I love James Bond.
I grew-up with Roger Moore in the starring role. A View to a Kill was a favorite, partly because I was also in love with Duran Duran who sang the theme song. I also love Bond theme songs. There is talk that a new Bond is on the horizon. I don’t know if it’s true, but Daniel Craig is a fine Bond. Wink Wink. I watched Spectre this weekend, loved it.
I’ve decided that your favorite Bond depends on when you came in on the franchise. I have a soft spot for Roger Moore and Pierce Bronson. My husband not so politely disagrees. Although, no one is as smooth as Sean Connery.
Not long after we married we watched each Bond movie in order and since then have seen the new ones as they are released. Do you remember George Lazenby? No. I understand. He only played Bond for one movie. Timothy Dalton played him for two. Neither went down in movie history. Not for good reasons anyway.
Then there was Daniel Craig. He might be my favorite. He was a different Bond. Big, bulky, and not nearly as refined. He still has his rough edges. Wow can he walk! Sorry. But whoever plays the part next has a lot to live up to. We’ve seen a lot of him (wink wink) thanks to Casino Royale.
Rumors have circulated that Idris Elba was under consideration for the iconic part. I think they have been proven false now, but not sure. I will admit my first reaction was similar to when I walked into the comic book store and found out that both Wolverine and Thor were now women.
I wasn’t happy. I think it was a shock at first. Passing off the name James Bond as a code name instead of who he really was. I’ve since changed my opinion, on Idris, not female versions of Thor or Wolverine. That still bothers me. Idris is an amazing actor with lots of sex appeal. I’m a huge fan of his BBC show Luther. He would again remake the role, as each actor has in the past.
If they can make Ghostbusters all female why not make Bond a different race? It’s hard to change a legend. It’s fun to rework them and add new things.
Who is James Bond? He’s a secret agent. He’s sexy, smooth, and smart. He drinks his martinis shaken not stirred. If the new actor can fill those requirements and look good doing it, I’m happy. I’m good with giving Idris a shot.
I have my limits. I promise I will not watch a female James Bond. Go ahead write me hate mail.
As I’m writing this another name is linked to Bond, Tom Hiddleston. Hmmm. Let me think about that for a while.
Who’s your favorite Bond?