I have seen the first film, and I have seen the trailers for this film. Though there has been repetition in Star Trek, I feel it doesn't help the franchise when there two entries into the canon which follow so closely to each other have similar elements. When people do see this film, after the gushing of praise, there will be comparisons between the two films, and then people will begin to be critical of what Abrams has been doing. I am just ahead of the curve. A world is threatened by a planet wide calamity - a starship has to attempt to save the planet - Vulcan in the first film, Nibiru in the second Nero attacks Earth London is the site of a terrorist strike on Earth; HQ in San Francisco is attacked by a gunship Nero imperils San Francisco with a drilling beam A ship plows through the city Nero commands a five mile leviathan A dreadnought class ship is nearly a mile in length Enterprise suffers damage from Nero's ship in the first engagement, and is forced to eject critical engineering components to free itself from a black hole Enterprise suffers catastrophic damage from a new ship Nero seeks revenge for the destruction of his homeworld Harrison is seeking redress for alleged grievances And, this is from watching trailers and reading information. What will be the third film then? If this trend holds, this film will be a repeat of what came before. I am asking for a break from the mold.