Welcome to the NEW DCinB.com!

WELCOME TO THE NEW DanielCraigisnotBond!

James Bond didn’t need a reboot, but this website did. Its origins were as a site arguing that Pierce Brosnan should be kept on as Bond and calling for a boycott of Casino Royale. However, the consensus on our forum was that this no longer reflected our aims as an online community. This site has acquired a new function. Casino Royale created a sort of herd mentality on other Bond fansites. Those critical of the current orthodoxy on Craig have been made to feel unwelcome on the traditional James Bond forums and most have either left, had their account deleted, or stopped posting altogether. The Daniel Craig is not Bond forum provides a haven where people are free to debate the current direction of the Bond franchise in a democratic fashion.

THIS IS NOT A DANIEL CRAIG HATE SITE. Daniel Craig is not the devil, merely a talented actor who we feel was miscast as James Bond. For some of us, the issue is the fact that he looks so unlike any of the previous actors to play the role or any general conception of James Bond. Others feel that he appears too uncouth compared to the suave Bond we know and love. This was a widespread view when his name was first linked to the part, even from those who mysteriously fell into line when he was cast in November 2005.

Many of us are also unhappy at the decision to “reboot” the series, ignoring the previous 20 Bond films and starting the series again from scratch. We feel this was an unnecessary and cynical move, aimed at expanding the fanbase by disparaging a series of films that we love. Whilst few of us would object to the series changing to reflect audience tastes, Casino Royale and its attendant publicity seemed to send out the message to long term Bond fans that the previous films were all rubbish and you were idiots for enjoying them. Casino Royale set out to be a Bond film for people who don’t like Bond films. Well, that ain’t us! If this is Bond 2.1, then we preferred Bond 1.0.

  4 comments for “Welcome to the NEW DCinB.com!

  1. Kevin jay
    September 26, 2011 at 4:22 am

    I am a long time bond fan. So far I consider the new series to be the better of the two.

  2. Rev. Marc Fuller
    November 1, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I have been collecting Bond ephemora since the early 1960′s. I raed all of Ian Flemings books long before I saw Sean Connery’s interpretation of Bond. For me, Sean Connery was never Bond! Even Fleming himself had misgivings about his casting as Bond. George Lazenby at least did his own stunts and was given bad advice as to whether he should continue as 007. Roger Moore… the less said about him the better. Timothy Dalton brought a harder edge to Bond which pierce Brosnan borrowed as his own. Finally we come to Daniel Craig who has done what some deemed impossible he brought new life to the James Bond films. Yes… he has blonde hair (while Connery sported a not so great toupee) Yes, he does his own stunts and is more capable than any other actor who has aspired to be Bond. I fully support Craig as the most talented gifted and most of all believable actor to take on the role of Ian Fleming’s cold blooded assassin known as “Bond… James Bond.”

  3. William Sirman Th.D.
    July 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I agree, Craig is a good actor, but alas… he’s no Bond! What next, being an American I have always lamented Sherlock Holmes being taken over by a non-brit, and in many ways Craig is as out of place as Bond, as Downey is as Holmes. I do enjoy the new Holmes movies, and the new kick-started Bond movies are better than no bond at all. I rememebr watching Moore, and Pierce, before their 007 debues… and said to myself… “Indeed… there’s the next Bond!”

  4. james
    December 26, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    i was quite disappointed to find out that Daniel craig would be bond.but i thought it would be okay if they dyed his hair and eyebrows that would at least show off his blue eyes or something.but apparently that what martin Campbell suggested but craig refused.So a 5ft 10 blond actor was cast as bond who should be at least 183 and with dark hair and eye brows.I was very disappointed.
    i did stick with it but in the end I came to the conclusion,i just don’t like him in the role.he has none of the style panache or looks for Bond.So I cannot wait for him to go.

    Barbara broccoli has other ideas however…………

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