As an action trailer, that worked for me. I have a lot of baggage with the Bond franchise, and I’m doing my best to check it on a film by film basis. All I ask of any Bond film now when I walk in is to be entertained by a big-budget action thriller that plays at least a little smart and manages to contain the smirking to a bare minimum.
This one looks cool. Lee Tamahori hasn’t really made a great American film yet, but maybe this is where he steps up and really makes a name for himself.
As always, I want to believe the best, and that trailer certainly gives me reason to hope.