Well, I'm sorry but I just can't believe that Abrams would think this movie would be well received considering he was trying to remake TWOK.
By drawing so closely from TWOK he looks like he is just going to remake movie after movie and not produce any original material.
If I didn't know any better I would think he purposely made a movie that would draw fan criticism so he could get out of his committment to Star Trek and take the gig with Star Wars.
Yeah, given the financial success of Star Trek Into Darkness
and its generally positive reception from critics, it just doesn't make any sense that Abrams could have suspected that the film was going to be well received.
I suppose the only reasonable explanation is that despite his best efforts, it was a hit.
He's also got to be the luckiest mofo on Earth. Even though he tried his damnedest to sabotage the Star Trek
franchise, and failed, they gave him Star Wars