Re: Was Picard a generic action hero in the movies?
He still feels like the old Picard to me - the familiar "vibe" is still very much in abudance if you will. But it's the old Picard thrust into extraordinary situations, requiring extraordinary actions from the character by necessity. I have no problem with this, I've observed friends and family behave "out of character" when the situation dictates many times. "Action Picard" can easily and believably be rationalised in this way - it merely mirrors real life - and yes - it's way more exciting for the movies!
YOU MONOTONE HUMANS ARE ALL ALIKE... FIRST YOU CONDEMN, THEN ATTACK.