I don't buy this at all.
Nobody is asking you to. It is my take. I'm being asked to forget TOS ever happened, which begs the question, "Why am I watching this movie, then?" Because I don't think it's a very good movie on its own and certainly not in the context of TOS.
First off this was an origin movie, so the relationships are just forming.
Yeah, because we have to hear McCoy say, "I'm a doctor not a...", or Scotty say, "I've got to have x amount of time", Spock say, "This is not logical", etc. for the first time. THAT is much more interesting than the dynamics between the characters.
We don't really know how they formed in the old iteration, so it isn't ruining anything to see the story told this way.
Really? We're playing this game?
Complaining about Uhura? That is funny. She had almost no role in the original show and she is responsible for the single most embarrassing scene in all of Star Trek with the humiliating fan dance.
I'm not here to defend Star Trek V - that was a terrible movie. Uhura was an important character, in the context of the time. There was an opportunity to expand on that, and they decided to "sex" it up, and take Spock even further from his character's strengths.
The movie goes full bore almost from the start so there wasn't much time to see Kirk's personality.
Star Trek is not about being "full bore". Watch "Balance of Terror" or, f*ck it, "A Space Seed" - THAT is what Star Trek is. Not Transformers, or some other such tripe.
Seems to me like you just want to hate the movie.
I really didn't. I wanted to like it.
I could spend hours trashing the plot
It's just not worth it at this point, although I got drawn in this thread.
your few niggles don't even add up to much.
They do to me.