March 21, 2007, 9:11 pm
A few months back, Jed Babbin and I debated the choice of Daniel Craig to play the new 007. I had seen the movie, Jed had not. Well, with the release of Casino Royale on DVD this past week, here is Jed’s flip-flop:
OK, much as I hate to admit it, Daniel Craig is a darned good James Bond. Not a great one, mind you. He’s sufficiently violent, but crude. At one point, Judi Dench (always great as M) calls him a “blunt instrument,” which is true of Craig’s character. It’s not the suave-but-deadly, cynical and occasionally humorous Bond I like. But he does satisfy and though the movie wasn’t very good in my estimation, I still owe ya lunch. Best, Jed.
I’ll settle for a nice, stiff martini instead Jed. Thanks!