"Mike Myers F—ed us" Says Daniel Craig About Why Bond Is So Dark Now
As a fan of classic James Bond movies, I'm very happy with the direction that the franchise has been headed toward with Skyfall and the recently announced Spectre. While still putting on a few of the tropes of the older films, the new movies are still a lot darker and more realistic. Cinemablend dug up an old quote that feels really prescient after the announcement of Spectre. GeekTyrant Editor, Mick Joest wrote up a great intro to what Specte is, shortly, Bond's greatest enemy from the classic movies and books.
Daniel Craig on why his Bond is so much darker:
The truth of it is that I always had this plan in my head is that we got to make them and begin them again and bring all that back in, but it had to happen the way it did. I can't see it happening any other way. We had to destroy the myth because Mike Myers fucked us - I am a huge Mike Myers fan, so don't get me wrong - but he kind of fucked us; made it impossible to do the gags. What I am proudest of in Skyfall is the lightness of touch we've been able to bring to back into it but not lose the drama and the action.
With Q and Moneypenny being reintroduced in Skyfall, the groundwork for the return of more classic Bond tropes has been laid, and I'm very excited.