The trailer for the latest James Bond movie was released today and, well, it's definitely a movie. It's totally a James Bond movie. And that's really about it.
Explosions? Check. Guns? Check. Car chases? Check. Gadgets? Check. Christoph Waltz? Check!
I know I'm coming off a little harsh, so I'm going to come clean. I've watched every James Bond movie. I've sat through each one and they're all the goddamn same. Bond is a ladies man that never makes mistakes and drinks martinis. He always breaks Q's gadgets. He always gets out of a jam and he always has sex. Every single movie, he's having sex.
Bond seems like the old dog in a race filled with young pups. We are evolving and becoming aware, we aren't a stupid audience anymore. We (at least I) can see how formulaic these films have become. Nothing new has happened in the Bond series of films in a long time...
Actually, wait that's not true.
The last James Bond movie, Skyfall, had one scene (above) in particular that was so interesting, so new, that it literally woke me up as I heard it. Actually, it was the best part of the movie that immediately got thrown away (and I'm still kind of mad about that).
In the scene, Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem) runs his hands down James Bond's thighs and says, "First time for everything, yes?" To which Bond replies:
"What makes you think this is my first time?"
Oh my god, James Bond is queer as fuck and that's awesome!
fucking round him out
[note: I'll probably still end up seeing the movie, provided my dad pays for it and I get to have a large popcorn]