REVIEW: Blond Bond Bids Adieu

Daniel Craig leaves an impossibly high bar for the next Bond.
Daniel Craig leaves an impossibly high bar for the next Bond.

(Spoiler alert: While I won’t reveal any of the major plot twists featured in Spectre, some mild disclosures are required to review the film. If you want to go in blind, come back after seeing it.)

By most accounts Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes’ final James Bond entry, Spectre bears the responsibility of bringing the current incarnation of 007 to an end. As the speculation over who will suit up next rages, lets reflect on Blond Bond’s legacy.

Craig’s four films as Bond are head and shoulders above every other version of the secret agent, including Connery’s (sorry, purists). Two of them –Casino Royale and Skyfall– transcended the pre-established structure and delivered thrills and emotions fans of the franchise didn’t know existed. Vesper Lynd (Oscar-worthy performance by Eva Green) became the parameter all Bond girls were measured against. Judi Dench’s tenure as M came to a heartbreaking end at hands of a deranged supervillain with mommy issues. It has been quite a ride. Continue reading “REVIEW: Blond Bond Bids Adieu”