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shadyJ

Speaker of the House
Ratings
5,152 34 17
#41
Then why refer to the movie as the latest installment in the "James Bond" series? Instead of destroying a reliable money making franchise in the name of PC and social justice they'd have been one heck of a lot smarter to make the female lead version (Mary Sue Bond? ) a spin-off series. Sort of a lighter and higher quality PG-13 version of Atomic Blonde that might actually work IF they avoid having to live up to comparisons to Sean Connery. As it is I expect it to be nearly as successful as the Ghostbusters remake.
Do some reading before making assumptions! The next movie is still a James Bond movie, with Bond as the main character! He is retired and thus no longer holds an agent number. The character who does have the 007 agent number is a side character and not the protagonist. As for a spin-off series with a female 007, that was just my conjecture, I have no idea if that is being talked about. I would heartily welcome it though and be more interested in that than another movie centered around Bond. There are 25 movies about Bond; what more can be said about him? Bond is a great character but has been recycled many times. I would love to see a spy series with a female lead that could maintain the same level of quality.
 
markw

markw

Audioholic Overlord
Ratings
3,857 7 164
#42
I've seen Atomic Blonde.
Then why did you find it necessary to state that most blacks aren't blonde? You really didn't pick up on the comparison I was making, did you?

Remember, this thread is about the "James Bond" franchise, not the "Generic 007" franchise.
 
BoredSysAdmin

BoredSysAdmin

Audioholic Overlord
Ratings
5,895 24 38
#43
...The next movie is still a James Bond movie, with Bond as the main character! He is retired and thus no longer holds an agent number....
There are 25 movies about Bond; what more can be said about him? Bond is a great character but has been recycled many times.
Oh lord. What a sweet irony in the fact that the concept of James Bond "retirement" was already done at least twice in Never Say Never Again (1983) and Casino Royale (1967)
 
Bookmark

Bookmark

Full Audioholic
Ratings
322 1
#44
h lord. What a sweet irony in the fact that the concept of James Bond "retirement" was already done at least twice in Never Say Never Again (1983) and Casino Royale (1967)
The 1967 Casino Royale is a comedy film, and in no way part of the Broccoli 007 franchise. Niven was Fleming preferred choice for Bond though. Never Say Never existed because of a protracted lawsuit with Sean and other parties and is purely an updated remake of Thunderball.

Retirement for Bond would be OHMSS (worst franchise film ever, excuse marriage),Dalton's License to Kill (initially titled License Revoked, excuse fired) and Craig's Skyfall/Spectre where he is both presumed dead and retires.

Pseudo Bond films would be Vin's triple XXX franchise, James Coburn's Flint, Dean Martin's Matt Helm and Matt Damon's Bourne. Michael Caine's Harry Palmer (at least the first three) and possibly Kingsman series should also be considered.

I have never liked Craig as Bond and having quit the franchise after Spectre, he should have moved on. If you want an old retired Bond ask Sean before it's too late.:cool:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrayal_of_James_Bond_in_film
 
Bookmark

Bookmark

Full Audioholic
Ratings
322 1
#45
I could have added Tom's Mission Impossible films, but strictly speaking that is a team effort, supposedly not a lone agent. :)
 
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BoredSysAdmin

BoredSysAdmin

Audioholic Overlord
Ratings
5,895 24 38
#46
I have never liked Craig as Bond and having quit the franchise after Spectre, he should have moved on. If you want an old retired Bond ask Sean before it's too late.:cool:
a) Craig got very tired doing Bond. He said so himself
b) Sean was the best Bond by far.

 
mtrycrafts

mtrycrafts

Audioholic Slumlord
Ratings
2,158 5 6
#51
I don't get what is so confusing for you guys: they are not changing James Bond into a woman. They simply have another character using the 007 agent number since Bond had retired. James Bond and 007 are not literally synonymous. They simply re-assign agent numbers as the service members come and go.
It is not confusing anymore if what you postulate is correct. Yes, they could be recycling the numbers, or they could just as easily retire them when agents are dead or retired.
I just wasn't, isn't clear how the new agent is named and designated.
 
AcuDefTechGuy

AcuDefTechGuy

Audioholic Jedi
Ratings
8,197 23 6
#53
Just saw that a black woman, Lashana Lynch will be the new 007.
I already what the box office numbers will be: $1.5 Billion dollars.

It will be the highest box office grossing Bond movie in history. :D

If I'm wrong and the movie tanks, she will be fired immediately. :D
 
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Bookmark

Bookmark

Full Audioholic
Ratings
322 1
#54
I liked her in Captain Marvel.

Would have to ask why not Naomie Harris, Thandie Newton or her imaginary sister Zoe Saldana :) For Naomie it could just be a promotion:D
 
davidscott

davidscott

Audioholic Chief
Ratings
367
#55
Hey Dr. Who is a woman these days (and not too bad in the role). William Hartnell must be spinning in his grave.:)
 
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Midwesthonky

Audioholic Chief
Ratings
508 2 3
#56
I guess I'm getting old when I don't really care. So what if there is a female 007? Female agents have been used for eons. And she's not James Bond.

People's tastes in the Bond actors are interesting as well. I didn't care for Dalton as Bond. Not at all. Bookmark dissed in Casino Royale and I'd have to agree. I've enjoyed the newer bond films with Craig. I like what he brought to the character and how they were a tad less dependent on gadgets. Made him more human if a touch moody.

Oh well. We'll see how well it's done. Then, we need a new Bond.
 
panteragstk

panteragstk

Audioholic Ninja
Ratings
1,537 7 1
#57
Just watched a Simpons episode that's about exactly this and it's actually pretty fantastic.

Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy

Great quotes from that episode"

"Why does every conversation about feminism have to come back to Star Wars?"

"I never really thought about Itchy and Scratchy as male or female, but it is cool that they're girls now."
 
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Wayde Robson

Wayde Robson

Audioholics Anchorman
Ratings
202
#58
There have been female spies, one with the designation of 007 doesn't bother me, per-se. However, I anticipate that the "hook" isn't likely to be a good spy story, it will be some kind of punitive message for fans of the franchise.

It likely comes from a conversation that went something like this...

"Idea for the next Bond movie! Imagine if we emasculate James Bond by having a woman take over the nomenclature 007. We'll have a scene where James Bond hits on her and she just rolls her eyes at him. Oh, and we'll make her black. Let's find a "stunning", but not overtly sexy black actor to play her. We'll include some dialogue about the patriarchy and Britain's colonialism. Let's get someone on that script, stat!"

But I could be wrong, maybe it's going to be a great story.
 

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