Brosnan, who played the spy in four films between 1995 and 2000, told HitFix that he was initially excited to see "Spectre" -- but that excitement faded once he watched the film.
"I was looking forward to it enormously," Brosnan told the site. "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."
Despite his dislike for the film itself, Brosnan had nothing but praise for current franchise star Daniel Craig. The actor noted that Craig clearly has "ownership" of the iconic role in his fourth outing -- he just needs a better movie around him to really showcase his skills.
"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," Brosnan said of Craig. "Just get a tighter story, and he'll have another classic."
That's if Craig sticks around for another film. The jury's still out on that one -- and on who'll replace him if he does leave -- but it's good to know that the actor has the support of one of his forebears.
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