I don't want believability (from that sort of movie, anyhow), I want escapist entertainment!
Coleridge had it right a couple of hundred years ago....
I don't mind suspending disbelief, but I do object to the suspension of common sense or the laws of physics. Both of these are common place in Bond movies, which does not offend me, and the awful MI series, where it does.
first MI was good, 2 and 3 rubbish.....
But being a scientist, Tim, you must get really annoyed with all the masterful but physically impossible feats accomplished by the heroes of this genre. It really drives me bonkers. I think the lack of disregard for the laws of physics has helped the Bourne series but the car chase in the last one is ominous.
i quite agree with the op, with the possible exception of casino royale (yes, the latest one lol!). but then, maybe the fact i cant conjour any of it in my memory means i was pants...oh, and i so want to make dodgy bond girl name jokes......this is killing me.
Fill your boots. As long as there are no god-awful Christmas puns you'll be fine.
How dare you Mr.Krime
Are some of the films OTT ? Well of course they are, if they where realistic who would go and watch them?
I own all the Ultimate Edition digitally remastered dvd's, some are better than others and there are a few lemons granted but Bond is Bond and long may it continue.
And let's be honest unless your a lady who wouldn't want to be Bond. Exotic places,gadgets,Aston's and the ermm nightlife
Personally I'd rather be Austin Powers than Bond!
Over 2 hours before an embittered and heart felt reply from the Bondies, DJ. I think my mortgage would've been lost there.
No, that's Spooks. Except that's MI5, not Nine to Five. So at least now we know that being an intelligence officer bears no similarity to a Dolly Parton song. Or indeed a bad comedy.
(Furrows brow. Mutters 'They've got Harry'. Locks down grid)
Havn't been back from work long...... or I would of posted sooner.
If it wasn't for Bond they would be no Austin Powers
Oh and I really like the Powers movies as well...... Spice runs off to get some orange sherbert.
I was brought up on Bond films so brings back lots of happy memories........ what ever floats your boat I guess.
When I was VERY young (ie before I understood the saucy stuff) I wanted to be Bond (and Action Man), because it seemed so much fun. Then I wanted to be a Bond Girl. These days i'll settle for Bond villain
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most bond films are not particularly true to the books, but this is probably because bond is a very cruel character in the books and wouldn't be very likeable on screen. i am talking about ian flemings bond, not later versions. i would agree though with the posters who are not happy with un-realistic stunts. i don't mind how far fetched the plot is, but would prefer the action to be physically realistic.
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Here's a question for you Clare....... If you where a Bond villain what would your name be ?
And would you have any erm special moves or abilities. runs and hides.
Well I don't know about my Bond villain name, but according to this, my Bond Girl name would be Bunny Holiday.
And i'm keeping my special powers secret, just as the nice people at the training academy told me to
And mine would be.....I swear its true.....Coco Lovelock.
My god I can see Mister Moore's eyebrow raising 6'' off his forehead !
Mine would be Sasha Bodaysha.Of course, if I was a Bond girl, I'd stay in all day.
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Getting better, thanks for asking