Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]
The Abramsverse is simply playing "what if?" What if Spock's homeworld is destroyed and mother killed? How does that effect a race that is dedicated to logic but has volatile emotions lurking just under the surface?
The Abrams team have done a fine job of it and seem to understand Vulcans in general, and Spock in particular, far better than many "fans".
"I tell you what you all need, you need to take a thirteenth step, down off your high horse." - Hank Hill, King of the Hill