Nov 14, 2012
commented on Spoiled Rotten: Skyfall
I like the "only steal what you can carry" line.
@5, "I'm not entirely sure I saw a Bond 007 film" that was my and Mrs. Ancient Sumerian's take, as well. Seemed like a slightly different genre. Not bad, just not quite it.
And Craig's Bond movies are pretty much using up all of the 'this time...it's personal' plots, ensuring that whoever the next Bond is won't be able to dig back into the character's past or plumb the depths of grief without a direct comparison to Craig.
I don't find this convincing. The series isn't big on continuity: recasting Bond; recasting M; recasting everyone; Bond is the same person but at different points in history. None of that makes any sense at all (except under @1's theory). So I don't think they're going to be too beholden to this particular incarnation. I mean really, there is serious interwebz discussion about casting Idris Elba as the next Bond: is anyone going to believe that he grew up in the Scottish highlands? That such a recasting is even imaginable by Bond fans means that no one takes the continuity as seriously as you imply.
And you could have made a similar argument that Connery's Bond used up all the "I will destroy the whole world" plots, and therefore that whoever the next Bond is will inevitably be compared to Connery. Which Moore was, but so what?
As to the idea that "There's no backward left to explore in James Bond," just upthread someone mentioned Bond's time in the Navy.