Pierce Brosnan is speaking up about the latest James Bond movie “Spectre.”
The former James Bond star shared his thoughts about the movie during an interview with HitFix where he discussed his latest project “No Escape.” Brosnan, who played the British agent in four films released from 1995 to 2002, shared that he was “looking forward to it enormously,” however, he was disappointed with "Spectre" after seeing the film.
“I thought it was too long,” he told HitFix. “The story was kind of weak -- it could have been condensed. It kind of went on too long. It really did.”
Brosnan also compared the latest Bond movie with the famous Jason Bourne franchise, noting some similarities between the two. “[‘Spectre’] is neither fish nor fowl,” he said. “It’s neither Bond nor Bourne. Am I in a Bond movie? Not in a Bond movie?”
However, the “Mamma Mia” star only had praises for Daniel Craig, who has acted in four Bond movies since Brosnan’s last 007 film. “Daniel, in the fourth go-round, has ownership of it,” he mentioned during his HitFix interview. “He had a nice looseness to him.”
Brosnan even described Craig as a “mighty warrior” and commented on how the actor has found a “great sense of himself” in "Spectre" given the touch of playfulness that Craig brought to the character, along with the one-liners. “Just get a tighter story,” he added. “And he’ll have another classic.”
When Hitfix asked the former James Bond actor about Craig’s previous comments of not doing another Bond film. Brosnan shared that he understood what Craig may have meant with his sarcastic comments.
“I think the guy was just fairly banjaxed by playing it,” he told Hitfix. “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.”
Meanwhile, in an August interview with USA Today, Brosnan admitted that he wanted to make “a classic” as a possible future movie project and shared that he’s drawn to period pieces. He also stated that the “passion is still there” to participate in projects that will be an “unexpected surprise” even to himself. Brosnan continued on explaining that he would really like for his next job or film to be something that will “rock the world.” He added, “To create something that's bedazzling, beguiling, bewitching."