Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
I think that themes get lost when you mess up the execution. I don't think it's enough to say that a film has a nice theme to it, if the movie itself fails in too many other ways.
That's as if I said that STXI totally sucks because it is a spiritual and thematic zombie. It doesn't, it merely fails in this one respect which has no impact upon the many things that worked in that movie.
So yeah, your claim that achieving something is overshadowed by failing at something else is obviously influenced by your preferences for particular movie "ingredients" and not actually good analysis.