Which means that this Kirk isn't the same Kirk we spent 79 episodes and 6 films watching. I don't know... is this an origins story? A reboot? No idea.
"Now I did a job -- and got nothin' but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regard to my character, so let me make this abundantly clear: I do the job... and then I get paid. Go run your little world."