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(Daily Star)   Even Daniel Craig's mother thinks he's the worst James Bond ever   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line 70
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2008-11-02 08:21:27 PM
Mama Craig must be a diehard George Lazenby fan.

Sad, really.
 
2008-11-02 08:23:48 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Mama Craig must be a diehard George Lazenby fan.

Sad, really.


said it better than I could.
 
2008-11-02 08:34:23 PM
It's really hard to judge having only seen him in one movie, but I don't think he was bad. I think the people are complaining more about the reboot and shift in plot style than Daniel Craig's acting.
 
2008-11-02 08:37:58 PM
Wow, even for Fark this headline is a stretch. She doesn't criticize him in any way whatsoever, just says that she wanted him to go to university instead of drama school.
 
2008-11-02 08:38:12 PM
Pierce Brosnan was a mediocre James Bond at best.

Craig does a much better job with it.
 
2008-11-02 08:38:14 PM
Or maybe she's just disappointed because in the past she's always imagined herself having sex with James Bond and if she did that now it would be icky.
 
2008-11-02 08:40:54 PM
Is George Lazenby really Daniel Craig's father? I don't see the resemblance.
 
2008-11-02 08:41:02 PM
So far there's been one really stellar Bond and then a bunch of guys trying to be Sean Connery. I liked Casino Royale because he didn't. There was actually something to the character--hell, the young Bond even felt bad about killing a guy and stuffing him in a broom closet. It wasn't all about flashy gizmos, explosions, and farking the chick with the biggest tits.

I must be getting old or something.
 
2008-11-02 08:44:02 PM
Timothy Dalton.

That is all.
 
2008-11-02 08:53:29 PM
Isotope: So far there's been one really stellar Bond and then a bunch of guys trying to be Sean Connery. I liked Casino Royale because he didn't. There was actually something to the character--hell, the young Bond even felt bad about killing a guy and stuffing him in a broom closet. It wasn't all about flashy gizmos, explosions, and farking the chick with the biggest tits.

I must be getting old or something.


That's generally how I fell. Though I am annoyed by cutting out Q completely.

And what the hell was that fruity martini? Argh!
 
2008-11-02 08:54:43 PM
craig is the best. connery second. all the rest, pretty crappy.
 
2008-11-02 08:56:15 PM
Daniel Craig is the first Bond that could actually scare people in the proper fashion. It's a certain lack of emotion.
 
2008-11-02 08:57:52 PM
Churchill2004: I am annoyed by cutting out Q completely

Yeah. They'd have had a hell of a time finding a replacement, but I wish they had tried.

I'll have to watch it again--I don't remember the martini. Maybe that's what he was trying to get rid of by chugging whiskey in the bathroom.
 
2008-11-02 08:58:42 PM
absoluteparanoia: Pierce Brosnan was a mediocre James Bond at best.

Craig does a much better job with it.


I thought Brosnan was at least as good as Connery. He just didn't have the best scripts to work with. Daniel Craig is sort of stiff and humorless but I guess that's what they're going for.
 
2008-11-02 08:59:18 PM
Marcus Aurelius: lack of emotion

Lack of emotion? We talking about the same movie here? Dude was scared shiatless for pretty much the whole time, as I recall.
 
2008-11-02 09:06:35 PM
Churchill2004: And what the hell was that fruity martini? Argh!

It's not fruity.

3 parts gin, 1 part vodka, 0.5 part lillet blanc

It's actually pretty damn good.
 
2008-11-02 09:06:46 PM
Isotope: Marcus Aurelius: lack of emotion

Lack of emotion? We talking about the same movie here? Dude was scared shiatless for pretty much the whole time, as I recall.


It's not the lack of emotion, it's that the emotion doesn't even slow him down when it's time to be a heartless killing machine. That ability to just turn it off is what makes him a little creepy.

This is as opposed to past Bonds who, with a few exceptions, where generally completely flat characters. They were cool and fun to watch, but there was rarely serious character development.
 
2008-11-02 09:14:24 PM
Craig kicked ass...the last bond was one of the best ever. Anyone who says he's the worst is a moron and clearly should be watching Oprah or Sex and the City instead.
 
