I thought the rehashed scenes were meant to be funny - I laughed so hard I was embarrassing. I hope they weren't meant to be taken seriously by fans of the original. That would be a bit sad... Although first timers might enjoy them I feel sorry for them if they then to go on to watch TWoK since that scene played much better.
I did enjoy Kirk's journey in the movie but I'm unconvinced that he's learned much of a lesson. He still only saved the ship due to luck.