Isn't the more brutish, less-clever violence part of Fleming's Bond?
The numbing, brutish, less-clever violence and sensitive realism will divert you from the thievery of the character's soul.
Well, "brilliant intellect" sounds less like Fleming's Bond and more like Cubby's Bond, but still, Craig's Bond seems quite smart indeed. Furthermore, Craig's Bond demonstrates a spirit of hedonism and a distaste for authority.
And his chief method of rebellion came from a brilliant intellect which he used to armour a spirit of hedonism and distaste for authority. But I digress.
Bond should be sexist. The films themselves shouldn't be. And Bond is quite certainly sexist in CASINO ROYALE.
Because although some may find the older films slow and perhaps sexist, (whatever, girls I know prefer the older femmes) they appear to to me infinitely more sophisticated and artistic.
Isn't CASINO ROYALE set almost entirely in glorious, beautiful locales? In fact, CASINO ROYALE feels like the most exotic and glamorous Bond adventure in ages.
Will the setting be an industrial warehouse or the penthouse of Willard White.
I'd argue that CASINO ROYALE has quite a lot of rhythm and pace. But that's just me.
Will the story unfold with rhythm and pace, or will we just assume that action will overcome any pacing issues.
When has Bond ever been presented as tipsy in the films? And I can't think of many examples where Bond has been tipsy in Fleming's novels, either.
Will the sight of a tipsy Bond offend the reputation of intelligence agencies the world over.
Well, I think there are plenty of melodic sections to the score for CASINO ROYALE, including Vesper's very memorable theme.
Will the music be abrasive without a discernible melody or will there be more subtlety and perhaps an attempt to decipher John Barry's use of music.
Umm... isn't Bond's intellect fairly large in CASINO ROYALE? I mean, he is a rather smart cookie, and his wit is impeccable. And isn't he certainly a remarkably efficient agent - a little cocky, but efficient nonetheless?
Now is not the time to surrender the novelty of Bonds intellect and efficiency in all areas which probably bewilder his fellow double 0's.
See, the "not a hair out of place" element is not a requisite for Bond, if you ask me. In fact, I rather dislike that element of the Bondian persona and thought it was wisely chucked.
We should always wonder exactly how his hair is still in place and his collar isn't ruffled despite the fact he just saved the world. He would be annoying in real life, but we would have no choice but to bow down.
That wasn't part of Fleming's Bond or early Connery Bond (and arguably later Connery Bond as well). Bond should look messy when its called for him to look messy.