James Bond has always been an intriguing character who sparks massive debate over “who played him best?” There are usually two camps: Connery or Craig. Sean Connery was the first, and in many people’s opinion the best Bond, establishing all the tropes that have stayed with the super spy for 6 decades. Daniel Craig, meanwhile, through his first 3 times out has etched a far more gritty Bond, a realistic and darker take on the character that has appealed to fans in the post-Nolan’s Batman world. Confession: I love Roger Moore. Nothing about James Bond seems realistic and I love Moore’s ridiculous over-the-top movies including my personal favorite Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun with the awesome Christopher Lee as the villain. Moore was also great in Octopussy and even the totally whacked out terrible (in a good way) Moonraker. And at least Moore wasn’t a mopey dick! This week, Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers series takes aim at 007, with Craig’s latest and maybe last Bond film, Spectre.
Check out the Honest Trailer below.
Narrator Jon Bailey has me rolling right off the bat talking about a year of great spy movies (Hello Kingsman), and how the biggest of them all brought… nothing new to the table. They then play a scene of nearly 40 seconds of silence unedited from the film, all the while Bailey wondering aloud if the volume broke in the movie. But the real punchline of this video is Daniel Craig’s bored performance, and his online response of “rather slash his wrists” than play Bond again… QUIT WHINING, it’s James Freaking Bond! Drive the car, drink the drink, kiss the girl and shut up!
Bailey then slays the movie for its freakishly strange similarities to movies like Star Trek Into Darkness, with its surprise “you’ll never guess who the villain really is” twist that surprised nobody, and Captain America: Winter Soldier for basically everything else in the plot, including the logo of the villain’s agency. Plus seriously, if you’re gonna watch one spy movie this year, go watch Kingsman… that church scene… someone hit the Lynyrd Skynyrd!!!
Starring: Bored… James Bored, Yawn Connery, Roger Bore, George Lazyby… okay, we get, it’s boring. New Title: Dullfinger.
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