The 2009 version of Star Trek amazingly recreated the classic characters without having them be direct copies of the actors who played them. The film appealed to fans of the Original Series, as well as new viewers. The time travel aspect accelerated both the assemblage of the crew and other aspects of the universe, allowing ideas and plots from the original crew series and even movies earlier in time.
While getting everyone on the bridge of the Enterprise together acknowledged their destiny, it was extremely rushed. Could one crisis mission have created the ties that bound them together with their ship as a true family and given them the knowledge and confidence to be the heroes they were due to become?
The answer is, “No.”
Warning: While no direct, specific plot review is given, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, and want no inklings of the highly nifty nuances of its twists and turns, it might be safer to stop now and come back once you’ve seen it.