Skyfall is a great film but you could argue that isn’t a great Bond film. Casino Royale put the James Bond franchise back on track, Quantum of Solace managed to end that chapter in the Bond series so it should … Continue reading Month of Bond: Skyfall (2012) Re-View
I’m not sure when product placement first started but with Bond it was really at it’s worst with Die Another Day. That was the first Bond film where the story would almost halt so that the company who helped fund the … Continue reading Month of Bond: Is product placement ruining Bond?
Forget Bond, Bourne and Hunt – the only true spy on film is Smiley, George Smiley. I don’t know the last time I watched a spy film that had very little action, no explosions, hardly any gunfire and a distinct … Continue reading Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011) Review
I used to resent the Bourne series. As a huge James Bond fan, when the series I loved was beginning to become a silly parody of itself, the Bourne films were showing it up and doing a spy film properly. There are no gadgets, silly quips, ridiculous action set-pieces and best of all, the series had freedom that Bond didn’t have. There were no “catchphrases” or scenes that had to be played out, like the gadget scene with Q. There were no “Bourne girls” and best of all, the story was simple and not drawn out. Nobody is trying to take over the world in … Continue reading The Bourne Identity (2002) Review