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Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by Atreus(f): 7:50am On Aug 23, 2009
Daniel craig's the worst james bond i've ever seen. He goes against everything james bond stands for. Bond's smooth,suave,not some macho tough guy that looks like he was in the army. Bond's charm lies in his power to be the chic magnet he is,unfailingly attracting women of all types to himself,and always getting the girl. Hell,i'm pretty sure roger moore didnt have a bod! And then the gadgets,the unbelievable gadgets bond always had(e.g,the invisible car),what the hell happened to those? Then,there are no well-defined villains,no character as ferociously evil as blofeld,or kananga or even gustav. Then,in the craig flicks,there is no defined plot;in quantum of solace,i didnt understand what was going on for at least half of the film. Then,the craig flicks are too damn violent,in an hour of the film,there were barely 10 minutes of dialogue,the rest is just fighting. I'm just really disappointed that this is what james bond has been reduced to. They could've found someone better,and they should have

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Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by Donvilo(m): 11:52am On Aug 23, 2009
Daniel Craig is quite good. It just that his own 007-instincts seems rather crude unlike his predecessor,(Pierce Brosnan) whose own most fluently shaking-not-stirred moves is easily recognized. (Well, u know what I mean by that now, don't u? undecided) That's why some peeps don't really like his own style. But all same, he's smooth. smiley

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Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by yoji: 12:44pm On Aug 23, 2009
kai! i totally diagree with u. Daniel craig in my opinion is fantastic. he re-invented the character which was getting all too predictible and far too unrealistic. No secret agent can be that good without being significantly ruthless. they are like the western's version of ninjas. D Craig also introduced Bond to a whole new audience. The dimension he brought was important to keeping the franchise relevant to a generation ready to relegate it to disney channel. Now i go to the cinema to watch a bond movie not quite knowin wat to expect. honestly, previous bond movies started to apper like cartoons where d star effortlessly saves the world without breaking sweat.

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Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by Sauron1: 9:21pm On Aug 23, 2009
yoji:

kai! i totally diagree with u. Daniel craig in my opinion is fantastic. he re-invented the character which was getting all too predictible and far too unrealistic. No secret agent can be that good without being significantly ruthless. they are like the western's version of ninjas. D Craig also introduced Bond to a whole new audience. The dimension he brought was important to keeping the franchise relevant to a generation ready to relegate it to disney channel. Now i go to the cinema to watch a bond movie not quite knowin wat to expect. honestly, previous bond movies started to apper like cartoons where d star effortlessly saves the world without breaking sweat.

+1.
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by davidif: 6:15am On Aug 24, 2009
Daniel craig's the worst james bond i've ever seen. He goes against everything james bond stands for. Bond's smooth,suave,not some macho tough guy that looks like he was in the army. Bond's charm lies in his power to be the chic magnet he is,unfailingly attracting women of all types to himself,and always getting the girl. Hell,i'm pretty sure roger moore didnt have a bod! And then the gadgets,the unbelievable gadgets bond always had(e.g,the invisible car),what the hell happened to those? Then,there are no well-defined villains,no character as ferociously evil as blofeld,or kananga or even gustav. Then,in the craig flicks,there is no defined plot;in quantum of solace,i didnt understand what was going on for at least half of the film. Then,the craig flicks are too damn violent,in an hour of the film,there were barely 10 minutes of dialogue,the rest is just fighting. I'm just really disappointed that this is what james bond has been reduced to. They could've found someone better,and they should have

Yeah i feel you, the Bond mantra of "always shaken, never stirred" does not work with Daniel Craig but that is what i like about him, he is so human and vulnerable like the rest of us. I loved the first bond movie (casino royale) because it was very realistic, Daniel Craig was absolutely ruthless and for the first time, we saw him fall in love (which made me happy for him). In the love dept. Daniel Craig was so innocent, he wasn't the man-slut we saw in the previous movies. This James Bond is very realistic which is why he has absolutely re-invigorated the franchise.

