Indeed, the Craig era can’t win. First it’s too dark and serious, then it’s just ‘silly’ (see sofa bit and ‘car chase’ in Spectre).
I for one loved the sofa bit in Spectre. It reminded me of the bit in CR when Bond burst through the wall during the construction site chase- it’s the last thing you expect. I love Craig’s reaction to landing on it too, and the ornament thing he tosses aside. Very Bondian.
Everything about Spectre is very good in my eyes, apart from three things.
The title song
The stupid chase in the alps when Bond is in the plane pursuing Madeleine. A beautiful location which could have had a cracking ski chase- wasted. Bond somehow steering the plane around despite it being busted and smashing into the cars was just unsatisfying.
The third act- breaking out of Blofeld’s lair with such ease and shooting the helicopter down.
Those things aside, the pre-titles in Mexico, Bond’s chemistry with M, and insulting C, murdering Sciarra’s assassins, the clinic scene, train fight, torture scene- great stuff.