Sunday, April 7, 2013

Bond: My New Found Love for Agent 007

Ok, apparently I had been introduced to Bond movies by the wrong person because after Skyfall (2012), I decided I needed to rethink my stance on James Bond films. This past week, I was able to checkout some of the originals with Sean Connery. Why the person who showed me my first Bond film didn't start with Dr. No (1962) is beyond me.

Sean Connery is so sexy as Bond, it's ridiculous. The movie is enjoyable because the storyline is fun because it's so goofy. I do think that seeing all the Austin Powers movies prior to Bond movies is what made the movie so humorous, but I think that's why I was so entertained by it. I'm in the middle of watching Goldfinger (1964) right now and I'm loving it. His wardrobe is great and the inappropriate names for the characters are fantastic. I can definitely tell that the premise of Bond was influenced by the dashing Cary Grant. He would have been a wonderful Bond, which I think is obvious if you've ever seen Notorious (1946), North by Northwest (1959), or Charade (1963).

I've been a big fan of Daniel Craig for a while now. He's a brilliant Bond. I like how manly he is, with his chiseled abs and rugged facial features. He's in fabulous shape, so all those action scenes were fun to watch. The casting of Javier Bardem as the villain Silva was a wise choice. That guy is so good at playing creeps, that'd I'd probably be afraid of him if I met him in real life.

James Bond is a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to watching more of the movies that have already been made and those that are coming in the future.


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