But one thing this outing also isn't is smart. In fact, it's dumb. It's really dumb. Oh, switch of the logic centers of your brain and you'll be fine, as someone above said. Riiight.
Double dumb ass on you. But this is it in a nutshell. Dumb people can enjoy smart films as long as they work on multiple levels. You don't have to get everything out that is in there to enjoy it. Smart people can enjoy dumb films if that's all they are looking for.
Trek's reputation for being smart may have been exaggerated but I certainly would never say that it was a dumb show. These movies have definitely lowered the bar unnecessarily low.