Daniel Craig is Returning to "James Bond" Role

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  1. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment...-hell-return-5th-james-bond/story?id=49248616

    Personally, I think he's done a great job in the role. Admittedly, some of the writing has been out there, but I'm excited to see him return.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Daniel Craig is my favourite Bond — thus far.

    But! I think it's time for him to leave it.
    Spectre was not a great 007 film and Craig seemed really tired — not weary — just tired of the role and puffed up on muscle/steroids.
    Time for him to quit before he gets into late Roger Moore territory. Old guy perving on bouncy 20-somethings.

    Mind you, anyone would be attracted to go back at least one more time for that salary.

    IMHO, of course. :) (Oh, and I am an old guy myself!)
     
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    After all the talk about not doing anymore, it's gotta be the easy money that's motivating the return 'one more time'..
     
  4. jdechko thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I did think Spectre was fun, but a little too much cheese for me, though, as @arkitect noted, not Moore levels.

    As for Craig's previous comments, he admitted that he was burnt out after filming Spectre and should have had a little more tact.
     
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    I love Daniel Craig. He's the next best thing to Roger Moore.
     
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    After his comments following Spectre, I truly thought he was done. I personally like him as Bond and welcome his return.
     
  7. jdechko thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ive gone through various phases with which Bond. I'm fond of Moore because was the first I saw. And Brosnan was the first I saw in theaters, but we had that God-awful cgi. But I really enjoy the way Craig plays the character.
     
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    What about Timothy Dalton, do you remember him?
     
  9. jdechko thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I've seen the Dalton films (and Lazenby in OHMSS). I just don't really associate anything with them.

    Growing up, my dad only had Dr. No, Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me, and For Your Eyes Only on VHS. But at 9-10 yrs old, I liked the gadgets and stuff, so Moore was cool and Connery was old. My Uncle had taped all of them from TV, so I usually gravitated to Moore and sometimes Connery. I only watched the others when TBS did their marathons.

    I was in HS when Goldeneye came out so everything from then until now is "new Bond" even though it was 22 years ago. Fortunately, I've come to realize that Connery is iconic as Bond.
     
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    I gotcha. The only reason I brought him up is that you were talking about different Bonds and he is one that is usually for the most part forgotten.

    As a matter of fact I remember him more for his role in Flash Gordon than any of the Bond films.
     
  11. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    Really? I always saw George Lazenby as the most easily forgetful Bond. I don't even associate him with Bond and refuse to watch the one film he was in. Just terrible,
     
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    To me he was one of the worst bonds. Did not like his take on the character and he didn't have enough "toughness" to him. There was something about his playing of the character that never really worked for me.
     
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    I think most people share your sentiment. That is why he is basically an afterthought in the realm of James Bond.
     
  15. krause734 macrumors 6502

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    The latest Bond flicks lack the campy humor that the old ones had. All the sexual innuendo with the Bond babes made the films.
     
  16. TheTruth101 macrumors regular

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    Roger Moore was the best, he was elegant and with humor. He looked a lot like my Dad. Daniel Craig is amazing but remember it all depends on the script and director, an actor can do so much. If the movie is cheesy the actor can do so much.
     
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    Come on. Connery was obviously the best Bond, followed by Brosnan.

    Daniel Craig's bond has become too comic book for me. Casino Royale was awesome, but the subsequent movies turned Bond into a pseudo Batman. Bond isn't supposed to be ripped, and have the acrobatics of a superhero. Bond is supposed to be an intelligent English gentleman, who has an unlimited budget for cars and gadgets, who uses tact and shmooze, investigation, and occasionally his pistol and cars to find and defeat the bad guys.
     
  18. jdechko thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Don't forget that Craig had to co-write QoS, as the WGA writers strike was going on at that time.

     
  19. ItnStln Suspended

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    Agreed! Brosnan was a good James Bond imo.
     
  20. jdechko thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Brosnan was a good Bond, but I think "Die Another Day" and "The World Is Not Enough" weren't very good movies.

    "Goldeneye" was probably his best, and I'd rank it pretty highly in my list.
     
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    I would agree. However, “The World Is Not Enough” had a good Bond Girl. There were rumors that Brosnan would return, but I haven’t heard them after “Skyfall.”
     
  22. ActionIsHisName macrumors newbie

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    He is the higest grossing James Bond. The original offer to reprise the role was $100 million. He has finally accepted a year later which means "mo money" than the original offer. I am sure he is more excited than all of us.
     
  23. Vader2 macrumors member

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    Great news - getting my day started right. Thanks for sharing this
     
  24. Cormac macrumors member

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    Connery, Moore, Brosnan, Dalton, Lazenby and Daniel Whatishisname.

    Those are my Bonds. I will watch anything from the first three, except for may be Never Say Never Again. Which I have never seen. I didn't really care for Dalton or Lazenby. The last guy has all the charm of a common British lorry driver, IMO (no offense to real British lorry drivers). Not to mention Bond is supposed to have black hair, not blond stubble. I refuse to see any Bond movie with him in it or call him James Bond. I don't feel that I have missed anything with the current clown.
     
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    Never Say Never Again was a good movie. The plot was close to that of Thunderball’s, but it was still a good movie.
     

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