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| I like the direction that the latest Bond films have gone. I think that Daniel Craig is a fantastic actor and portrays a dark side of Bond that we haven't seen before. |
The Daniel Craig version of Bond is more similar to the one from the books than any of the other actors' portrayals. I like him a lot.
Agreed, the other Bonds were all dependent on gadgets while Craig's was just a simple bonafide tough guy.
Love Casino Royale, hopefully it would be as good as that.
The "gentleman spy" thing was created by Connery and his almost inability to be a hard-ass. It worked great for the films. In the books, while Bond is certainly worldly and experienced and classy, he is a bit more of a dick, a misogynist, and a bit more violent. He beats people up, sometimes kills people he isn't supposed to, and is less respectful of women than his film counterpart. The gadgets and fancy toys don't start coming in until the books go on a bit further as Ian Fleming was convinced by the films' popularity to start adding them to his novels. In the first book, Casino Royale
, Bond has a gun and that's it. Everything else is his wits and his spy bad-ass-ity. Bond's 'thing' is that he can endure insane amounts of physical torture- like more than anyone alive. He's just incredibly mentally tough.
I suggest everyone who likes Bond check the books out. Start with CR. It's pretty cool to be honest. Just don't expect BMWs with laser guns in the headlights and Vaio laptops in every scene. It's not that kind of spy story.