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Poll: The Daniel Craig Poll III

How do you feel about Daniel Craig now that you've seen the film?

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#151 Bowler

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:35 PM

Still too ugly.

#152 HH007

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:44 PM

Still too ugly.


Okay, you can go back to CRAIGNOTBOND.com now.

#153 DamnCoffee

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:21 PM

Still too ugly.


You posted that twice. :)

Try expanding on that point, to at least make it worth reading, :(

#154 Sakhalin

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 08:33 PM

I really like Daniel Craig. Before CR was released I was a bit skeptical because he didn't look like Bond; he's shorter, has blond hair, blue eyes, and doesn't have any chest hair. But CR was amazing and I got used to Craig's new Bond really quickly. After QoS I like him even more so I really approve of him being Bond, but I think two films is a little too early for me to declare whether or not he's the best Bond.

#155 Bowler

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 05:10 AM

Okay, you can go back to CRAIGNOTBOND.com now.


Not a member.

Try expanding on that point, to at least make it worth reading, :(


Why is that not worth reading? Is it a crime not to jump on the bandwagon?

#156 honeyjes

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:03 AM

Okay, you can go back to CRAIGNOTBOND.com now.


Not a member.

Try expanding on that point, to at least make it worth reading, :(


Why is that not worth reading? Is it a crime not to jump on the bandwagon?


Doubt this has anything to with the bandwagon but your mean spirited truculant posts to date.

#157 Judo chop

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 05:17 PM

I can’t believe that’s really him jumping off the roof onto the balcony opposite and slamming shoulder first into the brick wall.
Still gets me.

Wherever that thread went in which we were supposed to ‘name’ the Bond actors (Connery – “the menacing” Bond, Moore – “the gentlemanly” Bond, etc…), I hereby dub Craig – “the get your :( in there and do it yourself” Bond.

Whatever anyone has to say about Craig (so far beyond my comprehension why it’d be anything but positive… but I digress) I think when fans look back on the Craig Era™ 20-30 years from now, if for nothing else he will be universally respected for getting in there and choppin’ it up like a man. For truly giving up his body for Bond, 110%.

The Stunt Bond.

Hail!!! Hail!!!

#158 Germanlady

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 05:31 PM

I can’t believe that’s really him jumping off the roof onto the balcony opposite and slamming shoulder first into the brick wall.
Still gets me.

Wherever that thread went in which we were supposed to ‘name’ the Bond actors (Connery – “the menacing” Bond, Moore – “the gentlemanly” Bond, etc…), I hereby dub Craig – “the get your :( in there and do it yourself” Bond.

Whatever anyone has to say about Craig (so far beyond my comprehension why it’d be anything but positive… but I digress) I think when fans look back on the Craig Era™ 20-30 years from now, if for nothing else he will be universally respected for getting in there and choppin’ it up like a man. For truly giving up his body for Bond, 110%.

The Stunt Bond.

Hail!!! Hail!!!


Agreed - but I think and hope, the world will see much more in him then just a good athlete with the guts to pull it off.

#159 Judo chop

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 05:43 PM

Of course. I just mean to say that I do think his physical committment is what separates him entirely from the other Bond actors and surpasses any bar set thus far. It's what he can call his own.

Not that he doesn't succeed or even excel in other areas as well.

#160 DAN LIGHTER

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:24 AM

I think Daniel was, and is amazing as Bond. Some days he is my favorite ever other days its Sean......

Thats the beauty of the Bond films. I like each Bond for what they brought to the roles.

#161 DamnCoffee

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 11:14 PM

I think Daniel was, and is amazing as Bond. Some days he is my favorite ever other days its Sean......

Thats the beauty of the Bond films. I like each Bond for what they brought to the roles.


I have to admit that Connery is my all time favorite, but Craig is at a very close second.

This is rather interesting...
http://debrief.comma...showtopic=22248

^ From April 2005.

Tsssk. I am actually shocked at some of these CBn members' comments! :(
It's brilliant to see how much their opinions have changed regarding Craig.

#162 Mr. Blofeld

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:40 PM

Oh, how the times change... B)

I'm still puzzled about all this Barbara Broccoli/Daniel Craig talk.

What is she supposed to be seeing in him?

I don't see it.

The Sun says EON are about to announce Craig as Bond. Could they have theire man wrong and it be the other of the "final two", Owen. Just a thought on a bleak morning to raise the spirits...

This guy is only 37 and he looks like Bond's dad. Nothing like that image to interest that fickle young audience they want to capture.

That pic radiates all the sex appeal of General Orlov in a tux.
Nothing against the guy, but he is the lest Bondian candiate yet and is downright homely.
I'd take McMahon over that guy any day.

I agree this guy is not good looking...maybe he's got an interesting face for character acting but he aint no James frickin Bond! :tdown:

I posted this before, but I guess it's worth posting again. Daniel Craig was never even a contender for the part. He was never considered.

i really think hes the worst choice the broccoli's can make,,,
honestly....

...he looks like a shriveled plum...not so good
so yah....i still see Owen as bond....
but what was this thing on mi6.co.uk about him turning down the job????
ugh..

He isn't bad, but certainly, not an worthy candidate when comparing with Brosnan. He's a great actor, but I hope he recieives any other role in CR other than Bond.

If Daniel Craig is in fact Bond #6, then I think we can pronounce Casino Royale dead on arrival.

Yahoo has this on their front page like it's official, folks. If it is, I think I am going to go cry.

I just noticed that, too - hopefully it will change to "Pierce Brosnan re-signs as 007" by the end of the day.

Charisma? You kidding? Craig looks like he's gone five rounds with Mike Tyson. Sure he may be a great actor, but he definitely doesn't have the Bond look.

:tdown:

#163 dinovelvet

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:56 AM

Oh, how the times change... B)

I posted this before, but I guess it's worth posting again. Daniel Craig was never even a contender for the part. He was never considered.

:tdown:


I think zencat is the clear winner here :tdown:

#164 BryanHerbert

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 02:25 AM

How do you make a poll like that?

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 09:27 PM

moore is my all-time favorite, but craig is good for the action aspect of bond. in some scenes he's cute and in some scenes he's...not cute.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:39 AM

Oh, how the times change... B)

I posted this before, but I guess it's worth posting again. Daniel Craig was never even a contender for the part. He was never considered.

:tdown:


I think zencat is the clear winner here :tdown:


Indeed. I was flicking through old threads from April 2005 yesterday and I came across that exact quote. It was interesting and funny to read the comments about Daniel long before he was announced as 007. The Sun rumour ended up being true, too.

#167 jaguar007

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:25 AM

It is interesting that many of the people who said he would be the death of the series back in 2005 now praise him as the best Bond ever.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 08:57 AM

It is interesting that many of the people who said he would be the death of the series back in 2005 now praise him as the best Bond ever.


Yeah most interesting?

Edited by bond 16.05.72, 10 December 2009 - 08:57 AM.


#169 DaveBond21

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 11:46 PM

It is interesting that many of the people who said he would be the death of the series back in 2005 now praise him as the best Bond ever.


Yes, I think tdalton and Tarl-Cabot are the most surprising names on that list.

#170 Stephen Spotswood

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:57 PM

Craig is a fantastic James Bond, and I certainly approve, but no one will ever top Sean Connery.


Actually I doubt he'll ever top Timothy Dalton...

#171 AMC Hornet

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:14 AM

Don't feel like you're betraying your old favorite if you feel torn about promoting Daniel Craig from "second-only-to-Sean" to #1. The one person who would be the first to 'crown' Daniel as the best Bond ever, etc, would be...Sean Connery. If it would get the masses off his back he would personally mail Daniel the mantle. He might even pay the postage, just to be rid of the thing.

I grew up on Roger, me, and although I acknowledge that Sean was the better Bond, neither of them really got to act in the role. It was the lack of depth to the character (and lack of a partnership with EON) that drove Sean away. Roger didn't care - he just took the money and delivered the goods. It took Timothy Dalton to raise the bar of expectations, a feat many say Pierce Brosnan failed to match.

We finally have movies written for an actor, and an actor to match in the role. Let's enjoy these days - they may not last. They're bound to write a YOLT/Moonraker/DAD for Daniel before his tenure is over.

#172 Germanlady

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 06:15 AM

They're bound to write a YOLT/Moonraker/DAD for Daniel before his tenure is over.


