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The unavoidable shouting match playing out ad nausea in every facet of western humanity.
Whatever the reason for the delay of No Time To Die’s release, whether it be the noble, heroic effort to save lives as spelled out in the MI6-HQ “open letter” or a cynical attempt to maximize the money this film makes by insuring there’ll be more butts in seats come November, the one positive side effect will be more time for the controversy surrounding this film to cool down. For the last six months plus it’s been wall to wall outrage over female 007, tampons and all around “wokeness.” So hopefully this seven month delay will give the film a chance to distance itself from this turmoil.
Daniel Craig: “We struggled to keep Trump out of this film, but of course it is there. It’s always there, whether it’s Trump or whether it’s Brexit or whether it’s Russian influence on elections or whatever.”
Ugh, here we go!
Craig makes his statement in this article from GQ magazine, your go to source for the latest in douche bag culture, that is when you can’t find a copy of Esquire of course.
Next issue’s cover boys.
Craig handles himself in his usual urbane, gentlemanly manner:
Not to be outdone, Lashana Lynch chimed in over at the Telegraph with her own terminal case of foot in mouth disease. Essentially stating Bond is nothing more than an office pervert.
Your bust line has me shaken and stirred!
I could write an entire series of rants based on these articles alone, but I can’t muster the “quantum of solace” necessary to undertake the task. Reporting on 21st century Bond has become tedious, I’m finding the task of covering these soapy melodramas more and more tiresome.
Oh look more anti Bond vitriol from the stars of his latest film.
After Craig’s comments, right on cue all the politically charged pundits came galloping out to do battle. Some of which ironically have life sized posters of the craggy one over their shoulders as they rail against the man! All it took was Craig stating the obvious about his politics to send these folks running for pitchforks. Apparently these wunderkind haven’t been paying attention, four years ago Craig threw his support behind devout communist Bernie Sanders.
The name’s Breadlines… Long Breadlines.
Then there’s this:
So to be taken aback by Craig’s comments seems a bit foolish.
I can’t believe Daniel Craig would ever spout leftist polemics!
As to the comments themselves, politics in film have their place and Dan has every right to his opinion, however to interject those opinions into an action adventure film meant as a bit of escapist entertainment seems misguided and decadent. I’m not saying there is no place in Bond for political themes or current events, they’ve been done almost since the beginning, however the more political the story the more dated the film and the politics were never partisan… at least until now.
New poster for No Time To Die?
Look I’m no fan of the Donald, I didn’t care much for him before he got into politics and I can’t say I’ve gained any newfound respect for the man since. I’m also no fan of the left, their screeching has become insufferable, as a political agnostic I’m suspicious of politicians of ether party stripe. So to shoehorn such divisive themes into Bond is just bad business, you kill a good portion of your audience immediately and the rest will avoid it out of political fatigue. What Hollywood, the media and the left at large don’t understand, is the more they keep shouting about Trump the more they sound like Chicken Little and we stop listening.
The Trump is falling!!!!!!!!!!
It seems the orange man is permeating every facet of life to the point of revulsion. Whether pro or con I can’t stand still for 10 seconds without hearing someone screaming about Trump and I’m bloody well tired of it!
Somebody mention my name?
I, as I’m sure is the case for most of you, watch Bond films to escape the trials and tribulations of life and now it seems Danny Craig and his rag tag team of literary guns for hire have seen to the end of that. Speaking of the crafting of Bond films under Craig’s tenure, he had this to say:
“I’ve kept my mouth shut before and I’ve stayed out of it and I’ve respected it and I’ve regretted that I did.”
So what do we make of this rambling set of non sequiturs? Dan regrets respecting Bond? But I thought he was the purest form of the character? It also seems old Craig’s memory is fading, that or he’s hoping ours is. I recall when Craig was pressed into writing duties for Quantum Of Solace due to the writer’s strike and the producer credits he got on Skyfall and SPECTRE. But now I guess we are meant to believe he had nothing to do with those films and it is finally now he gets to contribute! Each successive film in the Craig era has been worse than the one before and with each film Craig has been given more and more input, coincidence? Well I wouldn’t expect any less from a man who has countlessly stated his disdain for the material.
Needs more polarizing rhetoric
I guess now we can also add Craig’s name to the rotating list of seven scribes to have contributed to this film by committee, what was that old saying about too many cooks?
Production meeting on No Time To Die.
A few other odd tidbits from the GQ article:
Once again some free advertising for the site:
“Outraged fans set up websites – blondnotbond.com, danielcraigisnotbond.com – to register their displeasure.”
Thanksh again old boy!
You know I don’t really know who owns the DCINB site, I was just plucked from the forum some time ago and given the honor to write here. Considering how much this site is mentioned in sanctioned EON propaganda, I have to wonder if it isn’t in fact owned and operated by EON themselves?
If so then…
Well played EON, well played indeed!
Upon completion of shooting “Craig’s stunt double was in tears.” I bet he was, I can’t imagine there being much call for an aging, plug ugly doppelganger willing to throw himself off of buildings these days.
Out of a job.
And as for the iron lady of EON, Barbara Broccoli, that pinnacle of strong willed womanhood. She is quoted on the subject of Craig’s departure thusly: “Honestly, I don’t know, I can’t… I don’t want to think about it.” There she goes pulling that duvet over her head again!
That caption has never been truer.
Then there was this:
The spray tan is strong with this one!
That photo is from the deepest recesses of the most fertile crescent in the uncanny valley. How is it Craig’s skin is smoother now at 51 than it was 15 years ago in Casino Royale when he was 38?
I guess the world will never know.
Looking at that photo above all that comes to mind is this:
I hear EON is already working to cast him as the next Bond!
On a personal note, take care and stay healthy during these trying times everyone, remember like Craig as Bond nothing lasts forever!