Friday, October 14, 2005

Craig, Daniel Craig

I can't say I'm at all satisfied with today's announcement that Daniel Craig is set to become the sixth James Bond, though I thought it inevitable. Very disappointed actually. It's not that Craig is a bad actor. Far from it. We can forgive Tomb Raider because of the phenomenal Road to Perdition. Still, he does not strike me in the least as Bond material. It's something about the face, I think. It lacks grace. It lacks charm. Maybe I'm just sour that Pierce Brosnan is gone. If there is one actor alive who exudes more immaculate grace, charm, wit, finesse, panache and the suave debonair more than he, I don't know him. I hope you prove me wrong, Mr. Craig. We'll soon see.


Blogger Jon said...

I don't mind the face so much, few would say Roger Moore was a swooner, but I thought he did an excellent job a bond. I will have to take issue with his blond hair though. Superficial, I know, but no Bond has ever been a blondy. Oh sure, they can die it whatever color they want, but its not the same. It doesn't really matter anyway. The Bond legacy only gets shredded a little more with every new film United Artist puts out. Rumour has it in the next film he is going to save the mars mission from the dasterly grasp of Usama Bin Ladin. This will of course require a Photon Perpulsion pack attached to his Aston Martin Space Cruiser. I gave up all hope long ago. Ian Flemming MUST be rolling in his grave.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

And I don't want to hear any more wise cracks about my admittedly horrendous spelling and grammer skills Reacher!

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Nate said...

Blonds can't be suave?

Maybe not this blond, but still, I'd hate to be genetically predisposed to low levels of suavity. As opposed to just being a goof.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig is supposed to be more like Fleming's literary figure, a bit worn and jaded, not polished, and yet still attractive.

Also, I read that Barbara Broccoli considered that all the "heros" in films that attract youth these days are similar type.

They are trying to reinvent Bond for a new decade. Frankly, I did like early Brosnan, late Brosnan was starting to be like Moore, too spoofy.


12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts exactly. Brosnan was pretty good, but the bond movies have been going downhill since "Tomorrow Never Dies"; which I thought was the last decent one. I guess we'll see how this guy does. He may be just fine. My money was on Clive Owen, though. I didn't think he was going to be all that great (a little TOO rugged) but I certainly thought he would end up with the role. Guess I lost that bet . . .


10:45 AM  
Blogger Brandon Fibbs said...

I'm with you, Pete (although, I didn't like "Tomorrow" when it first came out, it has really grown on me). "The World is Not Enough" had some great moments, but was uneven overall. However, even the return of the Austin Martin was not enough to save the DEPLORABLE "Die Another Day." Uggg!

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah . . .
But if only my car had a cloaking device . . . sigh . . .


6:26 PM  
Blogger E.J. Desormeaux said...

Rent LAYER CAKE. You will be impressed with Mr. Craig.

10:12 PM  

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