Spectre Was "Too Long" and Had a "Weak Story," Pierce Brosnan Says

The GoldenEye actor shares his thoughts.


James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has shared his thoughts on Spectre, the latest entry in the series. He tells HitFix that he was looking forward to the film "enormously," but says he was less-than-impressed with how the movie turned out in terms of length and content.

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"I thought it was too long," he said. "The story was kind of weak--it could have been condensed. It kind of went on too long. It really did."

Also in the interview, Brosnan praised 007 actor Daniel Craig's performance, saying Craig exhibited a "nice looseness" and had a commendable "ownership" of the superspy role. He also said Spectre, in terms of content ended up somewhere between what the Bond and Bourne franchise are historically known for.

"Spectre is neither fish nor fowl. It's neither Bond nor Bourne," he said. "Am I in a Bond movie? Not in a Bond movie?" But Daniel, in the fourth go-round, has ownership of it. He had a nice looseness to him."

Brosnan went on to say that he thinks Craig will be back for another Bond movie in the future, a film that he says would benefit from a "tighter" story.

"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," he said. "Just get a tighter story, and he'll have another classic."

Get the full story at HitFix.

Spectre opened in the UK at the end of October and was released in the US in November. The film enjoyed the second-strongest opening in Bond history, behind only 2012's Skyfall.

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