Argh. I posted my thoughts on this yesterday, but they were lost due to the hacking. Oh well, I'll give a shorter version now.
Bottom line> I was let down by this movie. I had high expectations going in. Heard many say it was better than the 2009 movie (which I enjoyed, at least the 1st time I watched it). I thought Into Darkness had too much emphasis on action, to many plot points were brushed over without enough development, and it became very predictable in the 2nd half of the movie. Bottom line, I am worried about what J.J. Abrams is going to do with the Star Wars franchise.
Don't get me wrong, the movie is not bad, but I had hoped for more thought provoking sci-fi plot lines, better dialog, etc. It is visually outstanding, but not something I will watch over and over.