Action movies with lots of cool special effects and good stories are not mutually exclusive. I thought the last film had a good, fun story that also managed to tug at my heartstrings. I can't ask much more of a movie.
, however, be interested to see a more cerebral film made in this day and age. I wonder what TMP would be like if it was made now. I think there is still a place in modern cinema for such films, especially
with modern special effects (it's easier to swallow a slower-paced film if there's lots of pretty stuff to look at).
One line from Insurrection always rings true:
"Does anyone remember when we used to be explorers?"
I'd love to see the next Trek film be about exploring the final frontier, rather than defending Earth against yet another bad guy, but this is not a new problem. This trend has been going on for a long time.