james bond

  • The King’s Man: Is a WW1 Prequel the Right Move for the Kingsman Series?

    When it was released in 2014, the first Kingsman film was a breath of fresh air. I grew up on the Bond films of old, where Roger Moore would utter some contrived quip before saving the world, using a gadget to dispatch the megalomaniacal villain, and so I embraced...
  • Why (and How) James Bond Should Die in No Time To Die

    Just last week, a couple of months into production, the title of the latest entry in the long-running James Bond franchise was revealed. No longer do we have to refer to it as ‘Bond 25’ or the rumoured title ‘Shatterhand’, but instead we now know that it is officially...
  • Why Pierce Brosnan Should Return as James Bond for One More Film

    I desperately want to see an old James Bond. Not Roger Moore in A View to a Kill or Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again, where they ignored the fact that these men were far too old for what the film required of them, but rather a Bond...
  • My Hopes For The Next James Bond Film

    It’s crazy to think that when the 25th James Bond film premieres early next year, it’ll have been almost 5 years since the previous entry Spectre hit cinemas. That’s a year longer than the break between Die Another Day and the modern reboot Casino Royale. Looking back, it’s hard...
  • Ranking the James Bond films

    Over the past few months I’ve been watching all of the James Bond films in order – many for the first time in years – and writing about their individual merits as well as how they impact the legacy of the James Bond franchise. Now my Bond Retrospective series...
  • A Bond Retrospective: Never Say Never Again

    As a kid, Never Say Never Again was just another Bond film. While I had some official VHS copies of a few of the films, most in my collection were recorded off the TV, adverts included. The order of the films and the actors playing the famous super spy...
  • A Bond Retrospective: Daniel Craig

    I’ve been using the word “era” to describe the different spans of time that actors have played the character of James Bond, like “the Moore era” or “the Dalton era”, but rarely do they feel completely and totally different from one another. There’s a subtle progression from one phase...
  • A Bond Retrospective: Pierce Brosnan

    I’ve always thought of Pierce Brosnan as a better Bond than his films. He joined the franchise at an interesting time; the world had changed and Bond had to change with it. James is called out as a “misogynistic dinosaur” in Goldeneye, a character out of his time and...
  • A Bond Retrospective: Timothy Dalton

    Over the past few weeks I’ve been rewatching the James Bond franchise for the first time in years to see how the films hold up to both my childhood memories and their enduring cinematic legacy. After wading through the highs and lows of Roger Moore’s seven films, the lighter...