Winner of Esquire Magazine’s coveted Best Dressed Male award in 2006 and achieving 7th in Elle Magazine’s 15 Sexiest Men poll in 2007, Daniel Craig is known for little else. What’s that? James Bond you say? Never heard of it.
Probably the best Bond of the new era, Skyfall is an assured and at times jaw-droppingly beautiful action film. Veering slightly more towards the ludicrous excesses of the Bond of old, Skyfall simultaneously maintains the grittier, more modern style, making it an anniversary throwback and a distinctly modern Bond film all at once. Obsessed with the spectre of death and being replaced, Skyfall doesn’t actually have a great deal to say on those topics, but it does have a memorable baddie (finally!) – and if the climax is disappointing, it’s only in comparison to the mastery of the rest of it.
More like WINDFALL, right? Stupid Monday.
JAMES, YOUR SUITS GET SO DUSTY THESE DAYS
We like that confidence, Eon. We like it a lot.
STILL QUITE BORING
Yesterday we reported that Alec Baldwin may be set to join upcoming threequel, Men in Black III. Are Tamara Drewe star Gemma Arterton and District 9‘s Sharlto Copley set to follow suit?
James Bond, agent of Her Majesty’s Secret Service, is a hero and inspirational figure, right? WRONG! If he was real, James Bond would be the worst human being who ever lived; Adolf Hitler had more moral fibre than this womanising drunk. With James Bond Ian Fleming created a monster, not a role model, and here’s why.
Thanks to some excellent blagging (and no small amount of sexual favours) we at Best For Film are off to the Centurion premiere in Leicester Square this Sunday. But before we can tell you how it was, we might as well fill you in on what it’s all about.