3 Ways To Save James Bond From Total Irrelevancy (Cracked.com Video)

Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus

So this is likely to cause some debate...what say you fellow Double-Os?


  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    Well, the "Casino Royale" scene at the 1:35 mark is NOT Casino Royale: it's Quantum of Solace. So we have a loss of ethos, there.

    But I will say this: I agree with the idea of sending Bond back to the Cold War era. It probably should have been done with CR. EON could have/should have beaten Mad Men to the punch on that 50s/60s retro stuff. Problem is, Man from UNCLE has now punched that ticket.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Yeah - I picked up the QoS/ CR mix up as well. I don't agree with much of what is in the video - other than the idea of jettisoning the 'Marvelling' of Bond. I like the one off-missions idea and have since QoS...still waiting - but it will be after Craig has left I'm guessing, Bond will reinvent. I have no doubt.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    The Craig films have been hugely successful, SF becoming the biggest British film ever, so
    What's to fix ? Silly, stupid video.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Only took 5:08 for Idris Elba to be brought up. And the suggestion of one-off actors is awful, how is an actor supposed to grow into the role with only one film?
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe Given the circumstances
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    4 films is enough for any actor.
  • Oh Sean? Roger? You'll both have to give back two or three movies as Bond.... Mendes Has Spoken.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
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    Pretty good video. Don't totally agree with it but I like his arguments.

    Having a different actor each movie is an interesting idea but would be a branding nightmare.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    I'm not too keen on the 'period piece' idea, but I agree with his point that Bond films should be 'fun' and that they should have loose continuity. He is right that such an approach permits flexibility and reinvention, which is a hallmark of why this franchise has survived and prospered for so long.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    I am still thoroughly dismayed as to why EON/Mendes decided to bundle Craig's four films into a single narrative arc and why they decided to create a brotherly connection between Bond and Blofeld. The former can't be fixed. But the latter needs to be, and @Iguana had a good idea for this some months ago:

    On the train in SP, Bond tells Madeleine that he "never really had a choice" to become a spy. Might this line suggest that MI6 had a file on him for a long time? Is it possible that he was recruited? Is it possible that Hannes Oberhauser was a Spectre leader/agent and that his son took over? And that MI6 knew this? And are the ones who adopted the young Bond boy, placed him in a home, got him an education, and then molded him?

    These are terrible questions to ponder, but EON has left us no choice with this ridiculous Bond/Blofeld storyline. Leaving this at chance or coincidence is worse than the alternative described above.
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    My god, what an idiotic video.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    If setting Bond movies firmly in the cold war is the best way to keep him relevant then ironically enough he's already lost his relevance.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    The_Reaper wrote: »
    My god, what an idiotic video.


    +1 because I agree with you, and +1 because he screwed up the title. Obviously not a real Bond fan.
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