By the way, did i mention, that he is very VERY RUTHLESS, he even worse pass Jason Bourne.




kai! i totally diagree with u. Daniel craig in my opinion is fantastic. he re-invented the character which was getting all too predictible and far too unrealistic. No secret agent can be that good without being significantly ruthless. they are like the western's version of ninjas. D Craig also introduced Bond to a whole new audience. The dimension he brought was important to keeping the franchise relevant to a generation ready to relegate it to disney channel. Now i go to the cinema to watch a bond movie not quite knowin wat to expect. honestly, previous bond movies started to apper like cartoons where d star effortlessly saves the world without breaking sweat.


I agree with you, before Daniel Craig, the franchise was becoming ridiculous and irrelevant (common, fighting with laser beams in space?), why do you think Austin Powers became a mega-hit from making parodies of James Bond movies? Now mr. Craig has breath new life into the franchise and its a lot more exciting.

By the way, in real life secret agents are not like James Bond or Jason Bourne, they are very, very, very clandestine. They don't attract attention to themselves at all. A British spy chief just recently complained that it is hard for them to recruit new spies because all the people they interview think that spying is a thrill ride like the James Bond movies.

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Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by Atreus(f): 8:32am On Aug 24, 2009
Craig is different,no doubt about that. I get they wanna reinvent james bond,but still,i wish we were back to the good old bond flicks,unrealistic and all.

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Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by russellino: 9:47am On Aug 24, 2009
Craig is undoubtedly a very different type of bond but thats the whole point. he's playing bond, the naval commander still fresh as a double O operative. The stories are set before Dr. No (the first one) He's brash, tough as nails, ruthless and intensely violent like most rookies. I'm sure that as the series continues with him we'll see a more restrained, methodical and suave like the forty plus year old bonds played by connery and moore

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Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by Nobody: 3:04pm On Aug 24, 2009
Atreus:

Craig is different,no doubt about that. I get they wanna reinvent james bond,but still,i wish we were back to the good old bond flicks,unrealistic and all.

The good old bond flicks bore me silly.

Still waiting for Bond to catch some STD or give somebody belle. tongue

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Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by JeSoul(f): 3:51pm On Aug 24, 2009
Kai! where is Max? cheesy

stillwater:

The good old bond flicks bore me silly.

Still waiting for Bond to catch some STD or give somebody belle. tongue
Seconded.
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by maedan(f): 4:15pm On Aug 24, 2009
People forget so easily that back in the day, James Bond's good looks and smooth charm was part of his artillery. Just like in real life, a handsome face can get you into a lot of good places and out of a lot of bad ones. So if they've decided to change the Bond persona to tough and rough, then Daniel Craig fits just fine.
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by MadMax1(f): 6:00pm On Aug 24, 2009
Lol JeSoul, what's there to say? Craig is the KING, and Atreus know it. He has depth and cold charisma. And whatta bod! He's vulnerable, utterly ruthless, and when he kills, sexy as hell. He and Connery are the best Bonds.And his acting chops? Craig's the only award-winning Bond. Feeling a little nostalgic for mysogynistic aston-martin driving British civil servants and brainless women who coo "Oooh James"? There are 20 previous instalments to knock yourself out with,yeh?

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Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by Thirdborn: 12:00am On Aug 25, 2009
You guys have totally forgotten that Daniel Craig is playing a younger version of James Bond 007, The first Bond film he did was Casino royale which is the first Bond mission as an MI6 agent. That,s why Brosnan couldn't play this one, they needed some one fresh. Besides Pearce Brosnan for die if to say him attempt the stunts wey Craig do for Casino Royale.
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by Nobody: 12:07am On Aug 25, 2009
Lol. grin
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by shotster50(m): 12:38am On Aug 25, 2009
The producers had to adapt with the changing times or else the franchise would have sunk. Daniel Craig offers a totally different / believable human aspect of Bond.
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by Nobody: 12:40am On Aug 25, 2009
shotster50:

The producers had to adapt with the changing times or else the franchise would have sunk. Daniel Craig offers a totally different / believable human aspect of Bond.

quite correct, I guess.

besides, he's the first blond Bond. The other ones were all dark haired.
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by davidif: 1:43am On Aug 25, 2009
besides, he's the first blond Bond. The other ones were all dark haired.

