+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 11 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 80 of 217

Thread: James Bond Thread

  1. #61

    Default Re: Random News Article Discussion II

    Quote Originally Posted by Prismeru View Post
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...ames-bond.html

    This totally isn't like the past news but....uh, well i just want to put Idris Elba on here.
    http://www.frenchtoastsunday.com/wp-...ba2_crop27.jpg
    I mean, it's something different from all the sad news i always post here.

    I would love for a black, secret agent action hero, but James Bond is James Bond and Idris isn't Bond. James Bond is a ravenhaired, smug, British, misogynist. Also, I find this ironic, since Sony stressed an issue about casting Denzel Washington as the main character of another series, because he is black and black characters as leads usually lead to lower profits. A black Bond would be disastrous for the franchise if it's profit they are craving.

  2. #62

    Default Re: Random News Article Discussion II

    Quote Originally Posted by Jameswuds View Post
    I would love for a black, secret agent action hero, but James Bond is James Bond and Idris isn't Bond.
    James Bond is apparently simultaneously a....

    Hairy smirking Scotsman...
    A tall friendly Australian martial arts expert ready to marry...
    A light brunette smug and bored English WASP who stars in children's films...
    An overly serious Welshman who trained in Shakespeare...
    A plastic Ken Doll from Ireland...
    And a dirty blonde icy badass who is also part Welsh...

    Who is James Bond?

    James Bond is a ravenhaired, smug, British, misogynist.
    2/6 Bond's haven't been dark haired. Idris can fit the rest of that bill.
    Especially considering Brosnan and Lazenby were not British.
    And especially especially considering only Moore was out and out English. And he was the worst one sooo

  3. #63

    Default Re: Random News Article Discussion II

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    Moore was out and out English. And he was the worst one sooo
    The existence of Timothy Dalton makes this objectively wrong.
    Complicating things since 2009.

  4. #64

    Default Re: Random News Article Discussion II

    Idris would be a fucking improvement on James Bond and anybody who says otherwise is kidding themselves

    Treasure Cruise ID: 785,854,335
    LS Zoro looking 4 Vivis

  5. #65

    Default Re: Random News Article Discussion II

    Quote Originally Posted by Jameswuds View Post
    I would love for a black, secret agent action hero, but James Bond is James Bond and Idris isn't Bond. James Bond is a ravenhaired, smug, British, misogynist. Also, I find this ironic, since Sony stressed an issue about casting Denzel Washington as the main character of another series, because he is black and black characters as leads usually lead to lower profits. A black Bond would be disastrous for the franchise if it's profit they are craving.
    I don't really want to do this. I'll just smile, laugh and look condescendingly at you. Hey, Maybe i'll give you a light nudge in the shoulder. Yes Jameswuds. Follow that totally-not-racist-rainbow! YOU GO!

    Also people should watch Luther.
    Working thru some stuff. Dunno how long i will be here.

  6. #66

    Default Re: Random News Article Discussion II

    What? Moore was the best Bond. Silly Bond > choking women with their bikini's Bond.

  7. #67

    Default Re: Random News Article Discussion II

    Her Majesty's Secret Service is the best Bond movie.

    Doesn't matter the actor in it or who your personal favorite is.
    To support Viz hosting all Jump manga for FREE and day of release, Arlong Park will now support the official release.
    https://www.viz.com/shonenjump

    Official chapter discussions now start Sundays at Noon, EST.
    Please do not post threads when scan sites release their version, and just discuss those releases in the spoiler thread.

  8. #68

    Default Re: Random News Article Discussion II



    WERE STILL TALKING BOND, IT'S TOTALLY ON-TOPIC.
    Working thru some stuff. Dunno how long i will be here.

  9. #69

    Default Re: Random News Article Discussion II

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    James Bond is apparently simultaneously a....

    Hairy smirking Scotsman...
    A tall friendly Australian martial arts expert ready to marry...
    A light brunette smug and bored English WASP who stars in children's films...
    An overly serious Welshman who trained in Shakespeare...
    A plastic Ken Doll from Ireland...
    And a dirty blonde icy badass who is also part Welsh...

    Who is James Bond?



    2/6 Bond's haven't been dark haired. Idris can fit the rest of that bill.
    Especially considering Brosnan and Lazenby were not British.
    And especially especially considering only Moore was out and out English. And he was the worst one sooo

    I was one of the very first to boycott Bond when Daniel Craig got the role, for the simple reason that he was blonde and I don't see how the million dollar budget couldn't cover a toupée or at least coloring his hair.

    --- Update From New Post Merge ---

    Quote Originally Posted by Prismeru View Post
    I don't really want to do this. I'll just smile, laugh and look condescendingly at you. Hey, Maybe i'll give you a light nudge in the shoulder. Yes Jameswuds. Follow that totally-not-racist-rainbow! YOU GO!

    Also people should watch Luther.
    Hehe racism... You're not gonna find a bigger Idris Elba fan than me, period. I'm just saying that Sony looks ridicolous in this case and that Idris Elba would not be good for the Bond franchise and that's evident by the fact that even speculating on the issue causes turmoil.

    I'll balance this out by saying this:
    if somebody would recast Stringer Bell as a white guy in some reboot of The Wire I would be really mad. Is that also racist?

