Originally Posted by Pauln6
Judy Dench was great as M! However she should not have been in the prequel/reboot. The original M was a man - she even alludes to him being her predecessor in Goldeneye and yet now she is his predecessor and she promoted Bond... Plus the progession of the character from a 'bean-counter' to a much more savvy M is taking place in reverse. Nerds can't cope with such discontinuity!
Patrick is right though. If all film-makers are chasing commercial success above all else too many films will focus on a set formula of action, effects, love interests, and stereotypes instead of telling a good story. I'm so sick of irritating, arrogant, incredibly stupid American teenagers that I'm usually rooting for the serial killers and monsters. Much of the variety in film-making will be lost. Let the Right One In gets universally astoundingly good reviews and yet, as a low budget Swedish film, it isn't on at any of my local cinemas!
Casino Royale was a total restart of the Bond series, so Judy as M was ok by me.
Sadly studios are there to make money, not to make people happy.
"High Priestesses Of Zardoz" By Eliza's Starbase Of Avatars Copyright 2009."
"Zardoz Speaks To You, His Choosen Trek Fans."