I'm going to go ahead and start this blog off by saying what could possibly be the most controversial thing ever said here on My Pet Blog...or possibly, anywhere else in the world. Are you ready?
Daniel Craig is the best Bond ever.
This will outrage some of you, I'm sure. Some of you may even be screaming "WHAT?!?!?!" at your monitors right about now. I know some people love Roger Moore or Sean Connery (my second choice, definitely) or even Pierce Brosnan. And I know of one person (all right, one television character) who thinks that "Timothy Dalton should win an oscar and beat Sean Connery over the head with it!" (Bonus points if you Name That Reference!)
But I have to say Daniel Craig kicks ass. Both literally and figuratively. Did you see the opening to Casino Royale? The opening fight scene on the crane and in the Embassy? Or what about the hotel fight scene in Quantum of Solace? This Bond does not screw around-- although he does actually screw around later in the film (wouldn't be a Bond film otherwise)-- but you know what I mean.
A Bond who comes with nifty gadgets is cool. I mean, who wouldn't want a rocket belt (Thunderball) or a projectile shooting cigarette (You Only Live Twice) or a watch equipped with a laser beam cutting tool (Never Say Never Again)? Daniel Craig's Bond does have his share of nifty gadgets (an Aston Martin will a glove box filled with weapons and a defibrillator...not to mention the bulletproof windshield) but more importantly he has the ability to beat up bad guys with his bare hands. And that's what I really like in my 007s. Plus, there's this:
Hello, Salty Goodness!
Next up is Jason Bourne. I haven't read the books but I have seen the movies and they most definitely kick ass. They are among my favorite action movies. Jason Bourne doesn't have any fancy gadgets. Nope. He beats guys up with whatever's lying around. Nothing handy but a pen? No problem! Pretty soon, you're going to have a pile of unconscious and/or dead bad guys. Plus, nobody drives like Jason Bourne. Did you see The Bourne Identity? I needed Dramamine to get through that Paris car chase. And I loved every minute of it. Here it is, for your motion sickness pleasure: