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Daniel Craig as James Bond 007
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Why Daniel Craig turned out to be one of the best 007 in history
by Alonso Martínez
December 17, 2019
Although few believed that Daniel Craig was going to be a good James Bond, the actor managed to position himself as one of the best in history.
No one believed in Daniel Craig to play James Bond. He looked too serious, he was light-eyed blond, and he looked considerably thin. While Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Roger Moore were flirtatious, funny and quite stocky men, Daniel Craig's 007 represented a new era, less comical and more focused on the action of a true M16 agent. The result was perfect, as it gave new life to a franchise that could stay in the past, and managed to rebuild a character that would now be rejected and designated as macho.
First let's talk about the attitude: Daniel Craig arrived with a serious look, a slightly more subtle humor and a desire to die that had not been seen before in the tapes of 007, and it is precisely that last element that made him so important in This new era, as it shows an agent damaged by violence, who only continues to do his job because he is too good at it, and because since we began to follow him, his past seems to haunt him, thus representing his complete regret of past lives.
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, scriptwriters of all of Craig's films, seem to have grown over the years alongside James Bond, as they took him to a higher evolutionary point. Despite working with an old character, they renewed it by creating more layers within the character, showing that he is more than an agent who enjoys violence and women, but a human being with complex problems.
Similar to Tony Soprano of The Sopranos, James Bond, under the skin of Daniel Craig, also served as a representation of toxic masculinity and how a man is not willing to accept that he has problems, and prefers to continue risking his life rather than accept His psychological traumas.
The best tape that Craig gave us, and the one that will be remembered as the one that defined his time is Skyfall, which dismantles everything we know about James Bond and returns it to its most basic point, as an out of order Agent who discovers that not even the organization he works for is what he believed, which causes him a certain identity crisis. However, he clings to his own beliefs, moving on, trying to survive.
Although Pierce Brosnan's tapes did show a risky side to spy life (leaving the absurdity of the 60s and 70s), they lacked a clear identity. It never seemed that something affected the protagonist, and the day always ended safely with happiness, which no longer happens so much in the stories of Daniel Craig.
Similarly, an important element within Craig's tapes is the connection. While in the past Bond went from problem to problem as if it were in a series of the Bugs Bunny type, currently every action has a direct consequence in its future and from Casino Royale to No Time To Die a single story will be told, thus creating a solid background for the character and a unique journey. In fact, this could be the first time that Bond has a clear ending, since the old actors simply left the role without explaining their destiny.
Also, Daniel Craig seems to perfectly embody a British spirit more faithful to the present than the old Bond. Maintains style, is elegant, polite, slightly daring but stays on the edge of everything, watching from afar. Also, Craig is so intrepid that he makes his own stunts and has in fact had several injuries on the set.
Of course, this does not mean that Craig is perfect or that all his scripts have been effective in moving the character forward. For example, in Skyfall, Bond enters a shower with Monica Belluci's character after she murders her husband, and has sex with her. It is unreal, and it shows that there is still a bit of machismo in the script. And, in fact, Specter, it was a complete setback in terms of narrative, since it served as a tribute to the classic films, and that was precisely his mistake.
However, Daniel Craig definitely meant a revolution for the character and without him, maybe we wouldn't have James Bond tapes. The important thing is that the actor is still about to give us one more film, which could cement his status as one of the best spies in film history. In addition, that last script will be polished by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), considered one of the best contemporary writers. So we just have to wait to see the end of this revolution and see what the future holds.