Captain Matthews wrote:
Hey I just saw the movie last night and absolutely loved it....
My one big concern however was the fact that they literally went from being cadets to officers especially with Kirk being a cadet to become captain instantly...its a little hard to believe and I dont know if anyone knows why they would do that. Besides that I would easily give it a 9/10 maybe a 10
However Kirk was already a 3rd year cadet. He was also Pike's "golden boy". So he had some heavy weight sponsorship in Starfleet, plus his dad was a Starfleet hero.
Plus, you know, they all saved the planet Earth. Heh.
Also, it is implied that the natural order of Destiny is to have him be the captain and spock the XO, by old Spock.
Finally - it's a movie.