2008-11-02 09:16:12 PM
Churchill2004: It's not the lack of emotion, it's that the emotion doesn't even slow him down when it's time to be a heartless killing machine. That ability to just turn it off is what makes him a little creepy.

Oh, I see. Yeah, that is pretty creepy. They made him a little more "well-trained asassin" and a little less "horny playboy that happens to be good with a gun".
 
Bek
2008-11-02 09:22:45 PM
UNC_Samurai: Timothy Dalton.

That is all.


Dalton's main issue is he's just so much more compelling as a villain.
 
2008-11-02 09:40:09 PM
He's an awesome Bond -- cold farking blooded killer.
 
2008-11-02 09:40:45 PM
SilentStrider: said it better than I could.

Heh, thanks, anyways!


Bek: Dalton's main issue is he's just so much more compelling as a villain.

Hot Fuzz is a testament to this.
 
2008-11-02 10:53:34 PM
pnjunction: Wow, even for Fark this headline is a stretch.

I guess you never check out the politics tab, do you?
 
2008-11-02 10:55:51 PM
Please. He's fantastic in the role.
 
2008-11-02 10:59:13 PM
I think he does a great job. Actually, i think all the bonds brought something good to the table. I will however agree that Timothy Dalton is a better villain than a hero. Still was a good bond though.
 
2008-11-02 11:02:53 PM
Maybe its was just the fact that the last bond movie was actually enjoyable to watch and almost somewhat beleivable, but it was the only bond movie I have truly enjoyed, and Daniel Craig was great.
The Bond Series was a tired, old lame horse that needed to be put down or refreshed (I dont know how to tie that in to an old horse). Now I cant wait for the new one.
 
2008-11-02 11:09:34 PM
I don't have a problem with Mr. Craig.

I just wish he'd stop making those pouty lips when he poses for a glamour shot. They make my skin crawl. In a bad way.

/it's bad enough when fashion models do it
//seeing the pouty-lips thing always makes me subtract 10 IQ points from the person making them
///maybe I'm prejudiced against pouty-lips. I should check in for therapy.
 
2008-11-02 11:10:11 PM
Isotope: Churchill2004: It's not the lack of emotion, it's that the emotion doesn't even slow him down when it's time to be a heartless killing machine. That ability to just turn it off is what makes him a little creepy.

Oh, I see. Yeah, that is pretty creepy. They made him a little more "well-trained asassin" and a little less "horny playboy that happens to be good with a gun".


This...is the nicest, most intelligent exchange I've ever seen on Fark. What the hell are you two doing?
 
kab
2008-11-02 11:15:51 PM
tsferg: Maybe its was just the fact that the last bond movie was actually enjoyable to watch and almost somewhat beleivable, but it was the only bond movie I have truly enjoyed, and Daniel Craig was great.
The Bond Series was a tired, old lame horse that needed to be put down or refreshed (I dont know how to tie that in to an old horse). Now I cant wait for the new one.


This, utterly.
 
2008-11-02 11:20:28 PM
I think three or so people actually RTFA. It doesn't even mention that she dislikes his acting at all, let alone his performance as Bond.
 
2008-11-02 11:21:26 PM
Cewley: craig is the best. connery second. all the rest, pretty crappy.

Oh, hell no. That sound like all the other revisionist crap being thrown out when Casino Royale came out. As if the only way to prop one movie and one actor up was to tear down everyone else.

Brosnan was the best Bond,none of them were terrible. I think the only guy who really didn't all that good of a job was Lazenby-and he was probably one of the bettter fits, physically.

Mugato: absoluteparanoia: Pierce Brosnan was a mediocre James Bond at best.

Craig does a much better job with it.

I thought Brosnan was at least as good as Connery. He just didn't have the best scripts to work with. Daniel Craig is sort of stiff and humorless but I guess that's what they're going for.


Brosnan, to me, seemed to be the most evolved Bond. He had all the traits the ones before him did. But Craig brings less refined, more savage angle that fits with him being the beginning of 007. His Bond will eventually evolve into Brosnan's Bond.
 
2008-11-02 11:27:30 PM
pnjunction: Wow, even for Fark this headline is a stretch. She doesn't criticize him in any way whatsoever, just says that she wanted him to go to university instead of drama school.

