Benedict Cumberbatch 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

Remember how the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer released earlier this month featured a bizarre amount of similarities to Lethal Weapon 2 (seriously, it did…)?  Well, now we have the international trailer for the film, and it’s bursting at the seams with new footage—including a whole sequence straight out of Godfather III.  Seriously, this film seems to be stitched together out of nothing but references to bad sequels.

The sequence in question features a meeting of the heads of Starfleet, in which the head honchos all become trapped in the same glass conference room by a man who used to be one of them but now hovers outside in a shuttlecraft and shoots the everliving hell out the room.  Kind of like in Godfather III, which features a meeting of the heads of the mob, in which the head honchos all become trapped in the same glass conference room by a man who claims he used to be one of them but now ordered a helicopter attack and shoots the everliving hell out of the room.  Seriously, are all the references to bad sequels some kind of meta-clue that Paramount knows Star Trek Into Darkness will suck?  Check out the trailer for yourself:

Star Trek Into Darkness was directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chis Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Benedict Cumberbatch, and is set for a May 17, 2013 release.

What do you think of the new trailer?