Therin of Andor wrote:
Were there really that many "thinking" issues in "The Cage" than in "Into Darkness"?
Well, I think so. They explore the theme of illusion quite a bit, without being too obvious about it. I assume "cerebral" means "makes you think". And I think the studio was right to think it wouldn't "click" with their audience.
Anyway, I think Into Darkness is smarter than people give it credit for, but I wouldn't call it cerebral.