Yep. The movie Picard is WAY out of character from the TV Picard.
I would've prefered to see a battle of wits as opposed to muscle. It faired Kirk well in TWOK.
And making an action Picard was taking the easy way out. It would've been a lot more difficult and required a lot more creativity to write Nemesis with the real Picard in it. The writer's weren't up to the task.