I do agree. I think you are right it saying that they waited too long for the sequel. This is a different movie to the first one. You'll have to make up your own mind if it is better or not. There's plenty of action, some really brilliantly choreographed stuff that gets hinted at in the trailers. Some new expanded sets of the Ent, though maybe that's just really good CG, visually the film is stunning. One can only imagine what JJ will achieve in terms of production values with a Star Wars budget. Its good news for them that they bagged JJ. As for NuTrek, if a 3rd gets made, maybe a new director will bring something else to it.