  10. #70

    Default Re: James Bond Thread

    There are cases where race actually is an integral part of a character (like say, the Black Panther, an african king). ANd then there are times where it isn't. WHich is most of the time.
    To support Viz hosting all Jump manga for FREE and day of release, Arlong Park will now support the official release.
    https://www.viz.com/shonenjump

    Official chapter discussions now start Sundays at Noon, EST.
    Please do not post threads when scan sites release their version, and just discuss those releases in the spoiler thread.

  11. #71

    Default Re: Random News Article Discussion II

    Quote Originally Posted by Prismeru View Post
    Eh, as long as it is good they can slap the name on a platypus with a hat and i would be happy.


    Although i still feel a bit uneasy when i think about Skyfall and i imagine some exec saying "Oh this character is a strong female portrait. Well, we can't have that".
    In light of what was just revealed in the Sony Hack I could see something like that actually happening.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
    3DS Friend Code 0044-2806-5284




  12. #72

    Default Re: James Bond Thread

    Oh lord call the police James Bond is now James Blonde the character is ruined

  13. #73
    Schrödinger's Giraffe Wooden_Giraffe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Where's north from here?

    Default Re: James Bond Thread

    This is why we should just clone Sean Connery over and over again so that he can play the role for all eternity.

  14. #74

    Default Re: James Bond Thread

    Hmm...i wonder if sometime in the future we will get a female playing 007 too :p

  15. #75

    Default Re: James Bond Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by valiantt View Post
    Hmm...i wonder if sometime in the future we will get a female playing 007 too :p
    That'll probably never happen. Being a womanizer is pretty heavily ingrained in his character, and the constant sleeping around he does would be much more frowned upon as a woman. (he goes from being a badass that can get all the ladies into being a slut. Society is dumb that way.)

    You can have absolutely have a female superspy, the same way you can have Ripley or Sarah Connor Or NEW Starbuck, the physicality despite being a factor doesn't even enter it it (since a trained martial artist woman/marksman can do most of the same stuff as a man) but that at least is going to change the character quite a bit. Same way you're not likely to ever see a gay Bond.

    Doctor Who on the other hand could change his gender and it wouldn't affect a thing since hes generally asexual and uses his mind.
    To support Viz hosting all Jump manga for FREE and day of release, Arlong Park will now support the official release.
    https://www.viz.com/shonenjump

    Official chapter discussions now start Sundays at Noon, EST.
    Please do not post threads when scan sites release their version, and just discuss those releases in the spoiler thread.

  16. #76
    Aspiring Film Critic TLC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Malta

    Default Re: James Bond Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    That'll probably never happen. Being a womanizer is pretty heavily ingrained in his character, and the constant sleeping around he does would be much more frowned upon as a woman. (he goes from being a badass that can get all the ladies into being a slut. Society is dumb that way.)
    Fuck society, make her a men lady (the opposite of a ladies man) and make it work. It can be done with enough nuanced writing. Just always keep her in a dominant position in the courting.

  17. #77

    Default Re: Random News Article Discussion II

    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    The existence of Timothy Dalton makes this objectively wrong.
    Dalton is awkward but he was fine.

    --- Update From New Post Merge ---

    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    Her Majesty's Secret Service is the best Bond movie.

    Doesn't matter the actor in it or who your personal favorite is.
    It is in fact pretty damn good. Lazenby should have been the 70's Bond and not Moore, but he had to go and ruin his career with hippying out or whatever.

    Best Bond though is either Casino Royale or From Russia With Love.

    --- Update From New Post Merge ---

    Quote Originally Posted by Jameswuds View Post
    I was one of the very first to boycott Bond when Daniel Craig got the role, for the simple reason that he was blonde and I don't see how the million dollar budget couldn't cover a toupée or at least coloring his hair.
    Oh ok so you were one of those massive huge idiots. Gotcha lol.
    (seriously why would anyone admit to being one of those people, history has dumped you in the trash, quietly move on and hope we forgot about you)


    --- Update From New Post Merge ---


    Hehe racism... You're not gonna find a bigger Idris Elba fan than me, period. I'm just saying that Sony looks ridicolous in this case and that Idris Elba would not be good for the Bond franchise and that's evident by the fact that even speculating on the issue causes turmoil.
    I dunno, would you rather be racist or insanely stupidly obsessed with a (bullshit to begin with) physical appearance of a character who has changed six or so times anyway.
    I'll balance this out by saying this:
    if somebody would recast Stringer Bell as a white guy in some reboot of The Wire I would be really mad. Is that also racist?
    Why are you comparing a British secret agent's race....to the race of a black American crime gang lieutenant in a story heavily interested in socioeconomic issues, whose character is heavily into Black Power and Afro-centric stuff.

    lol

  18. #78

    Default Re: Random News Article Discussion II

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    Best Bond though is either Casino Royale
    I dunno; Niven was alright but Woody Allen as Bond was just weird.
    Complicating things since 2009.

  19. #79

    Default Re: James Bond Thread

    Best Bond actor for me is either Connery or Craig (probably Connery) and I have to agree that Moore was the worst.

    As for the best Bond film, right now I'd say my favorite is Skyfall, but that was my first Bond film and the one got me interested in the franchise (and the only one I've seen more than once). I also really like Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, and Casino Royale.

    Also, I haven't seen all the Bond films, though the ones I haven't seen tend to rank pretty low.

  20. #80

    Default Re: James Bond Thread

    I can't help but think of MCD in Daredevil. That dude WAS Kingpin incarnate.

    If someone feels that he has what it takes to pull off the role of then give it a shot.

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts