Darth YAM wrote:What's more the book bond is ruthless, and in that regard Craig's bond more than captures it.
I am not so sure this happened except for "The Spy Who Loved Me.". Dr. No, From Russia, On Her Majesty's, Thunderball pretty much follow the book with a few notable artistic liberties taken.Ian Fleming asked them to make sure the movies followed different plots from the books, so I see no reason why they can't blaze a new trail.
He had the killing down fine, and if I recall right SAS is secret military raid not seducing women. It requires skill, but not the same as MI6
Kristatos wrote:Darth YAM wrote:What's more the book bond is ruthless, and in that regard Craig's bond more than captures it.
So we keep being told, but I've read all Fleming's Bond books and I actually think the movie Bond is far more ruthless than the literary version, who seems to find killing rather distateful. Only Dalton really captured that for me.
Darth YAM wrote:There are scenes where bond does show honest emotions regarding women, and he does develop. He ultimately spares Yusef (one of the people responsible for vesper's death) rather than simply executing him (Something m points out), and finally he does show genuine feelings towards the women in QoS. In his final battle with Greene greene tries to break him by shouting "looks like you've lost another one." Combine this with the voiceover of bond giving camille advice as she does her part of the raid, and the heart to heart they have in the cave and i got the feelings that he honestly cares for her as a human. When greene is monologuing of all the women bond has gotten killed he's basically "let's get the f**k out here" implying to me at least that greene's comments did affect him on a fundamental level. My interpretation was for Solange that it may have affected him on a personal level, he just didn't show it outwardly. Also, Solagne admitted flat out that she knew exactly what was going on when he seduced her. I feel that the main reason i liked craig is because he feels more flawed. In brosnan the only time that came to bare was goldeneye and WINE; In TND he felt invincible and DAD was just f**king stupid. Craig makes mistakes, people die or get hurt (the way he looses to le chiffre in the first round of casino royale was a perfect example; he fucked up, and it was only because Leiter saved his ass by funding him that things didn't go to s**t.) His arrogance nearly jeopardized the mission and it's entirely his own goddamn fault. I also feel that sometimes reboots are good.
Also, when he leaves Greene to die in the desert with only oil to drink it's pretty much a way of payback for murdering fields (she was drowned in oil, now he will have to either go thirsty in the desert or most importantly drink oil. the same substance he used to murder her.) He was definately enraged about fields. with vesper he's definately burying his pain. His execution of the police officer is payback for mathis; he definately cares about his allies, and while he's tortured inside there is a sense of honor and humanity buried beneath all the rage.
A Crag-like face wrote:That's all well and good, but you have to read all these things into Craig's performance. He doesn't actually give you anything other than the same cold stare and emotionless dialogue. He's a blank slate. Now, being a blank slate, you can read some deep meaning into his performance, but I can just as reasonably read into his performance that he's an emotionless psycho who should be working for the bad guys.
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