Cinema Geekly wrote:
I think it has been covered here but JJ, Orci and Co. have a propensity for using the larger story of being unable to escape the inevitable no matter what universe you are in (see Fringe).
The WOK moments (in the way the makers of the film see the universe and/or multiverse) were inevitable, they happened before they will happen again, the changes to this universe could (and by all accounts in this movie did) happen differently.
I mean I'm sure it was cool to relive it and make it their own (like a cover song) but at the end of the day I am 100% convinced that it was really done as part of this over arching view the creators have about this universe and a lot of the other universes they have created.
It's tough to blame Abrams, Orci and Kurtzman for bringing that idea to Trek. It goes back at least as far as Mirror, Mirror.