the G-man wrote:
The only thing wrong with SR for me was the overall plot...
So...the only thing wrong with it was...pretty much the whole story?
That's a polite way of saying it sucked.
No, plot is just one aspect of telling a story. To get textbook about it, the basic elements of story are plot, character, theme, and setting. There's also writing style, and in dramatic media there's performance style and production values. Some stories have weak plot but are captivating due to their characters, their use of words, their ideas. A film can have a mediocre plot yet still have scintillating dialogue, fine performances, superb production values, or all of the above. So criticizing a film's plot is not at all the same thing as saying the whole film was bad. It's just saying that the underlying structure of the story was flawed.