Bond on Bond – Brosnan gives his views on Spectre

Pierce Brosnan has not held back in a recent interview with HitFix, in which he gave his opinion on the latest James Bond film Spectre, calling it “weak”.

The former 007 actor has shared views on the franchise previously, regarding the decisions to who may replace Daniel Craig.

Now he has came out and told us what he thought about the latest instalment.

“I was looking forward to it enormously,” said Brosnan. “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.”

He said that the film didn’t feel like a Bond film. He added “It’s neither Bond nor Bourne. Am I in a Bond movie? Not in a Bond movie?”.

Brosnan played the English spy in a total of four films, not all of which gained favourable reviews.

Despite his views on Spectre, he did have some very kind words for the main star Daniel Craig.

“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.”

Always one to have a laugh with the press. (© –

Amidst rumours that this could be Craig’s last venture, which certainly haven’t been denied by Craig himself, Brosnan believes he’ll be happy to jump straight back in once he’s had some time away from the role.

“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,” Brosnan said, adding, “Give him another year off here, and he’ll be ready to rock and roll for sure.”

Although people may agree with Brosnan, it’s clearly not been that much of an issue considering how well the film is doing. Spectre has earned over half a billion dollars worldwide, and is still going strong.

Check out my review of Spectre to see what I thought about the film. 


Cameron Frew


Be sure to let me know in the comments what you think about Brosnan’s comments, or send a tweet to @frew_cameron.


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Cameron Frew

Freelance film writer. Words on Flickering Myth, Bloody Disgusting, Movie Corner UK and Jumpcut Online. My five favourite films are: 1. The Goonies 2. Forrest Gump 3. The Shawshank Redemption 4. Warrior 5. Whiplash

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