Yes, it’s been fifty years since Britain’s first license-to-kill operative blew onto the screen. We’ve been shaken, not stirred with all kinds of dangers and the deceptions through 23 movies. The cars get flashier, the gadgets more outrageous. And though Bonds come and go, the franchise still entices.
Is it because of the heroism? The dangerous secrets and betrayal? The sense of duty that outweighs all other considerations? Or maybe it is all of the above.
Daniel Craig brings a sense of gravity and a beleaguered intelligence, which together balance his sheer ruthlessness. I think he is the best Bond yet.
And for cheeky humor: