Originally Posted by Molitoth
While I agree that Moore brought a little too much cheese, I don't know for sure if that was him, or the director wanting that. I'm going to blame it on the director since he also decided it would be a good idea to tie in the fat police officer annoying guy into one movie, and then coincidentally have him on vacation in Japan in another movie. (The scene where bond is escaping on the boat with the school of ninjas chasing him).
It's the same thing with Brosnan. He wasn't a bad BOND... but the director/writer had him doing way too much unrealistic stuff with too many stupid one liners. The Bronson movies writing was terrible, except for Goldeneye which was mostly just guilty of cheesy one liners.
The difference between Moore and Brosnan's situations is theat I kept reading their interviews when Moore admitted that the producers gave him some free reign over his portrayal of Bond while Brosnan's interviews revealed he was campaigning for an edgier Bond. Moore insists that Bond is a comic book character and must be played somewhat comical.