There's too much retcon in Trek to suggest that the canon might be immutable.
Not gonna lie .. had to look up retcon.
Vulcan was destroyed by time traveling angry Romulans. There is no 'ret' to 'con' ... they wiped out the future history of pretty much everything about James T Kirk, Spock, The Federation ,,, the canon was burned so completely they have a lot of room to do anything they want.
Like, for example, the theme song to Enterprise
LOL, I didn't see Enterprise until it was in syndication ... and once you got over 'nipple Vulcan' and up to at least the middle of season two I actually started to like it. But, yeah. It wasn't for everybody, and took a while to find its footing.
They made exciting movies, but I don't want to watch them again, because they had no substance.
Well, I won't argue the point. It was escapism and action since I'm a fan of both. However, the market wants that, and it sells tickets ... because most people have no substance.
But, sooner or later, we can hope that someone will remember they're making a Star Trek, and that Roddenberry had some really great vision, and to try to stick with that.
In the meantime, I will accept a romantic relationship between Spock and Uhura as a placeholder, and some really good action sequences.
Yes, I want Trek to tackle big issues. But, dammit, I want action sequences, and sex with green chicks. And the first two have done that.
The third is now so completely freed from specific expectation that they (hopefully) will make an awesome movie which satisfies a lot of people. If they don't ... well, then Star Trek has pretty much turned into Star Wars, and will be driven into the ground in the same way.
So, I liked the first two of the reboot, and they're still in the process of establishing the "new" Trek universe. But look at where that took Marvel with both the Avengers and X-Men. They have all the room they need to define it and run with it. We have Earth, and we have Klingons in a now very explicitly alternate universe ... and that's a *lot*.
If you put it in the hands of people who are fans, they'll make good movies if you let them. So while I'm afraid Star Trek movies will become simply action/space opera ... I really hope they do something more. But, if the best they do is some action films ... well, I might buy them in the sale bin of DVDs.