Phily B wrote:
The Kelvin looked to be firing the more traditional TNG type beams, but I thought the TOS Enterprise used to fire them closer to the way it was portrayed in 2009.
Kelvin fired TNG-type beams? Try TOS.
Here's a Kelvin pic for comparison: http://img.trekmovie.com/images/st09/trail3/05.jpg
The 2009 movie Enterprise phasers were like those in Wrath of Khan
but with all banks firing at once.