All any of this proves is that if one criticizes CR here, he can expect to be countered senselessly, even at the expense of reason.
Well, the problem here is that you only see your own reasons, isn't it? I'm perfectly happy for anyone to criticise CR, and have criticisms of my own, but unfortunately some of your particular criticisms are nonsensical e.g. Craig isn't enough of a bookworm - oh, hang on a minute, this film was about getting back to Fleming, who clearly stated that Bond wasn't a reader. Which is the senseless argument there?
Spynovelfan, these transitions you mention were in fact jarring in tone, YES. However, in none of the afformentioned was the audience asked to pretend as if none of the previous adventures ever happened. That is stupid, desperate and undermining.
So I imagine you felt similarly stupid, desperate and undermined in LALD, TLD and GE? I don't remember being told in CR that none of the previous adventures never happened. Where was that part? Was there a little man standing in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, like the Channel 4 sign language man, instructing us? I missed him, how careless of me.
My wish to see Bond smoke is a criticism of the neo-Bond-manifesto philosophy of the producers which existed long before CR. Can we expand outside of "defend Daniel Craig at all cost!" It's boring.
Is it Daniel Craig or the producers? I'm all for Fleming purity but let's be realistic. In this day and age a man who needs to be at Bond's level of physical fitness is highly unlikely to smoke.
Noah, Bond DOES in fact do lots of homework when not on assignment, brother. Don't be daft.
You say this as if you know Bond personally. Is he your best mate? Do you go to the pub together? Are you his wing man when out on the pull? Tell me how you've come to this conclusion and I'll be quite happy to agree with you, as long as your evidence holds more weight than most of your previous arguments. If you mean he practices shooting on the range, fair enough, but much as I'd like Bond to be a reader, he's not. As stated by his creator. Do you know better than Ian Fleming, Chanoch?
Oh, and it's aforementioned, not 'afformentioned'.