Originally Posted by Roysten
Die Another Day was definitely outlandishly stunt, gadget and gimmick oriented over anything else, I was disappointing in that film and even though I liked Brosnan I felt it was time for things to move on.
Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace have taken it a bit too far the other way though IMO, a lot darker and heavier with all the fun gone, I enjoyed Q and the one-liners. This new film seems to be straddling a kind of middle ground which has me optimistic and hopefully will work out well.
Indeed. Sure, in the last decade many movies have serious and dark tones and we had to see Bond's love trauma which explains why he is a player who never falls in love again in later life but one does not have to go to such extremes.
It certainly won't hurt if this new movie gets some of the typical Bondish playfulness back.