As for the "summer blockbuster" aspect, films these days are different, they must work on multiple levels. People aren't as patient as they used to be. We're an accelerated culture. I'm no different. I need a reason to sit through a film and not be checking Facebook while I'm watching it.
Yeah, that's something I've noticed over the past years and I'm just not sure if I can adapt to it. Yet there is plenty of excellent television on these days which is not so accelerated as you say, and seems to do just fine. It makes me wonder how this group or an equally talented production company might handle a TV series.
And for a minute in the movie, when it was the Enterprise under the command of Admiral Pike with First Officer James Kirk, I was like, "Man, I'd love to see some of those adventures."