Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
But he was just about to graduate. And since Kirk Prime graduated with the rank of Lieutenant, it is possible that nuKirk was just about to do the same. So Kirk (for most of the film) simply got the rank that he would have gotten anyway.
Well, there's no question that Abrams's Trek doesn't improve on Star Trek's history of playing fast and loose with this kind of thing.
Truth to tell this was
the one thing about the movie that annoyed me somewhat (other folks are welcome to gnash their teeth over the use of a location for the engineering sets, thank you very much). Ultimately, though, I think it trivial next to all of the things the movie got right and did very, very well.