One question Daniel Craig would be asking himself daily- was it a wise decision to do the Bond? He is unfortunate to be one of the most shouted down star despite being handsome and talented. The reason being he is supposed to play a character different from what the fans expects.
Brosnan, arguable the best loved Bond, built a brand around the Bond movies. Before he could immortalize himself, the Warner Bros. put Craig on the hot seat.
The present Bond movies are not slick and stylish, but raw and powerful. He is on a personal mission of vengeance and Craig does exactly what the script asks him to. Eventually he would be building his own set of admirers. Until then he will have to hold on.
I am a great fan of Craig and loved the movie from Scene 1. I admit, it resembled Bourne in a lot of aspects. But there is no style when killing is done for personal vengeance.
The locations are perfect, the editing is good and pacy. The screenplay is good enough for an action movie. The female leads didn’t have much work to do and there is a shirtless scene of Bond for the ladies to go ga-ga.
The Bond villains were always influenced by the social and political circumstances of the times. Thankfully, the Islamic terrorists are left alone and Bond chases an evil business man who tries to buy out the natural resources of a poor country.
Thank God the liberals on their way to conquer H-Wood