Details on the new James Bond movie came out today. (Wheeee! #23!)
A press release gave a brief plot outline, saying Bond's loyalty to M is tested "as her past comes back to haunt her. "As MI6 (British intelligence) comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost."
Here's five cool things about the movie:
#5: Judi Dench returns at M. She has proved in reversing the gender role of this character actually made them more intriguing.
#4: Sam Mendes is directing. He's got a unique style that he brought to two movies I really loved. American Beauty and Away We Go.
#3: Skyfall - Way cool title. I'm guessing there's a superweapon called sky fall that may threaten everyone.
#2: The release of Skyfall in 2012 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Bond brand.
#1: Javier Bardem is the bad guy. He was sooooooo much a scary bad guy in the Coen Brothers 'No Country For Old Men." If he says "friend-o" in this Bond movie, I may scream in happiness like a school girl.
Yes, I am a James Bond fanatic, so here's another important Bond list: Best movie James Bond actors:
#6 - George Lazenby - Mr. One and Done. While On Her Majesty's Secret Service had some cool skiing action sequences, you never really got the feel for Bond.
#5 - Daniel Craig - I really didn't like the choice of Craig over Clive Owen, but Craig is growing on me.
#4 - Sean Connery - I know. Purists will rake me over the coals for this low ranking. The fact is Connery as James Bond was not so much a ladies man as he was a sexist. I'm still a bit shocked watching Goldfinger and Dr. No these days.
#3 - Timothy Dalton - He's an underrated James Bond, but I thought The Living Daylights and License To Kill were thrilling.
#2 - Roger Moore - Oh yeah. The first James Bond I was introduced to. He was smooth and satirical. He also fought Jaws (Richard Kiel,) who I got to interview once.
#1 - Pierce Brosnan - He fit a tux better than the rest. Brosnan was charming, calm, cool and collective on top of being silky and smooth. Do I have a man crush on him? Maybe.