Which is probably the same to be said about any mother whose child chose acting school of college.
 
2008-11-02 11:36:36 PM
Daniel Craig and Casino Royale made Bond believable again.

He is an awesome Bond so far.
 
2008-11-02 11:42:22 PM
As a book fan - Daniel Craig is the best bond ever! hands down!
 
2008-11-02 11:45:42 PM
The gadgetry and wall-to-wall quips rendered the previous Bonds into Thanksgiving Day parade balloons. The re-set with a flawed and fallible character, portrayed by a very good actor (Craig) was just what the series needed. Basically, the same strategy they used for the Batman redux.

I dug the Chris Cornell song too!
 
2008-11-02 11:57:32 PM
Brosnan was a sin unto the world. I like Craig, just not as much as Connery :)
 
2008-11-02 11:58:19 PM
I'd never loved a Bond movie until the most recent one--so I'd say Daniel Craig was the best yet.
 
2008-11-02 11:59:14 PM
And I should say, no disrespect to Sean Connery. That man is awesome.
 
2008-11-03 12:16:09 AM
You guys really didn't like Brosnan at all? I thought Goldeneye was a superior Bond movie. He didn't show much emotion in it, true, but at least the movie was good.

www.ripten.com
 
2008-11-03 12:16:56 AM
Daniel Craig is an amazing Bond. He took a boring sh-tty washed up franchise and made it relevant again. Subby can get down and get funky on my n-tsack.
 
2008-11-03 12:25:29 AM
I thought the first hour of "Casino Royale" was the best bond movie I'd ever seen. Hours two through seventeen kind of wore on my nerves, though. The fact that "Quantum" is apparently a direct sequel, taking place exactly where "Casino" left off, is all the reason I'll ever need to NOT see it. Yeah, I farking get it already: his girlfriend died, and he's pissed off about it.
 
2008-11-03 12:29:49 AM
RageAgainstTheMachine: Daniel Craig and Casino Royale made Bond believable again.

He is an awesome Bond so far.


I completely agree. I've seen most other Bond movies and it seems like they were supposed to be comedies. I just didn't get them. I like my action movies to be as least corny as possible.

I don't know if I could have taken another sex-name Bond girl.
 
2008-11-03 12:43:31 AM
Craig was the closest to the literary Bond so far. Literary Bond was kind of a bastard who had no problem killing people and hitting women. Bond is like super special forces, of COURSE he's a scary killing machine.
 
2008-11-03 01:07:11 AM
Um, Daniel Craig kicks ass as James Bond. I thought it was only on the Politics tab that headlines go green that 1) are completely incorrect and 2) have nothing to do with the article.
 
2008-11-03 01:07:18 AM
RageAgainstTheMachine: Daniel Craig and Casino Royale made Bond believable again.

As surely as a straight flush beats two different full houses beats a flush beats three of a kind, all in the same hand, for a hundred bajillion dollars in the pot, truer words were never spoken.
 
2008-11-03 01:18:47 AM
Dammit, the headline had nothing to do with the article, whatsoever. Can you goofyass mods put down the pipe for three seconds and check your headlines before you green them??
 
2008-11-03 01:31:32 AM
Casino Royale was the first and best Bonds film i ever liked.
 
2008-11-03 01:33:37 AM
RemyDuron: Craig was the closest to the literary Bond so far. Literary Bond was kind of a bastard who had no problem killing people and hitting women. Bond is like super special forces, of COURSE he's a scary killing machine.


I've also heard that Tim Dalton was the closest to the literary Bond.

IMHO, Daniel Craid did a good job, but he's kind of a wuss:

"I hate handguns," said Daniel Craig, Agent.007 in the latest movie based on Ian Fleming's hero. "Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other. That's a simple fact." Craig went on (and on), "I've seen a bullet wound and it was a mess... t scared me. Bullets have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them."
 
2008-11-03 01:51:19 AM
I think Daniel Day Lewis should play James Bond.
 
2008-11-03 02:17:26 AM
Daniel Craig was the first Bond that could actually kick an ass or two.

F*ck the naysayers.
 
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