No, he was dead on. It is just pablum.
For you perhaps, but you don't like anything
ST beyond ST:TMP, IIRC.
ST 2009 and it actually ties with TMP as my favourite ST. (I also know many ST fans who consider TMP to be pablum.) When I discovered ST fandom it took me a loooong time to find any ST fans who actually liked the first movie. Strangely enough, the people I did
find in 1980 agree with me that ST 2009 was cool, too.