God bless whoever decided this scene needed to be in the movie.
See, JJ? This is how you do SKIN in a movie. :-)
THIS. The Craig!Bond movies have shamelessly pandered to a female audience alongside the traditional male fans, and I am quite grateful to them.
Also, BC in the deleted shower scene looks every bit as buff as Craig!Bond. HE’S AS BUFF AS JAMES BOND, PEOPLE. EAT YOUR HEART OUT, PINE AND QUINTO.
*ahem* Sorry, gotta get back to packing now.
okay, yeah, skin, guys. but look at the characterization he’s showing!!
this bond gets fucked up. he gets bloody.
he acts like things hurt. in that third gif he looks like he’s as worried as any other normal human about the head wound that won’t stop bleeding (because they never do and they are the scariest)
and he combats these things the only way he knows how, with a quick patch job and some whisky. alone. because he has to operate alone.
but you *never* see this sort of thing in classic bond movies. ever. he comes out unscratched practically every time. it’s like he’s a superhero. but that’s not book!bond.
*this* is book!bond.
there has never been a james bond as close to fleming canon as craig.
yes, he’s hot. yes, he panders to the female gaze. and i appreciate all of those things, i promise you. i’m all about the eye candy. and i’m in love with the idea that craig plays both the role of bond and that of bondgirl sometimes (that beach scene where he looks almost exactly like ursula andress from dr. no is perfect)
but this reboot is not all beach scenes. it’s bond not passing his tests before going after silva, and having to defibrillate mid-poker tournament against le chiffre, and this.
and honestly, those cracks in the armor, those are what make me fall so hard for him. the vulnerability that goes along with stripping down, craig has it.
and it’s hot as fuck.