I'm really glad that the recent Bond movies seem to be going back to basics and are moving away from the campy stuff of previous Bond incarnations. 

Bond is still high tech, but it's his wits and skills that get him out of most situations, and that's great. 

But I have to admit, I miss the gadgets and the scenes in Q branch that show them testing weapons and gadgets that are borderline absurd.  And I miss Bond being issued a gadget that is meant for one purpose, only to have him find a completely different use for it. 

Anyone with me on this or am I just grasping on to something from the Bond movies of my youth that really needed to go away? 

Views: 31

Replies to This Discussion

I like the gadgets but it got to be a bit much for me in the Brosnan era.  Too much of a focus on the gadgets and too out there (invisible car).  I wouldn't mind seeing a few in the next movie though as long as it was done well and served a limited purpose.

RSS

Latest Activity

Izzy joined Tyler Wainright's group
Thumbnail

Manly Dads

This group is for men out there who have children and are looking for a better way to balance manhood with fatherhood
1 minute ago
Michael D. Denny replied to Brandon's discussion Admiring aspects of times of oppression
"and so there is a good argument to be made that the differences in sentences were motivated by racial animus, rather than a desire to punish trafficking in more dangerous substances more severely. My instincts would be that the differences in…"
1 minute ago
Izzy joined JonEdanger's group
Thumbnail

Wet Shaving (No Spam!)

A group to discuss anything and everything concerning straight, SE or DE razor shaving.Spam will not be tolerated. Any member who spams the group will be uninvited.See More
10 minutes ago
Adam Parker joined Todd Serveto's group
Thumbnail

Growing in Manliness

Men who want to grow in masculinity, develop stronger manly traits, and be more confident in manhood.
10 minutes ago
Chuck Knight replied to Brandon's discussion Admiring aspects of times of oppression
"There is documented evidence that, for otherwise identical crimes, whites routinely receive a significantly lighter sentence than people of color.  So, yes, it does appear that a racial bias does exist.   Whether this is an institutional…"
11 minutes ago
Rebekah replied to Brandon's discussion Admiring aspects of times of oppression
"It's definitely the case that most people, and most blacks, in prison are there for non-violent crimes.  It's also definitely the case that different forms of cocaine are treated differently by the sentencing statutes.  It is my…"
14 minutes ago
Michael D. Denny replied to Brandon's discussion Admiring aspects of times of oppression
"Unless you think blacks are locked up for usually victimless, definitely non-violent, crimes, and that the sentencing provisions either explicitly or implicitly discriminate on the basis of race through meaningless distinctions regarding…"
26 minutes ago
Rebekah replied to Brandon's discussion Admiring aspects of times of oppression
"Unless you think blacks are locked up for usually victimless, definitely non-violent, crimes, and that the sentencing provisions either explicitly or implicitly discriminate on the basis of race through meaningless distinctions regarding…"
32 minutes ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service