You mean brunette. By the way, Roger Moore was dark blond.
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by MadMax1(f): 10:36am On Aug 25, 2009
Roger Moore, that silly,simpering,sickening,incompetent ashawo Bond,wasn't a blonde; his hair's brown. Craig's the first Blonde. People protested at this and more,but after Casino Royale they've eaten their words.
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by shotster50(m): 10:31pm On Aug 25, 2009
Craig is blonde.
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by Epi: 1:49am On Aug 26, 2009
@poster

You kidding riight?  not only Daniel Craig is so fine-sexy but he is an extreme fine actor.  He is the don wink tongue
btw, they did say they were going to make this bond with a twist. like originally he'll say shaken not stir in the beginning but DC say it at the end.

Seh poster, a betcha can't don a speedo like daniel craig. wanna bet? grin

Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by davidif: 2:03am On Aug 26, 2009
Roger Moore, that silly,simpering,sickening,incompetent ashawo Bond,wasn't a blonde; his hair's brown. Craig's the first Blonde. People protested at this and more,but after Casino Royale they've eaten their words.

You obviously don't know what blonde is. Blonde hair is not always like Scarlett Johanson's hair or Marilyn Monroe's, it has different shades. Trust me, i know grin
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by adaku123(f): 9:05pm On Aug 26, 2009
yoji:

kai! i totally diagree with u. Daniel craig in my opinion is fantastic. he re-invented the character which was getting all too predictible and far too unrealistic. No secret agent can be that good without being significantly ruthless. they are like the western's version of ninjas. D Craig also introduced Bond to a whole new audience. The dimension he brought was important to keeping the franchise relevant to a generation ready to relegate it to disney channel. Now i go to the cinema to watch a bond movie not quite knowin wat to expect. honestly, previous bond movies started to apper like cartoons where d star effortlessly saves the world without breaking sweat.
Absolutely True!!


@ DAVIDIFF
True!!  Roger moore's hair is a very dark blonde or light brown !!! While Daniel craig is a lighter blonde!!
However Daniel Craig is considered the first blonde because his hair is far lighter and very different from the typical dark hair of the other bond's


Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by MadMax1(f): 11:59pm On Aug 26, 2009
I'm getting a lecture on blondes?lol
Roger has brown hair. He wore it natural in some Bond outings, eg, Live and Let Die, and lightened it several shades in others, like Octopussy. He's not blonde. I saw reruns of reruns of reruns of The Persuaders as a kid, his drama serial with Tony Curtis, where he plays a genteel British Lord. Not very different from how he played Bond.His real hair's dark brown. grin Craig, bless the cold blue steel of his eyes, is the first blond Bond.

Epi, great photos.
Chi-huahua! shocked
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by davidif: 12:57am On Aug 27, 2009
Roger has brown hair. He wore it natural in some Bond outings, eg, Live and Let Die, and lightened it several shades in others, like Octopussy. He's not blonde. I saw reruns of reruns of reruns of The Persuaders as a kid, his drama serial with Tony Curtis, where he plays a genteel British Lord. Not very different from how he played Bond.His real hair's dark brown. Craig, bless the cold blue steel of his eyes, is the first blond Bond.

Goodness me!!! Just go online to google and check images of blonde hair (blonde not blond).
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by MadMax1(f): 5:11pm On Aug 27, 2009
Blond is the hair colour. A blonde is the person with the hair colour.It's laughable to call Moore's hair blond;especially when there's a pix of
him with his natural dark brown hair right above.He often lightens (dyes) his hair several shades.But have it your way,it's a pointless argument. He's a silly Bond, and Craig rules.
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by Sauron1: 9:05pm On Aug 27, 2009
Mad_Max:

Blond is the hair colour. A blonde is the person with the hair colour.It's laughable to call Moore's hair blond;especially when there's a pix of
him with his natural dark brown hair right above.He often lightens (dyes) his hair several shades.But have it your way,it's a pointless argument. He's a silly Bond, and Craig rules.

