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Boycott the next Bond film?

The BBC is reporting that fans threaten to boycott the next film, a remake of Casino Royale (except its not apparently), because of Daniel Craig as the new Bond.

I spent a while reading the deadly serious, and unintentionally hilarious, CraigNotBond.com, a site campaigning to get Mr Craig ousted from the role. I have to say I agree partially with what’s being said. I was pretty pissed, and still am, that Pierce Brosnan was fired. That said the website is scathing at times:

How can a short, blond actor with the rough face of a professional boxer and a penchant for playing killers, cranks, cads and gigolos pull off the role of a tall, dark, handsome and suave secret agent?

What films I’ve seen him in have been pretty good. Layer Cake was an enjoyable couple of hours, similar to Lock, Stock (same Producer) and Snatch. Munich is the latest film he’s done, which I’ve yet to see. 

His first couple of days on the set of Casino Royale didn’t go too well, he was hit in the mouth and had to have emergency dental work. Ouch! Pierce Brosnan was asked to comment at the premiere of his new film The Matador on Tuesday, to which his initial reply was to laugh and then said “Ahhh bless his cotton socks, it is kind of hard to say Bond without any teeth”*. Its all part of the job he continued. No love lost there then!

Anyhoo, I thought I’d give my list of favourite Bonds. It isn’t your usual one, and you have to remember I grew up with the Roger Moore films and errr… I’ve not really seen many of Sean Connery’s films (so not that much of a fan).

  1. Timothy Dalton
  2. Pierce Brosnan
  3. Roger Moore
  4. Sean Connery
  5. George Lazenby

Why that order? I’ll leave that for a later post. What’s yours? Yes, you reading this!

Getting back to Casino Royale, I doubt I’ll be boycotting it. I’m interested to see if Daniel Craig is up to job and what direction they’re trying to take the films in.

* I wish I could a find an online source for this, I’ve only heard it on Radio 1.

Gom Jabbar said,

February 23, 2006 @ 10:25 pm

I had some good fun reading the CraigNotBond website too. It’s unbelievable how serious some people can take things of utter unimportance, but then again, I’m not a big Bond fan. Sure, I’ve seen most (if not all) of the Bond movies and I kinda like them, espcially the old ones, but I’m not going to judge on the actor as long as I haven’t seen him in action.

Gotta see if I can get Layer Cake to get a first impression of Mr. Craig, haven’t seen that one but it looks quite interesting from what I read at IMDb.

Solokuenstler said,

February 23, 2006 @ 10:37 pm

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Beyond the Wall of Sleep said,

March 4, 2006 @ 4:24 pm

[…] Based on Paul’s recommendation I bought Layer Cake on DVD some days ago and now watched it. […]

Kate said,

November 15, 2006 @ 6:22 pm

People are goofy, aren’t they? All this hysteria over a movie. That said, I am interested in a Bond movie for the first time since Timothy Dalton. Daniel Craig is NOT pretty – he is sexy and tough looking, which is much closer to my idea of a Bond than the very refined versions we have sometimes seen. Can’t wait to see Craig in action!

Paul said,

November 15, 2006 @ 11:41 pm

Yep, it’s pretty daft. I’m looking forward to seeing it this Friday, but obviously for the action and not Craig’s sex appeal :D

Pauked.com » Boycott James Bond? said,

November 16, 2006 @ 8:01 pm

[…] Not likely! I commented on a website way back in February that wanted to boycott the now new James Bond film, Casino Royale, because of Daniel Craig taking up the part from Pierce Brosnan. Problem is they’re not going to do much of a job it if the site domain expires are they? […]

John said,

November 22, 2006 @ 12:20 am

How can a short, blond actor with the rough face of a professional boxer and a penchant for playing killers, cranks, cads and gigolos pull off the role of a tall, dark, handsome and suave secret agent?

Answer: By being a very good actor and an extremely strong physical presence, that’s how.

Paul said,

November 22, 2006 @ 3:47 pm

John, agreed.

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