While he was talking about his thriller ‘No Escape’ Brosnan was asked about his opinion on new the 007 outing ‘Spectre’.
“I was looking forward to it enormously,” said Brosnan, who played James Bond in four films from 1995 to 2002.
Brosnan’s first bond film Goldeneye (1995) is 20 years old; the film marked a reboot of the franchise similar to Craig’s Casino Royale (2006).
“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.”
The Irish actor acknowledged that the recent Bond films’ are modelled off the Jason Bourne franchise which prefer a level of real world realism instead of invisible cars or exploding pens frequent in the Brosnan-era 007.
“[‘Spectre’] is neither fish nor fowl. It’s neither Bond nor Bourne. Am I in a Bond movie? Not in a Bond movie?” Brosnan said. “But Daniel, in the fourth go-round, has ownership of it. He had a nice looseness to him.”
Craig’s predecessor continued with his praise for the current Bond actor: “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.”