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If I were a martini, I'd say I was stirred

When the news broke that Daniel Craig would take on the role of Bond and a wailing was heard in some corners of the Bond-fandom, I was rather optimistic. I'd seen him before in only a handful of films, only remembered him from his roles in The Mother and Sylvia, and somehow believed he would do well. I've just come back home from seeing Casino Royale, and I must say, I'm not disappointed. The film is fast-paced, action-packed and entertaining, and Daniel Craig makes an utterly believable Bond. And an incredibly sexy one as well.

Roger Moore was the Bond I grew up with, and although I enjoyed the films in my youth, I never really cared about any new Bond-film when it came out, thinking it the ultimate cheese. When the films became all about the gadgets, I lost interest and I have to confess that for that reason, I have never seen any of the previous Bond's movies, and only one of the movies of the Bond before that (and yes, I do know their names are Pierce Brosnan and Timothy Dalton). In fact, the only Bond-film that's ever left an impression on me was On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which lots of people don't even think deserves the title. But as far as I was concerned, it was the only one with a half-decent story and up until today, the only one at which I cried. Today's Bond reminded me of that quite a bit in that respect, of course. Poor Bond.

But oh! Daniel Craig in a tuxedo (and Daniel Craig out of a tuxedo)! I wonder if I can find some appropriate icons here somewhere?



Jan. 27th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
Well no, he isn't classically handsome, with those ears that stick out a little and that pouty lower lip, but my! he has got presence and he carries himself very well. Besides, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when I look at Daniel, I definitely see a thing of beauty ;-)