Licence to Whine

Stand in front of me and say that.
Daniel Craig just can’t catch a break. After a huge search to find a new James Bond, the iconic British spy, the actor got the nod.

It’s a huge role, vaulting any actor who snags it into the international spotlight. You’d think it would be a time to celebrate, foregoing the shaken martinis and cracking open the champagne.

And perhaps he is, but there is some serious opposition to the “blonde Bond.” A group of 007 fans is seriously unhappy with the choice.

"How can a short, blond actor with the rough face of a professional boxer and a penchant for playing killers, cranks, cads and gigolos pull off the role of a tall, dark, handsome and suave secret agent?" asks the site

The complainers are calling for a boycott of any film with Craig in it and are calling for Pierce Brosnan to be reinstated. I agree that Brosnan was an excellent Bond and he did get unceremoniously pushed out of the role, I also understand what the producers are doing.

Casino Royale is meant to hark back to a younger, harder Bond of the Ian Flemming novels, a more youthful, realistic and cold character, a la Jason Bourne. They are reinventing the franchise by returning to the origins of the character, much like Batman has recently done. It’s a good idea.

The petitioners don’t appear to be complaining about this, just about he physical appearance of Craig, which is a fantastically superficial complaint. They also say there have been five great Bonds. Anyone who says George Lazenby and Timothy Dalton were great Bonds are clearly dillusional.

Previous Bond posts:
Royale Flush
My Gossip Runneth Over
Shaken and Stirred
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
The Bond is Dead, Long Live the Bond


  1. They're also attacking his manhood now. All of these haters will shut up the day the film is released and people realize what a great actor / magnetic presence he is.

  2. I just don't get it - they are complaining about his looks? I know Hollywood can get hung up on a pretty face, but what about acting. I think he is a great choice. I'd sign a petition for him excpet he's already got the role.