Monday, December 3, 2012
A more realistic James Bond
John O'Sullivan writes in praise of Skyfall -- the most recent 007 movie -- over at National Review Online: Skyfall Approaches Realism. I think that O'Sullivan is spot-on, both in his critique of the James Bond movies and in his suggestion that Jeremy Northam would make a great James Bond (he was a fantastic Thomas More in the Tudors series). While the Daniel Craig version of Bond isn't quite as good as Sean Connery version, it is considerably better than the depths to which the franchise had fallen during the Roger More era. Skyfall is a move in the right direction for the 007 movies. I hope the next sequels keep moving more in the direction of Ian Fleming's original characterization.