It seems that the popular opinion of the Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ is not an opinion that is shared by everyone.
In a recent interview for The Mail Author Anthony Horowitz blasted the 2012 Bond film and said it made him angry. The writer of the modern Bond book series even went so far as to pick the movie apart.
The author is thankfully on the same page as most he called Daniel Craig a “terrific” actor, and made it clear that he liked the “gritty” 2006 film ‘Casino Royale,’ he said that he didn’t care for either ‘Quantum of Solace’ or ‘Skyfall’.
Horowitz said: “Quantum of Solace just went wrong. Skyfall is my least favourite. I know it is heresy to say so, but it is the one Bond film I have never liked.”
He added: “Secondly, the villain wins. The villain sets out to kill M. The film finishes with the villain killing M. So why have I watched it?
And if you have to protect the head of MI6 from a madman, do you take her to a Scottish farmhouse with no weapons? And tell your bad guy where you are, so he will arrive with six people to kill her? … It’s that sort of thing that made me angry.”
Not one to spare people his opinions when asked. The writer went on to describe Idris Elba as a poor replacement for Craig because he feels the actor is to street. This comment was in reference to rumors that Elba would be next in line for the role once Craig called time on his license to kill.
“For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too “street” for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”
Craig’s fourth outing as 007, ‘Spectre,’ will be released in the UK on October 26, and in the US on November 6.
Horowitz latest Bond book ‘Trigger Mortis’ is currently in development.