Re: The Official STAR TREK Grading & Discussion Thread [SPOILERS]
^^ I didn't find the Kelvin scene that emotionally moving either. In fact, the lack of some emotional texture is what really hurt this film. Even the weaker films of the franchise incorporated that sort of thing more effectively.
This is kinda surprising, because I know that for me that opening scene is the only scene in Star Trek to get me tear up at all, and I've already done it all three times seeing this movie. None of the other movies have ever really gotten an emotional response out of me.
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