I get that we want to see the hero go through some adversity. I also get that overcoming tough odds makes for a sweeter victory that audiences like to see in blockbusters. It is annoying to see the same thing over and over to the same frickin character. Couldn't he be pinned to a wall and have to scheme his way out? Couldn't a Romulan have their foot on his chest, holding him down and forcing Kirk to snap out of it? Why is he always hanging from a ledge? Even little kid Kirk crashes the car and hangs from a ledge. He establishes his calling card.
"I've got you right where I want you"
"Uhhh Kirk you're on a ledge barely holding on with no weapon in your hands???"