Monday, December 4, 2006

Bond commentary

Went to see the new bond flick on the weekend. I really liked it. I enjoyed darker, grittier Bond. Sort of Sean Connery Bond meets a Tarantino flick. (Nowhere near as graphic as a Tarantino flick, but certainly further down that spectrum than other Bond movies).

Enjoyed the airline-related cameo in it.


Mark said...

hahaha saw that cameo too :) Pretty funny.

I thought it was very un-Bond to have him fall in love, and those scenes were pretty saccharin. I suppose they did it to create a backstory which explains Bond's attitude toward women in the rest of the movies, but it was sure weird.

Anyway, it was a very enjoyable movie. Loved the opening chase scene!

KimPallister said...

The premise has existed the whole time. Did you not see On Her Majesty's Secret Service? At the end, Bond is married, only to have his bride killed moments later by Blofeld. IIRC.

This was also parodied in the second Austin Powers movie where his wife turns out to be a fembot.

Anonymous said...

Ya, noticed the flash of Branson. Wonder why he was there. Was it a Virgin plane, or did he just call in a favor or something?