It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
^ Back to Top
The MI6 Community is unofficial and in no way associated or linked with EON Productions, MGM, Sony Pictures, Activision or Ian Fleming Publications. Any views expressed on this website are of the individual members and do not necessarily reflect those of the Community owners. Any video or images displayed in topics on MI6 Community are embedded by users from third party sites and as such MI6 Community and its owners take no responsibility for this material.
James Bond News • James Bond Articles • James Bond Magazine
Seriously now, what?!
Surely this is hyperbole and you're stirring the pot.
You asked me to explain my opinion -- I did. Whether you accept it is your problem, not mine.
Seriously now, one can argue about many aspects of Mr. Craig’s suitability to play Bond (although many like myself will rightly say that discussion is moot and overdone, and that Mr, Craig has more than proven his suitability), but one cannot be seriously engaged in cinema and acting and say that he is a bad actor.
I love Brosnan, I really do, and he undeniably looks the part, but wanna see bad acting? He’s a prime example of an overacting tv actor, who has a trademark painface and a set of poses that can fill a fashion catalog.
Craig a bad actor? Surely you must be joking.
And he was super invested in SF.
"thing were about to get nasty"
I agree. I find Craig one note and not very engaging. His emotionless performance as Bond would make for a perfect Vulcan in Star Trek though.
Anger? Check. Bitterness? Check. Dalton fan? Check. Come on in, join the club.
And if anyone is going to attack Dalton for his accent, at least put a modicum of effort in to it.
"Things were about to turn nasteh."
There, you can thank me any time you want.
Who "should (Bond) be", @Daniel316 ?
If Vulcans advertised cars I'd probably make a more conscious effort to watch more advertisements, @peter
It's a shame, but I feel Craig ticks these boxes for me. I know when he rose out of the ocean in CR he had ladies hearts fluttering (as well as some males); he was sardonic in humour (i.e. he didn't need to say "I thought Christmas only comes once a year" to get a laugh (please see Craig order a room in QoS); and although his films are grounded, he is doing his job.
But, in the end, as you say, your opinion. Not out to change it. Thanks for expanding.
Actually, @CraigMooreOHMSS .... (lol)
I just find it hard to believe someone is calling Craig a poser when that was Brosnan's repertoire. He didn't kiss a woman without posing to "kiss" a woman. He posed "punches". He posed "listening". He posed "emotions"... Out of all the Bond's, Pierce was the poser. The others worked inside of their strengths.
In my opinion.
I actually like each actor to have played Bond quite a bit, so it's even more difficult for me to contribute to this particular line of thinking, @peter. I would say Pierce worked to his strengths, too - that is why he was so popular after all! Likewise, the same goes for Craig, although I do think he fit the rookie agent description a lot better (at least so far, NTTD looks like it's going to change my mind!)
There's a diplomatic answer for you, to say the least. :))
Unfortunately, no how hard I tried, Brosnan was never Bond to me (although I enjoyed him thoroughly in other roles outside of Bond). I think the other actors, for better, or worse, played to their more natural charms.
I cringed many times during the Brosnan's tenure (minus TND-- he was at his most natural there)
I agree re: TND. His best performance. He was at his physical best there too, after being slightly light in frame in GE.
But anyway, to take it back to Dan. He has brought me many moments of joy and I will be sad to see him go. Pierce was my childhood Bond, whereas Dan's take on the character was well-timed with my transition to adulthood in the late 00s, and that certainly had a big impact on me. I still remember seeing CR in a packed out theatre, and many of the individual moments of audience cheers are etched into my memory - Le Chiffre's torture scene being one in particular.
Oh the bitterness.
This was by far my favorite moment of Craig Era.
Very true, i would definitly put him above the others in acting talent (yes, even Connery).
Craig plays Bond internally a lot, which we hadn't seen much of before, if any. Some people can't get used to that.
I'm sorry but what a bitter little troll you are my friend, a bit pathetic really, although this will no doubt send the anti DC brigade charging to defend your bitterness.
Not a controversial opinion. As far as I'm concerned, that is a fact. You, sir, are absolutely correct.
I've mentioned it in another thread, but the scene in QOS, on the plane with Mathis, where he is drowning his sorrows over a picture of Vesper, he says a lot without actually talking, is one of my favourite sequences with Craig! (Another is the first meeting of him and Vesper in CR!)
I like the way it's written, apart from the Omega moment! But it's the chemistry between them that I love!
I had only seen Eva Green in The Dreamers (you actually see a LOT of Eva in it ahem!) before CR. A very good movie!