When I watch a James Bond movie I have certain
expectations. First and foremost, I expect to see a good-looking
guy whom any heterosexual woman would be bound to fall for.
In Sean Connery, Pierce
Brosnan and, to a certain degree, some of the other
Bond actors, I saw that. In Daniel
Craig I do not. He is a good actor, but that’s
not enough. Anthony Hopkins is a good actor but I don’t
expect to see him as 007. Craig looks like he just wandered
in off the football field and not necessarily after a win.
Plus, if he is supposed to be the young Bond, before he
got his license to kill, why he is almost 40, and why does
he look even older?
If the producers really wanted to take us back to the beginning
they should have cast an actor in his twenties. And I can’t
begin to imagine why Judi Dench
is again playing M. Apparently, the producers have decided
that none of the previous films exist. If that’s the
case, why stop with a pre-007 Bond? Why not cast an actor
of African descent, or a woman? “The name is Bond,
I also expect gadgets and lots of them. Yes, I have read
Fleming and no his
Bond doesn’t rely on them very much. But we are talking
about the film Bond here, a character that has been around
for over forty years.
Above: The sixth actor to play Eon's
James Bond - Daniel Craig