A tougher Bond: fine. Daniel Craig's Bond isn't the Bond of the books. Not at all. Contrary to popular belief, there WAS humour in Fleming's writing, although not as much as in the Moore films. And I'll admit, those Moore films were OTT and camp but they were so, so much FUN. I loved, adored and cherished those films. The books were a lot of FUN too. FUN: that's what I miss.
All there was in CR was dreariness, seriousness, blondness, sweariness, down-to-earth relentless, grey, lower class, unsmiling, chavvy, pikey, nasty, unglamourous, never ending, unintelligable rot. Oh, gosh! That outpouring makes me feel so much better.