No, it was a mishandling of TNG's fundamental dynamics. Movie Picard out-Kirked Kirk, and it got worse with each movie installment. It came at the expense of the ensemble cast (except Data).
Thank God Kirk didn't shout and maniacally laugh in a dune buggy. That alone would have killed Trek before TNG even had a shot at the movies.
But Stewart had script approval -- and power, and odd ideas.