Re: Star Trek Into Darkness - Part 4
It's an odd narative choice, but I guess it does address the rushness of Kirk taking over as captain in the first film. While I didn't mind it, some people thought it was too convenient and abrupt. Here, this shows the after effects and consequences of this fast promotion.
[I]"For me, I hope people take away when they see 'The Force Awakens' is the sense that in the most ordinary life, the most extraordinary things can happen."
-- J.J. Abrams