Star Trek Into Darkness
has the unique place in my life of being the only Star Trek film that was so
bad that I actually left the theater without finishing. And I'd been happily watching Trek in theaters since 1989's Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Only Alan Dean Foster's novelization made the storyline at all tolerable -- an epic feat for which he deserves much credit.
In short, it would be a gross understatement to say I agree with the reviewer's premise that this latest installment is depressing as all Hell.