Originally Posted by WhiteCrow
Pretty much how I felt.
I'm honestly surprised how many people liked Brosnan...with all due respect to Morbid, of course. I felt as if the Brosnan Bond was almost a parody of previous Bonds. I grew up with Roger Moore in the role, and I appreciated how they often saved all the Bond panache (so to speak) for the end of the film. For the most part, the RM films had a relatively serious tone throughout, with a slight touch of humor or levity thrown in here and there. And then in the end, after a hard days work, Bond was on some yacht with a babe blowing off HQ and drifting off carelessly into the starry night. The Brosnan version seemed unrealistic to the degree that it was like he was a superhero. The action scenes were way over the top and he seemed to almost mock the circumstances as he went. I HATED that aspect of it.
With Craig, it's like Bond has been fused with Jason Bourne, and being a huge fan of the Bourne films, I was stoked. Bond is an imperfect, rough around the edges, emotionally scarred, brute of a spy. He's aggressive and he takes risks, but the risks often don't pay off. Anyone who knows me knows that I think it's a cop out when the "blue skies, everybody lives happily ever after" endings are forced. I know studios want people to leave the theater feeling like they had a sunshine enema, but I really don't like it. I have MUCH more respect for a film that will dare to be dark. I'll even settle for dark-er. And that's what we get with the current Bond. And it's why Skyfall is one of the movies I've been really eager to see.