Judging from the 10-minute IMAX "prologue" I saw three times today, the flavor of "Star Trek Into Darkness" seems to be the same as "Star Trek". Same music, same sweeping "reveal" of the ship, same hot Uhura, same snappy banter between Kirk and Spock and Kirk and Bones, same humor and line delivery from Scotty, same energetic pace (the prologue was very reminiscent of the segment where the Enterprise appears at Vulcan and Kirk, Sulu, and Redshirt bail from the shuttle to go hand-to-hand on the dangly energy-blaster-thingy). Seems like Abrams and the bigwigs said, "It worked once, let's not **** it up too much." Which is fine by me.
Oh, did I mention how bad I want Zoe Saldana?