True, but since the first film had more important characters to introduce (7 of them, not counting Pike) then there wasn't much time left for Nero anyway. A lot of first film villains suffer from being poor or having less screen time available (X-Men, Batman Begins, Iron Man etc) because the larger purpose is to introduce the core characters instead.
Here, Nero wasn't the best villain, he wasn't the worst is as much as can be said for him.
Should the next film go down the villain route then there should be more screen-time to devote to crafting them a little better.
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