Pretty much, yes. ^^; Like in action movies, characters start out as one of a variety of common archetypes. What differentiates them from other characters of the same archetype is where they develop from there. So, you start out as, say, an Everyman Hero or a Karate Cop, customize the character type as far as it allows you to, and then get to playing from there.
It's a very quick and easy form of character creation. ^^