Daniel Craig - Hit or Miss?

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Daniel Craig - Hit or Miss?

  1. Hit

    25 vote(s)
  2. Miss

    3 vote(s)
  1. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    Now that everyone has had a chance to see Casino Royale, what do people think of Daniel Craig as James Bond 007.

    Personally, I think he brings back the dark, sinister nature of Bond only seen thus far in Timothy Daltons portrayle as the super-agent. Definatley a hit for me.

    Opinions please...
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2007
  2. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    I think he was good and still had the charm and humour but not to a super-cheese level like Moore (and sometimes Connery). I did miss a few of the James Bondisms...shaken not stirred, bond...james bond...but I assume that's because it was more of a prequel?
  3. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    I thought he was a poor choice for Bond, and then I saw the film! I think he is likely to make the role his own. I liked the more realistic fight damage etc. too. Get's a thumbs up from me.
  4. SuperMosh

    SuperMosh New Member

    You missed the best line of the film? When asked if he wanted his martini shaken or stirred, he said "do I look like I give a damn" and he did the bond line right at the end when he shot that dude through the knee.

    As for hit or miss, deffo hit.

    The wife loves him, his picture graces my laptop as the wallpaper. Apparently he has really nice eyes and rugged features. Not so sure my self but he made a cracking bond.
  5. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    And you have to admire his physique. In a butch, manly sort of way, obviously.
  6. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    I agree with your wife - Daniel Criag is definitely a rugged hottie...the best type!
    I'm not sure that I'd ever seen a whole bond all the way through before, but most certainly enjoyed this one!
  7. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    Think it's an excellent film and Daniel Craig makes an excellent Bond.

    All the different Bond actors have brought something different to the role. Although I thought Pierce Brosnan was very good, the last one he did though I thought was totally OTT. He would beat up 8 evil henchman then just casually straighten his tie afterwards. The new one feels alot more realistic and Daniel Craig actually looks like he has been in a scrap! I think it benefits from not having the gadgets, moneypenny/q, constant quips. Hope this is the start of Bond movies going back to being a bit more gritty and human.

    Thumbs up from me
  8. Goldie Horn

    Goldie Horn Member

    Yeah guys, forget the acting ability...just remember that shot of him striding out of the sea! ;)
  9. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    Sorry when all the other Bonds were distinctly Dark Haired how can you suddenly have a blonde/ginger Bond... Although perhaps a change in my career is on the horizon

    My Name is Ginger....GingerMaestro...license to play a tune
  10. tenor_horn_18

    tenor_horn_18 New Member

    Although all the James Bond's have done a good job and they were all fantastic films, i think Sean Connery is the best because he was the first one.
  11. gawber

    gawber Active Member

    Up to now Sean Connery has been THE Bond for me....but...Daniel Craig has certainly filled his shoes (and trunks!)
  12. Matt-Trom939

    Matt-Trom939 Member

    I thought Daniel Craig did a fantastic job as Bond.
    I thought was brilliant in other films such as Munich and Layer Cake and hes arguably the one of the finest actors around.
    I will admit i was slightly cynical about him being given the role but i have been proved wrong.
    I aslo agree with what Bass Man said about the similarities between Craig and Dalton, who up until now was my favourite bond.
  13. clare_euph

    clare_euph Member

    One word -- "phwoar!"
  14. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    Hmmmm...... let's take a few minutes to think about that one....

    er YES

    Apart from the obvious good points :tongue: he does fill the role brilliantly. A double 0 needs to be a bit of an action man in my opinion & Mr Craig is perfect. Can't wait for the next film.

    Oh, loved the free running sequence at the start. :clap:
  15. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    I beg to differ, Roger Moore was more blonde than anything else
  16. rutty

    rutty Active Member

    I thought he was fantastic as bond, and the film is the best Bond film for decades. Apart for those 20 minutes in the mountains where it turned all romantic and Daniel Craig proved he doesn't do romantic. That part was terrible - rest of the film: fandabbydozy!
  17. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    A palpable hit in the best Bond film for many, many years.
  18. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    A huge, enormous hit. And I haven't seen the film yet. He's gorgeous...
  19. horn-girlie

    horn-girlie Member

    well I went to see this with my fella a couple of weeks ago, despite thinking that Daniel Craig was a rubbish choice ... BUT it was brilliant! really enjoyed it so hit hit hit from me!
  20. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Looks pretty unanimous so far! I haven't seen the film yet. I don't like going to see films where the star and I bear such an uncanny resemblance.... :tongue: :rolleyes:

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