Where's the class...Mr Bond?

           I had been a great fan of James Bond since my childhood, so naturally after returning from my University project, when I grabbed the DVD of "Quantum of Solace"...I was excited. Well ironically watching this one left me with frustrations of gargantuan proportions. No whiz gadgets, no debonair style, no sarcastic witty sardonic humour, (how disgusting...Bond without sense of humour), no signature tune or intro walking style, no larger than life villains, that makes this franchisee so out of the worldly and different from other spies, say Jason Bourne, Xander Cage, or Ethan Hunt...even the Bondettes were irritatingly unimpressive...when compared to the likes of Halle Berry or Famke Janssen.  
           For me, movies are essentially divided in two types, the timepass ones, and the thought provoking ones. I mean let's get this straight, we don't walk inside a movie hall to see   a grim looking Bond reflecting over high philosophies, almost comparable to a hero of the pre-first world war obscure Russian novels. Bond is the cold matter of fact eyes of Connery, the wit and sense of humour of Moore, and the classy act of Brosnan...for us Bond is essentially the universally recognised,  super suave super spy, who can save the world without getting his shirt bloodied, or his nose smashed, and who doesn't have to do "Bollywood" action defying all laws of gravity. Just imagin, Connery or Moore or Brosnan coming out of a scooba diving suit, in a tuxedo..."SMOOVE"...and what do we get here? An unsmiling, overboil, grimy, renegade Bond, fighting hand to hand like a petty street fighter...
           Enough of experimentation...now bring back the formula again!

2 Responses to "Where's the class...Mr Bond?"

chris's picture


Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:27
<p><strong><u>Chris Gaynor</u></strong></p> I'm not a big fan of the new Bond films. Daniel Craig is a show off, and I couldn't understand the opening sequence of Quantum of Solace. If you ask me they have ruined a Great British icon...
Sumantra's picture


Tue, 02/10/2009 - 05:28
Don&#39;t know whether it is actually Daniel Craig being a show off...I guess it is more of the fault of the director and the producers of the movie, who while being guided by their immortal creative fire inside, couldn&#39;t resist the urge of experimenting, and in the process, Bond lost his identity...I mean somethings should not be changed or tampered, otherwise it results in generalisation...Bond is just another spy now, a thing which seriously pains me...