Question of the Day

In light of Daniel Craig’s having proven so many of his premature critics wrong in their assertions he would be The Worst Bond Ever, I thought I’d ask: By what bit of casting have you been most disappointed, only to be proven wrong by the performance?

I have to admit, I was a little unsure about the choice of Tobey Maguire for Spider-Man, but now I can’t imagine anyone else in the role. Even more so, I was dubious about the directing selection of Sam Raimi—whose Evil Dead films I adored, but he seemed an odd choice for a superhero film. My doubt was seriously misplaced. He’s been absolutely spectacular—and I credit him (and Michael Chabon) for creating a whole new brand of superhero for our age.

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