Although I've never been a huge Bond fan, I have seen all the movies. It's sort of an American Icon thing. Loved Sean Connery, HATED what the Roger Moore era did to the character (all totally silly gadgets and throwaway girls and fighting without a hair getting out of place) but was wooed back by Pierce Brosman who was oh so very cool, and was hesitant about accepting Daniel Craig as Bond.
But he sold me with the first movie and I found that I loved the new gritty Bond who often got injured and showed pain and sometimes a bit of fear. The second Craig Bond was a bit disappointing but that was the writing, I think.
This one? EXCELLENT! Really. Good writing, acting, fab cinematography. The villan was a bit over the top, but interesting. I'll see it again.