My take -
When TOS had substance it was good, at times excellent and this film doesn't have that substance in it. My take is that as it's chapter 1 of a new story, concerned with setting up the new universe it can get away without one on this outing, but will need it in the next.
The rest is stylistically and tonally all present and correct!
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
courtesy of Saquist