Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Unlike STV, STTMP could easily have been saved in the writing process. Think STNG's Tin Man, which had a constant threat and still had a personal story (Spock vs Tam).
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan