The BOND we deserve?

The BOND we deserve?

There are 50 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 6, 2008, titled The BOND we deserve?. In it, Newsday reports that:

Mystery writer P.D. James once admitted that she had watched actor Roy Marsden play her most famous creation, Adam Dalgliesh, so many times - five different TV miniseries had featured the actor as the poetic ...

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Say the Truth

Wallingford, PA

#41 Nov 12, 2008
my Take wrote:
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why are you on this board if you have such harsh reviews? If your seriously going to judge and review Bond movies as if they are serious flicks you have too much time on your hands.. The Bond movies are virtually the same every time.. Different actors, sometimes varying plots and characters but in the end you know what's going to happen.. which by the way makes them such great flicks.. You know your not going to be disappointed.. at same time your not watching an academy award winning acting or writing... So stop being so serious sit back an relax and enjoy. Roger Moore was great because he was a pervert!!!
Ummm, riiiigght.
SavemefromGuidos

Littleton, CO

#42 Nov 12, 2008
Like 90% of James Bond film fans, I too have never read an Ian Flemming book. I am a "James Bond film fan", not a general fan of the James Bond concept. However, I did make a point of watching all but a couple of the James Bond films (except the George Lazenby version, I fell asleep 15 minutes in).
There is clearly a pattern to all the comments people are posting on this website. All the old farts (mainly over the age of 50) worship Sean Connery. When Sean Connery clearly became too old fashion to continue the character, the old farts in America clung to the next logical choice and that would be Pierce Brosnan. The reason why? All the American old farts are also die hard fans of Remington Steel, so the choice is clear.
Now the generation between age 30 and roughly 45, they like Roger Moore and Daniel Craig. The reason why? Moore was a total mainstream pervert and Craig is basically one of the cops who beat the crap out of Rodney King and got away with it. So its sort of a poetic justice thing.
Now in order to include Timothy Dalton, I have to create a certain "class", not a generation. The class of American women over the age of 35 and over the average weight of 250 pounds absolutely love Dalton. I don't know why they love him so much because his movies really suck and I'm not just talking about the James Bond films.

Lastly, the generation of young people under the age of 25 don't care about the James Bond films, they care about the James Bond video games. You see, unlike the Bond films, the video games are far easier for young people to pay attention to when their drinking alcohol and smoking weed so naturally, this is where young people learn multi-tasking skills that they will come to require in the future.

I suppose people like me and all the comment posters on this web site should stop being so critical of James Bond culture. I mean seriously, after reading this for yourself and deciding how immature and stupid it sounds, how can you take anyones comments seriously. Quantum of Solace is a movie people, either go see it or don't see it. Look at it this way, 90% of James Bond movie fans don't care what you think of the movie and their ticket sales will pay for the next Bond film that gets made anyway. Its kind of like the 700 billion dollar financial bailout, like it or not, your opinion doesn't mean $h1t.
Say the Truth

Wallingford, PA

#43 Nov 13, 2008
SavemefromGuidos wrote:
Like 90% of James Bond film fans, I too have never read an Ian Flemming book. I am a "James Bond film fan", not a general fan of the James Bond concept. However, I did make a point of watching all but a couple of the James Bond films (except the George Lazenby version, I fell asleep 15 minutes in).
There is clearly a pattern to all the comments people are posting on this website. All the old farts (mainly over the age of 50) worship Sean Connery. When Sean Connery clearly became too old fashion to continue the character, the old farts in America clung to the next logical choice and that would be Pierce Brosnan. The reason why? All the American old farts are also die hard fans of Remington Steel, so the choice is clear.
Now the generation between age 30 and roughly 45, they like Roger Moore and Daniel Craig. The reason why? Moore was a total mainstream pervert and Craig is basically one of the cops who beat the **** out of Rodney King and got away with it. So its sort of a poetic justice thing.
Now in order to include Timothy Dalton, I have to create a certain "class", not a generation. The class of American women over the age of 35 and over the average weight of 250 pounds absolutely love Dalton. I don't know why they love him so much because his movies really suck and I'm not just talking about the James Bond films.
Lastly, the generation of young people under the age of 25 don't care about the James Bond films, they care about the James Bond video games. You see, unlike the Bond films, the video games are far easier for young people to pay attention to when their drinking alcohol and smoking weed so naturally, this is where young people learn multi-tasking skills that they will come to require in the future.
I suppose people like me and all the comment posters on this web site should stop being so critical of James Bond culture. I mean seriously, after reading this for yourself and deciding how immature and stupid it sounds, how can you take anyones comments seriously. Quantum of Solace is a movie people, either go see it or don't see it. Look at it this way, 90% of James Bond movie fans don't care what you think of the movie and their ticket sales will pay for the next Bond film that gets made anyway. Its kind of like the 700 billion dollar financial bailout, like it or not, your opinion doesn't mean $h1t.
I'm now dumber for having spent two minutes of my life (that I'll never get back) reading your idiotic post. Is there any group that you don't have disdain for? And what's with the Moore "pervert"?

Since: Jan 07

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#44 Nov 13, 2008
Say the Truth wrote:
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Clueless and disagree? I don't even understand what you're arguing about.
Oh, and by the way, I'm 50. So that qualifies me to comment on someone's age, gramps.
all old people don't have wisdom... some are just old... and still as clueless as when they were young...
Say the Truth

Wallingford, PA

#45 Nov 13, 2008
Drew Brown Bundini wrote:
<quoted text>all old people don't have wisdom... some are just old... and still as clueless as when they were young...
So there's no hope for you.
Unbelievable

Denver, CO

#46 Nov 13, 2008
Save the Truth is a moron. He or she admits he or she is dumber....that means the person was dumb in the first place.
Say the Truth

Wallingford, PA

#47 Nov 13, 2008
Unbelievable wrote:
Save the Truth is a moron. He or she admits he or she is dumber....that means the person was dumb in the first place.
You're in Middle School? You should be doing your homework.

"...that means the person was dumb in the first place."

Logically speaking, you are 100% incorrect. But to try to explain that to you would be like explaining M-theory to a poodle.
Len

Jersey City, NJ

#48 Nov 13, 2008
Teddy R wrote:
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Quite right, as is Jason from Hicksville a few posts earlier.
This reviewer has clearly never read the Bond novels, and has no real grip at all in the Bond character as Fleming drew him.
The man is a professional killer - a "double 0" - in the employ of the Crown, first, foremost, and always. All else follows from that. Bond's suave and debonair manner is simply a mask, a tool - like his Walther PPK, with which he is equally skilled - that he uses for the same purpose; to liquidate his target and survive the encounter.
The Bond films have been an embarrassing parody of themselves for decades; the effeminate Moores and Brosnans marking the nadir.
What a relief it has been to see Daniel Craig's Bond redeem Her Majesty's Secret Service at long last.
I think you guys are taking this a bit too seriously. Part of what made Bond the icon that he was/is is the fact that the humor made the movies all the more entertaining and kept them from being just another kill 'em all spy flick. The intrigue, glamour, bond girls, humor and wit were a big part of Bond. I'm partial to Connery and Moore (Generational as another poster put it) because they had some of the best comedic lines. As far as Moore being effeminate, It's hard to see that as he's plugging yet another Bond Girl on screen. I guess different people see it differently. The cool part is...we all love a good Bond flick. Enjoy everyone !!!!
Teddy R

Owings, MD

#49 Nov 13, 2008
Say the Truth wrote:
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But to try to explain that to you would be like explaining M-theory to a poodle.
Actually, one might say that Bagger's, Lambert's, or Gustavsson's understanding of M-theory is little closer to a complete and rigorous understanding than is a poodle's. In fact, I suspect even they would agree.
Say the Truth

Lincroft, NJ

#50 Nov 13, 2008
Teddy R wrote:
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Actually, one might say that Bagger's, Lambert's, or Gustavsson's understanding of M-theory is little closer to a complete and rigorous understanding than is a poodle's. In fact, I suspect even they would agree.
Indubitably, Theodore!

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