Shake Not: Wait for New Bond to Stir

Here’s my recent comment (I just submitted to Variety to post) on Peter Bart’s recent lament of the Daniel Craig James Bond in Variety:

Bond is evolving, and I feel like the Daniel Craig version is still establishing itself. Casino Royale was a glorious birth. I’m reserving final judgment after a few more Craig films release. Those of “this generation” who bothered to read Ian Fleming may find Craig’s interpretation closer to the mark than that of Sean Connery, (“an overgrown stunt-man” Fleming once said). Please understand I say this as one who relishes the easy style and swagger of the Rat Pack and Connery’s Bond (my original fav Bond). I suspect the Bond of popular imagination is passing through puberty. Enjoy the Quantum action short, permit their payday, and let’s employ the good taste of Ian Fleming by not opening a fine bottle of wine and rendering verdict before its time.