Hardy was excellent in the movie. But he was handicapped with a shite script and production values.
And a ridiculous outfit.
I agree, thought, that he should have been a strait-up Rommie.
Shinzon as a Remain refugee turned hard-liner looking to usurp power uses saber rattling with the Fed to stir support for is coup. Something a long the lines of the African dictators. Or hell, just do an Iraq parable.