How is this a prequel to the 2009 Star Trek movie? The first one is an origin story of the Enterprise crew, yet in this 'prequel' the crew somehow already knew each other before they met for the first time. Did this take place between the beginning of the first one where Picard's father dies, and the part where they meet te Romulans?
But then then there's a mistake. Dr Spock references the destruction of Vulcan in this film, even though the destruction of Vulcan doesn't even take place until the 2009 sequel. Han Sulu dies in this film, even though he too is in the 2009 sequel. The timeline doesn't add up. They were probably trying to do something clever regarding the black holes an alternate timelines explored in the sequel, but I think a possible factor is that, in experimenting with and rewriting the Space Trek canon, they became lost in a labyrinth of their own editorial pretensions.