I’m going to pre-cursor this theory with a simple statement: This is my opinion of the series and not necessarily the intended view. It isn’t an original view, I’d heard it many times before and dismissed it as quickly but as … Continue reading Month of Bond: Why James Bond is a codename and not one man!
The final day of Month of Bond and fittingly I have finally seen them all! So all that is left is to put them in order, from worst to the best. Suitably there is a decent mix of the different Bond’s … Continue reading Month of Bond: Ranking every Bond film!
Finally, Daniel Craig gets a proper Bond film. From Casino Royale through to the end of Skyfall, it felt like it was a long, drawn-out (but very entertaining) process to rediscover, rebuild and “reboot” Bond. The classic tropes and traditions had … Continue reading Month of Bond: Spectre (2015) Review
It takes more than just being sexy to be a Bond Girl. It seems just appearing as a female in a Bond film is enough to make you a Bond Girl but for me an effective Bond Girl matches Bond. She … Continue reading Month of Bond: (00)7 Best Bond Girls
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
Quantum of Solace is an example of why you don’t rush movies in a franchise – particularly the Bond franchise. Casino Royale was an effective “reboot” for the character and set the series on a more serous, gritty and Jason Bourne … Continue reading Month of Bond: Quantum of Solace (2008) Review
Jason Bourne has a lot to answer for. After the disaster of Die Another Day and the success of the Bourne series, a grittier, realistic and much more story focused version of the spy genre, James Bond would have to respond … Continue reading Month of Bond: Casino Royale (2006) Review
It is a well-stated misconception that Desmond Llewelyn was in every Bond film up to and including The World is Not Enough. It is testament to how much of an impact he makes this once trivial character that he doesn’t actually … Continue reading Month of Bond: A Tribute to Q
Since Goldfinger, the Bond song has become as important a feature of a Bond film as the director, cast, villain and overall story. Some of the songs have become more famous than the films they supported, for both positive and negative … Continue reading Month of Bond: Is Writing’s on a Wall a classic Bond song?
Casino Royale wasn’t a Bond film. I’m talking about the more recent Casino Royale, the fantastic film that introduced us to Daniel Craig’s brilliant version of Bond. The film that managed to pull Bond into the 21st century after the franchise had become a joke and a cliché. That’s why Casino Royale wasn’t a “proper” Bond film. To reinvent Bond for the (I hate to say it) Bourne generation, you had to remove the raised eyebrow, the drink, the gadgets, the same tried and tested formula and even, in the most extreme cut of all, the Bond theme itself. It was a … Continue reading Skyfall (2012) Review