What’s Happening in the Latest James Bond Trailer?


Spectre releases the teasingest of all teasers, but I’m intrigued…

I may not be the pop culture expert I present myself as on Laser Time, but I’ve officially seen a lot of fucking movies. If I had to guess, I’d say at least 300,000 of them. Before you bother to go and check my math, what I’m trying to say that I’m kind of embarrassed that only six or seven of those is a Bond film. The first 3 Connerys, 1 stupid Brosnan movie… Jesus, just remembered I haven’t even seen Quantam of Solace yet. I really suck at Bond.

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That confessional out of the way, I’ve really liked the Daniel Craig era Bond’s. Kind of the perfect balance between the series special brand of grandiosity mixed with a grounded practicality the kids can’t seem to stop talking about these days. I was just chatting with someone the other day about how much better we thought Casino Royale has gotten with age, plus I was pretty floored by Skyfall, and part of that undoubtedly has to do with knowing very little about what to expect. Why not go into Spectre with the same ignorance?!

Like the Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation trailer, I want to say this trailer came out of nowhere, but I think Marvel’s stupid marketing tendencies of have seen sixteen teasers that point to a countdown clock that unlocks a Facebook page that exchanges Likes and Shares for a time and date when the trailer will premiere during Agents of Shield *deep breath* has made me feel like a studio needs to tell me 700 times when to expect its trailers. Ranting aside, I was just thinking about watching a Bond movie this weekend before this trailer went live (the lady’s out of town!) Let me know in the comments if you have a suggestion as to which one. Oooo, which one does he play Mario Kart in?!


12 thoughts on “What’s Happening in the Latest James Bond Trailer?

  1. As for a suggestion, I’d have to say On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. It’s very much like From Russia With Love, and although it’s slow at points Dianna Rigg is one of the best Bond girls and the semi-down to earth nature of the movie is really interesting in retrospect. Plus, the ending battle is pretty awesome.

    In any case, I’m curious about what SPECTRE will be in the end result, but this teaser trailer definitely did its job of getting me hyped.

  2. As a big Bond fan, I’m cautiously excited for Spectre. Casino Royale is prbably my favorite, Quantum is serviceable post-credits DLC for Casino, and Skyfall is great until the sex worker shows up and it becomes a morose celebration of the franchise’s worst tendencies.
    As for others, I’d recommend On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Living Daylights, and Goldeney. All solid action movies with varying degrees of decent story/character work.

    1. Crap, I should’ve mentioned The Living Daylights too. Outside of Casino and Goldfinger it might be my favourite. Definitely an excellent choice, especially since Chris likes the Craig era.

    1. Don’t listen to him! Stay away from Diamonds Are Forever! If you want a ridiculous Bond movie either The Spy Who Loved Me or Moonraker will better suffice!

      1. I’d say Diamonds Are Forever is better than Moonraker, but yeah I’d avoid both. The Spy Who Loved me is the right amount of camp. Connery’s best has to be Goldfinger, even though it’s cliche to say that.

  3. Don’t listen to anyone who suggests On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, it’s very loyal to the Fleming novel but George Lazenby is unforgivably terrible. On the plus side it’s where Austin Powers comes from, particularly his outfit.

    If you haven’t seen Quantum of Solace do so. It’s underwhelming compared to the two other Daniel Craig Bond movies but still got a load of brilliant bits in it, directly continues the story from Casino Royale, and looks like it will link to Spectre if you’re wondering who that guy in the log cabin is.

    Other than that for the last three Bonds their first movie is the best. Live And Let Die for Roger Moore (Baron Samedi!), The Living Daylights for Timothy Dalton (terrorists are the good guys!), and GoldenEye (Tank in Moscow! Laser watch! Same director as Casino Royale and, er, Green Lantern!).

    Then there’s Sean Connery of course, of which From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and Thunderball are essential. I’m personally partial to You Only Live Twice as well, since it’s Bond & Ninjas Vs Dr Evil & Spectre in a volcano lair.

  4. Getting the Skulls vibes from this trailer, maybe they are finally going to bridge the two franchises? The name is Jackson….Joshua Jackson!

  5. Quantum of Solace gets an unfortunately bad rep. It’s not Casino Royale or Skyfall, but it still an entertaining action movie in its own right and I get the feeling that most of the people who claim that it’s among the worst Bond movies of all time probably only saw it once on cable at 1 A.M. while aimlessly flipping through channels, because never am I ever given any constructive reasons for why it sucks. But hey, that’s the Internet for ya!

    1. I think it’s pretty flawed, but I’d agree that it’s far from the worst Bond movie. For me, I dislike it because you can tell how patched together it was since none of the sequences jell together all that well and the plot is very basic yet still somewhat confusing at points. Plus, the way Bond’s renegade revenge mission is written feels very off, especially in the ways that he’s pitted against Mi6 and the CIA. There’s nothing really wrong with the performances or the directing, but the plot and writing in general feel very slapdash (since Craig had to do most of it himself while filming, from what I’ve read).

  6. Cant even remember if I like the movie or not but Never Say Never Again was a favorite of mine when I was kid. Rocket-Pen bitches!

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