Re: Daniel Craig is in a new movie called The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Sorry, I must be missing something. Craig has made some smart choices and will eclipse Bond.
Could anyone name another film he's made that has had a Huge boxoffice success
For such a serious actor ( slaps Thighs ) he's made some crap
C&A, Tin Tin, the golden compass, I'd say he's going for popularity( these arn't serious parts, just Popcorn movies ) and the big Bucks rather than any Deep meaningful roles. I can imagine the derision directed at Brosnan if he'd done it during his Tenure.
apart from QOS i don't think Craig's done an Arthouse movie
If he's sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Popular, why do so many women stay away from his Movies, Along with men Obviously. Both straight and gay.
Like Many of the Others who've Played Bond , I think you'll find.
It's BOND that makes them a Star, Not the other way Round. It's the same when an Actor leaves a Soap, They are Big stars when they are in it But nobodies when they leave.
Connery had very little success in the 70's, Lazenby disapeared. Moore basicly retired, and Dalton went back to the theater. Even Brosnan is finding it had to find success without Bond.
I know I'm not going to make many friends But, I really think alot of people here at AJB are really Craig fans first, and Bond second.
He's just like any other actor, " I'm really a serious actor, Deep roles are what I'm after " then as soon as a Big wage packet comes in, they suddenly can't get enough of the popcorn, big budget movies and " I need to know my cut of the Toys and DVD sales "
But I've said my piece and will wait for all the Craig ( Bromance) fans to come to his Defence. I know not many will back me up as Others who criticise "The great Actor" have discovered.
I'm certainly not part of the 'Bromance' contingent, and have often drawn flak due to my stated position that he is truly mis cast as Bond. However he will be the most successful Actor to play Bond, and looks set to fair best once his tenure is over. He has made a mixture of movies, appealing to differing audience profiles. I must confess that although I do think he has a strong cinematic prescence. I suspect that we may both be ' of a certain age' and in some ways I don't 'get' Craig. My wife thinks he looks like a stocky footballer, but younger women seem to go for him. We are often in agreement re the Bondiverse. I do also feel that here any whiff of criticism is treated by some as heresy. However I feel that despite my misgivings ( which are limited to Craig as Bond) he does seem to be ' Mr Zeitgeist' My position re DC has softened, and I find myself surprised by how good he could be (23 needs a more refined approach )
When his time is over, which I think will be after 23 I won't be sad, but I won't be euphoric either.
I wonder how the DC period will be regarded in the years that follow?