Dale Sams wrote:
This is an entire cast and any emotional dynamic is built on our memories of other people, whereas they devoted the first entire two Bond movies making us care about Bond and M.
I don't know. Seems to me that the 2009 film went to a great deal of effort to make us care about Kirk and Spock and the rest, just like CASINO ROYALE reintroduced Bond. Both films work as successful reboots of a decades-old property.
Heck, Uhura got more screen time in the new movie than she had in most of the previous films combined!