technology is a double-edged sword, magic box resurrects Spock.
TVH Fun time-travel romp wrapped in fluff with another lethal probe thing heading for Earth etc.
TUC Stolid Cold War analogues, wow, peace with the Klingons, who'da seen that
coming unless they watched TNG.
Smart just isn't what Trek movies do.