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.
Maybe you arrived in the cinema ten minutes late, because the masterful opening sequence of ST (2009) even made us care about Robau, George Kirk and wife, Winona. Powerful stuff!
The Spock/Uhura material was also both fresh and an emotional ride.