Egad! What a frumpy band of miscreants. One Venus de Milo and three people who'd be happier in the back of a Midtown bus. Reminiscent of the Craig and Eva bland tourist photos before CR.
First sign they are heading for trouble is when the director feels it is necessary to get out ahead of the movie to lecture the audience on what and who Bond is. It's the 50th anniversary, the audience already knows who Bond is all Midas has to do is deliver him, looks like providing Bond is not his agenda.
Mendes going on about the dark tortured Bond is fine, clearly this what he and Danno take away from some of the books and short stories, but what about the rest of the books? The 95% not about inward reflections on the dastardly nature of his job. The cultured and refined man, the man of honor, the connoisseur? When you're out there giving an interview like Dalton used to you're asking for trouble.