I just saw it, and I have to say the review of the movie is pretty clueless.
It's a good movie. Not great, but there have only been a handful of good ones this entire year, so at least as far as I'm concerned, it stands out.
The action scenes are really good.
But it's probably not worth the extra $$$ for the 3-D. I saw it in 3D, and maybe it was because I was sitting in the 2nd row, but even the race, chase, and flying scenes don't really do much as far as the 3D goes. So save some money, and see it in 2D, you're not going to really miss anything.
So the fact that it's just a science fiction action film doesn't bother me one bit. Avatar was the same thing, just with more immersive 3D. For me personally, I didn't leave the theater tonight any less satisfied than I did a year ago when I saw Avatar.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.