Lord Garth wrote:
I also have a hard time seeing Pine's Kirk, the way he was in ST XI, as The Man. If they have him as basically The Man, straight from the get-go in ST XII the character will be unrecognizable from the previous film. They need to show the progression instead of have it all happen off-screen.
I think what they'll do is show how he mentally grows into the role now that he has it, and gets from Point A to Point B. Kirk's maturation would be a natural arc for the character to follow.
Agree totally with this. It's something that should have been shown, at least in the early stages in the last movie. NuKirk is basically the same at the end of the movie as he was at the Academy. If he's shown as "The Man" and comes down on a junior officer for acting like he did he'll come across as a hypocrite. SHOW us how he becomes the man he will be. Don't just hump forward and show that he has.