Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnanfinds the 24th Bond film, Spectre, too long and feels it has a weak storyline.
Brosnan, who played the coveted role on the big screen in four films from 1995 to 2002, recently watched the Daniel Craig-starrer and was not impressed.
“I was looking forward to it enormously. I thought it was too long. The story was kind of weak it could have been condensed. It kind of went on too long. It really did,” Brosnan said.
“(Spectre) is neither fish nor fowl. It’s neither Bond nor Bourne. Am I in a Bond movie? Not in a Bond movie?” the actor continued while noting the similarities with the famous Matt Damon franchise.
He, however, was all praise for Craig’s performance.
“But Daniel, in the fourth go-round, has ownership of it. He had a nice looseness to him. He’s a mighty warrior, and I think he found a great sense of himself in this one with the one-liners and a nice playfulness there. Just get a tighter story, and he’ll have another classic.”
Craig’s previous comments suggested that he does not want to be linked to another Bond movie again.
He has since explained that it was all sarcasm, and Brosnan understands where his fellow on-screen secret agent was coming from.
“I think the guy was just fairly banjaxed by playing it. By the time you finish making a Bond movie, you don’t want to hear the name, see the name or have anything to do with it because you just want to go to ground,” the 62-year-old star said, but added that after some time off, Craig would be ready to tackle the role for another round.
“Give him another year off here, and he’ll be ready to rock and roll for sure.”