Bricks wrote:Agreed on Casino Royale. I would rank it up there with Thunderball or From Russia With Love, which are two of my favorites. Brosnan's first was great, probably a top fiver for me, but each of his got progressively less interesting. The last one was just abysmal: Brosnan seemed to go through the motions, and the plot was as hokey as something from the Roger Moore films. Only difference, it wasn't meant to be campy like the Moore movies.
Right before Casino Royale was released, Brosnan gave an interview that basically bashed the producers of the series for taking any edginess out of the Bond franchise and hiring shitty writers. Basically he was pissed that he never got to nail somebody on-screen, and that the movies became way too ridiculous. I never saw the last Brosnan movie, but I would agree with him as to why the series faltered.