Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
The examples being held against the movie are mostly easter eggs. They are meant to just roll by, they aren't plot points. They are just scenery.
Held against the movie? All I say is that these writers should be more daring respectively that the budget should be shrinked such that writers have the space to be more daring.
This abundance of easter eggs plus the Countdown comic shows that ST09 did not transcend continuity obsession and I find it slightly ironic that I, a big Berman era Trek fan, have to argue for a cleaner cut.