The film fortunately does not truly dwell on this aspect of its continuity of Bond-related events, instead creating what might be described as almost an alternative universe for the famous spy hero, establishing Daniel Craig as a very different—if simultaneously related and similar mythical hero.
James Bond: Hm. What makes you think this is my
Raoul Silva: [sits back] Oh, Mr. Bond.
The very idea that Sean Connery’s Bond (or anyone of his immediate impersonators) might have responded as Craig does is inconceivable. This is truly a new man, vague as he remains, in whom we can only be interested. This time round, without any marvelous new technological weapons and without any of the youthful agility he might have to support him, he survives to plant a simple but efficient knife in the back of this marvelous villain.