- M: This may be too much for a blunt instrument to understand... any thug can kill. I want you to take your ego out of the equation.
Bond: So you want me to be half-monk, half-hitman?
M: I knew it was too early to promote you.
Bond: Well I understand double-o's have a very short life expectancy.
Daniel Craig's Bond doesn't so much duck the question or get snarky, but takes it head on. He bluntly (to borrow a descriptor from M) let's her know that it's his life being put on the line constantly, and that there's a good chance that there may not be much of that life to live. As such, the normal morays of society don't apply, so bugger off, thank you very much. It's a refreshingly direct approach to the character.Which leads right into the second. Daniel Craig's Bond, in the brief glimpses shown, is a different kind of Bond. As M said, a blunt instrument, but moreso I would say he is dangerous. This new Bond is feral, intimidating and lethal, and for the first time (yes, even including Connery) you get the feeling you don't want to go up against this guy. But you definitely will be lining up to see him in the theater.