Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bond Is Back (again)

Remember like 5 years ago Vin Diesel starred in xXx and everybody was like "Diesel is the new Bond!" If you don't, people were saying that. And not just dumb people, I'm talkin about critics. They were saying Xander Cage (Diesel's character) did things that supposedly the new generation could get into like ride a hoverboard and drive a Pontiac GTO installed with a rocket launcher.
Well, what happened? It turns out the new generation is not idiots. People aren't stupid enough to watch a movie involving unexplainable avalaches and an evil plot to destroy the whole world for no reason and say, "Wow, this movie is what I've been waiting for. There aren't any other movies like this and I hope there end up being a ton of sequels."
So it turns out xXx was in no way the new Bond. And today producers announced the title of the newest edition of James Bond to be Quantum of Solace and I can honestly say I'm looking forward to it. Daniel Craig has made the series fresh again and I was surprised how quickly the newest edition was coming out. If everything stays on schedule, Quantum of Solace will come out this November, 2 years after Casino Royale. To put that in perspective, it took 4 years between Die Another Day and Casino Royale.

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