Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]
I didn't love Brosnan's running either (though TAILOR OF PANAMA shows what he could have really delivered actingwise as a cruel animalistic Bond if he'd ever had a really good director and a decent script), and the less said about Roger Moore in motion, the better all around.
But I really do think that somebody playing Spock should probably not be showing much fat, especially this early on. Unless he was exposed to some radiation that affected his glands in the new timeline, physique should probably be similar. He does move better than Nimoy, I'll give that (look at Spock running into walls practically near end of BALANCE OF TERROR and it ain't pretty.)
Spock is going through depression because the loss of his mother and his planet. His only outlet is a good bowl of Plomeek soup.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"