Originally Posted by MigueldaRican
That's not what I'm talking about. Hell, I'm expecting a huge bulk of this movie to start out on Earth. Show us around Kirk's hometown and other characters' hometowns and the beginnings of Starfleet.
No, I'm talking about pubescent boy Kirk in a high speed chase scene, leaping from the car, yada yada yada, "I'm James Tiberius Kirk!!!"
It's psychological backstory for people who might be new to Trek. It sets up the character as a risk-taking, thrill-seeking rebel with a dim view of authority and large cojones
. Kind of a juvenile delinquent.
Plus you get to see the shipyards in the backgound so it sets them up too.