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The problem with Q is that he doesn't work as well in a 21st century context (IMO). The souped-up Aston Martin in Goldfinger was classic, and the weird plane thingy in You Only Live Twice was amazing for its time. But when you try to implement futuristic gadgetry in the modern age, you end up with something like an invisible car. And the more raw, emotional side of Craig's Bond needed to be complemented with gritty, realistic fighting. A scene like the opening bathroom fight from Casino Royale was perfect, as was the stylistic crane/parkour fight in the construction site. Frankly, the gadgetry from the Brosnan era just highlighted how excessive the movies were becoming anyways.