Hilarious!!! Blond = Blonde just like color = colour. cool
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by MadMax1(f): 9:51pm On Aug 27, 2009
Always happy to furnish amusement. tongue Blond/blonde do refer to colour,but blonde is a colloqualism that refers to the person with blond hair as well., and is in fact its commonest usage:A blonde. That blonde. Dumb blonde. Blondes,brunettes,redheads,Craig is a gorgeous blonde with a fantastic Behind,etc.
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by Sauron1: 9:57pm On Aug 27, 2009
Mad_Max:

Always happy to furnish amusement. tongue Blond/blonde do refer to colour,but blonde is a colloqualism that refers to the person with blond hair as well., and is in fact its commonest usage:A blonde. That blonde. Dumb blonde. Blondes,brunettes,redheads,Craig is a gorgeous blonde with a fantastic Behind,etc.

I don't disagree that there is the adjective and noun of Blond/Blonde.
What i was trying to say is Blonde/Blond can be used as an adjective as well as a noun NOT like you stated earlier that "Blond" is the adjective and "Blonde" is the noun.
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by MadMax1(f): 10:15pm On Aug 27, 2009
lol at nouns and adjectives,blond/blonde: when oh when did the subject veer off the divine Craig and into American grammar/syntax? It has the rusty tint of dusty old libraries and thin librarians with spectacles. To conclude my scholarly dissertation on the subject,allow to me to say,most solemnly: Craig friggin' rules!
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by Sauron1: 10:27pm On Aug 27, 2009
Mad_Max:

lol at nouns and adjectives,blond/blonde: when oh when did the subject veer off the divine Craig and into American grammar/syntax? It has the rusty tint of dusty old libraries and thin librarians with spectacles. To conclude my scholarly dissertation on the subject,allow to me to say,most solemnly: Craig friggin' rules!

Fixed!!!!!!
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by darqly(m): 4:30pm On Aug 28, 2009
Back to Bond and Daniel craig: Most people just know Bond from the movies, not the one in the novels by Ian Fleming.
The real Bond was a toughie, and is even scarred in the book, YES, he has a scar!
This is a lad that was thrown out of classy boarding schools for incessant roguish behaviour, and is described more as SUAVE than HANDSOME.

Albert Brocolli had to sell the movie franchise somehow and several changes were introduced to Bond's character. I had almost the whole library growing up and I'd like to rebuild that library cos it's some of the best espionage fiction you'll ever get.
The Bond in the novels felt pain, shed tears, despaired and was rescued from death more than once (Read you only Live twice, infact he suffered ED in that Book lol, a whole Bond!)
My advice, if you can, read the books, then re-watch the movies. You'd see that the closest thing to the Original Bond created by Fleming is in this order-

Sean Connery (Still too handsome, but very rugged!)
Daniel Craig (He's THE Bond in the books, believe it!)
George Lazenby (The forgotten Bond from OHMSS, pure action that one)
Pierce Brosnan (Just follows the script)

The irony is I actually Like Roger Moore the best, despite his lack of credentials to the true Bond persona.
All the rest just plain suck if you ask me(Timothy Dalton for God's sake? They might as well have hired Terry Wogan instead) grin
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by Ced8: 4:55pm On Aug 28, 2009
actually,

blond= a male

blonde= a female

so simple, wats all the nouns and adjectives about, grin , wink
Re: Daniel Craig Is An Insult To The James Bond Persona by MadMax1(f): 5:32pm On Aug 28, 2009
Is the scar somewhere interesting? grin
Yeah, Craig's Fleming's Bond. Fleming's writing is snootily imperialist; you'd think the British Empire was the greatest invention after gullotines and cutlery. I always want to take a sock to him. Much prefer the master, Le Carre, and mature Alistair Maclean. I'll never get what people see in Tom Clancy and his danged submarines.

Though I grew up watching him as Bond,Roger Moore is a terrible Bond. I got all the Bond films months ago and spent a week watching them all. Connery and Craig are the best, and for depth of character, I give it to Craig. Lazenby is a joke; his awful acting ruined a perfectly good script and made them go crawling back to Connery on their knees. Dalton had the worst scripts, worst supporting cast and weakest characters.

Moore made some good movies; The Spy Who Loved Me , Live and Let Die, but he doesnt come close to what a spy is. He's ridiculous and very hard to take seriously. Even Nick Carter better pass am.

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