well, it actually IS hypocritical if the MAIN REASON for disliking it IS THE PLOT FLAWS!
What? That's a gross oversimplification! It's entirely plausible to like a film in spite of its plot holes if the overall quality of the film is good enough. It's not hypocrisy: it's common sense.
I don't want to go off on this too much, because it's not really relevant to the thread, but that's not what I meant.
The most common criticism of "Generations" I see is that it has so many plot flaws-from why Picard chooses that moment to go back, to the mistake that you can't get to the Nexus in a ship, etc.
My point was that, as Christopher
showed, TWOK is chock full of plot holes, and yet people overlook them because they like the movie. Plot holes are not usually the real reason people dislike a movie.(unless they're truly glaring ones)
the plot hole of the thread is kind of a big one, as well as pretty silly. I guess Starfleet just keeps bad records.