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.
So, what exactly did you hate about the film that made you allegedly walk out on it? Because you didn't actually mention the reasons. (And please don't ask me to read that reviewer's review for your answers, because I really don't care about what some Internet reviewer I've never even heard of thinks.)
Like I said, the reviewer's just inserting his bias against this version into the review (he hates it because its not Star Trek: The Next Generation
, and he's not the only one; another blogger hated the first movie for the same reasons, namely because it wasn't as socialist as the shows set in the 24th century [I wish that I could provide the link, but I don't know where it is.]) People will just have to face the fact that the 24 century epoch may not be coming back at all.