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‘The story was kind of weak - it kind of went on too long’ – Pierce Brosnan not impressed with Spectre

Published 18/11/2015 | 12:10

Dublin sojourn: Pierce Brosnan is shooting a movie here and renting a house on Dublin 4’s Wellington Road
Dublin sojourn: Pierce Brosnan is shooting a movie here and renting a house on Dublin 4’s Wellington Road

It has been 20 years since Pierce Brosnan starred in Goldeneye, and it seems he may be despairing of how the franchise has changed.

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The most recent instalment, Spectre, film broke records in every territory in which it was released, but Brosnan has revealed he was disappointed with aspects of the movie.

He told HitFix, "I was looking forward to it enormously.

"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.”

Brosnan, who played 007 in four films altogether, is also not convinced by Bond leaning towards the frenetic pacing of Bourne.

"[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?"

Pierce Brosnan in Spectre mash-up video
Pierce Brosnan in Spectre mash-up video

However, the Irish actor was full of praise for Daniel Craig's portrayal of the British spy.

"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."

Also, speaking to DigitalSpy, Brosnan revealed he thoroughly enjoyed the YouTube mash-up depicting him as the star of Spectre.

 I thoroughly enjoyed that," he said.  "I thought it was a real kick in the pants. I saw it on my iPhone and I was in a hotel somewhere, on my travels, and I thought, 'What is this?'

"I viewed it and I took it as a delightful comment on my work as an actor and just revelled in it. It was a lovely little tribute to the world I'd made. But there is only one Bond, and that's Daniel Craig, so there you have it. But it was a kick in the pants."

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