They might write it, but he won´t play it. I highly doubt, they will have the nerve to put crap under his nose, also I feel, they are too high on at least trying to get something decent on screen to mess it up big time.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:45 AM

I love Craig's Bond....alot! I''m not sure if he would be considered my favorite yet but he is a fantastic Bond.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:56 PM

There is on other :) :tup:

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 12:28 PM

I grew up on Roger, me, and although I acknowledge that Sean was the better Bond, neither of them really got to act in the role. It was the lack of depth to the character (and lack of a partnership with EON) that drove Sean away. Roger didn't care - he just took the money and delivered the goods. It took Timothy Dalton to raise the bar of expectations, a feat many say Pierce Brosnan failed to match.

We finally have movies written for an actor, and an actor to match in the role. Let's enjoy these days - they may not last. They're bound to write a YOLT/Moonraker/DAD for Daniel before his tenure is over.


I completely disagree on the "not getting to act": yours is the view of Pierce Brosnan, who says that since leaving Bond he is now free to act. But I don't see how playing Bond isn't acting. Granted, it's no Shakespeare's Richard III, but it is nevertheless a character's performance. Why do you think different people have different views on different Bonds? Precisely because each actor's characterization of James Bond is different. That, to me, is acting. Playing James Bond in TLD is acting. Playing James Bond in TSWLM is acting.

As regards the "movie written for an actor", I also disagree: can you seriously argue that FRWL, for instance, is a poorly written movie?

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 04:03 PM

I would not presume to assign best or worse, and I do still enjoy his films but I have to say his is my least favourite portrayal of the eon series Bond to date.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:03 AM

Just a thought, since things are so quiet now, is there a way to do a poll where you can rank the Bonds? Would be curious to see how CBn members would rank them, now that Craig has had two out, and both are mature, with nothing coming in the immediate future. If a ranking poll isn't possible (where you could put them in order of preference), then a straight 'who's your favourite' poll.

#178 AgenttiNollaNollaSeitsemän

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:08 PM

In my opinion Daniel Craig is as good Bond as George Lazenby, meaning that he's second only to Sir Sean.

#179 Iceskater101

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:46 PM

In my opinion Daniel Craig is as good Bond as George Lazenby, meaning that he's second only to Sir Sean.


I like Daniel Craig a lot actually. He really embraces Bond and he just has that look of James Bond lol

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

Totally unsuitable. The look is all wrong, I've said many times he would have been fine as Le Chiffre's craggy faced hired help, or Felix Leiter (post sharkbite), but that height and attractiveness are so far off from Bond that I've spent most of the last decade thinking I've slipped into an alternate reality a la that TWILIGHT ZONE where everybody has pig faces except for two normal-pretty 'freaks.' It's funny that people all of a sudden seem to think he looks old, because he ALWAYS looked old -- and ugly. To me he even messes up the sexuality aspect -- look at the 'please pick me' expression when he is trying to get Solange into the car in CR, and you'll see pretty much everything is wrong there. It is like the old TJ HOOKER where Shatner is trying to get Lisa Hartman to go out with him -- except Shatner seems more charming. 

 

Acting-wise I've been even more disappointed, as I find his choices to be very wrong nearly all the time (surprising, since I thought he was a pretty solid actor in the past), and with the amount of influence he seems to have on the franchise, which increases exponentially, I hold him at least as responsible as Babs for getting the films to the point where now I can't imagine ever watched a new one -- I think SKYFALL is wrongheaded as well as stupid, which is what I also said about CR, but now rather than just going on rages about it, I'm just settling in with the idea that Bond is over for me in terms of new experiences.

 

I probably should have realized that when Dalton didn't come back, but I was still optimistic back then, having survived the agony of the Moore films (largely on the basis of still having John Barry, along with frequent doses of Derek Meddings and Ken Adam, to make up for the storylines and lack of character.) But shoot, I got the magic of Connery and the dead-on interp by Dalton, plus I got TAILOR OF PANAMA, which showed that Broz could have done Bond right with the proper director. And the Fleming books and the Pearson 'bio of 007' aren't going away, plus I have a pretty nice old Super-8 parody I did in high school (which anticipated SKYFALL's word association test by 37 years, and even managed to include Sir James Moloney, who SHOULD have featured in this last film.) So overall its a win, but for me Bond is dead, largely due to Craig. 






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