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IS BOND AN EMO PUSSY NOW?

By 04.04.08

USA Today has a big article on the new Bond flick and a couple new pictures.  Some of the highlights:

"He has his heart broken," says Craig, who turned 40 during the shoot. "The love of his life is killed, and he finds out she’s not who she said she was. … He’s out for revenge. But he’s also out to find — and this is what the title is about — a ‘quantum of solace.’ Something has been taken away from him, and he’s out to get that back."

Wait, Bond? I was worried Quantum of Solace sounded like an emo band, but now this whole movie is starting to sound emo.  Bond isn’t supposed to have his heart broken by a woman – shitty vodka, a bad guy not dying fast enough – these are the things that make Bond sad, not a girl.  Girls are just what Bond does when he’s not killing people or driving a sweet car.

Director Marc Forster says setting the climax in the wasteland of Chile’s Atacama Desert fuses the plot with the internal life of Bond.  "I chose the desert because it’s isolated, you feel lonely, and that’s what Bond is struggling with himself,"

Bond is lonely?! Is he going to start painting his fingernails black and write poetry that overuses the word "duality"? 

"When they have this moment between them [Bond and the villain], Bond has a decision to make," Forster says. "Bond lost someone he loved. But what does it mean to kill someone, when you just lost someone?"

Uh, it makes you happy again, duh. Has this guy never seen an action movie before? The bad guy kills your woman and you chop his head off or throw him off a tall building and watch him impale on something. Then you say something like, "Stick around," and you have a party.  Everyone knows that.   

The Bond of the past was calculating and in control, rarely caught off guard and more bemused than tortured by the havoc he confronts. Quantum of Solace transforms him into damaged goods.

"Tortured by the havoc?" Was that an AFI reference of some sort.  You know, I’m starting to wonder if the Chilean mayor disrupting filming the other day was just an example of the Mexican Anti-Emo Riots moving south.  Oh yeah, did I mention there are anti-emo riots in Mexico


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