Re: Was Picard a generic action hero in the movies?
The TNG movies felt to me like they wrote the scripts, then decided to switch all of Rikers activities with Picards.
That's actually true for First Contact.
Anyway, Picard did turn into an action hero in the movies. Generations Picard was the closest to TV Picard though. FC Picard is action hero Picard, but because the movie doesn't suck, it's relatively bearable.
“You should not have any special fondness for a particular weapon, or anything else, for that matter. Too much is the same as not enough. Without imitating anyone else, you should have as much weaponry as suits you.” -- Lieutenant Commander Data