I don't often agree with Quentin Letts, but he's right about that. Bond was written during the Cold War, and perhaps should always be portrayed during that period in order to maintain the cultural integrity of the piece. I know the point of bringing him up to date is to keep him apace with the times and bring in all kinds of different enemies and tech gizmos, but the character of Bond just doesn't sit right in the cultural paradigm of today. I went to see The Man From Uncle this week, which is set firmly in the 1960s and was very well put together to recreate the look and feel of the time. I'd heard the critics didn't like it much, but found it hard to see why, to me it was an enjoyable if unchallenging romp down memory lane, and the lead characters played their parts well, especially Henry Cavill who nicely captured the memory of Robert Vaughn in his mannerisms and style of speech. As a period piece it was a delight, and if more are made, which I think is very likely, I'll certainly go and see them.
Not a big fan of the whole 'comic books brought to the big screen' trend that we're living through interminably, I do, however, have a thing about Batman and the whole bat-universe, so I am beyond excited about Suicide Squad. The Mail (god bless it - not) has been showing location shots from the movie for months now, and I heard with deep disappointment the other day that it's not even due for release for another YEAR! Argh! I'm so going to love that movie no matter what, purely for the fact that it's got Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith in it, what's not to love? I first saw Margot Robbie in Wolf of Wall Street and didn't pay much attention to her, although she is pretty eye catching. She was in Focus earlier this year with Will Smith, as a con woman, and was very watchable in that. She has an amazing face, and seems to have an impish, dark sense of humour that resonates with me. She's a perfect choice for Harley Quinn. Jared was fantastic in Dallas Buyer's Club. We don't yet see much of his Joker but maybe he'll blow Heath Ledger's version out of the water. Jared totally deserved his Oscar and is a beautiful looking man, as is Will Smith, so there's your eye candy, ladeez.
The first trailer was released the other day, talk about pre-publicity! Is that heavy publicity effort a sign that the movie is crap? Will we all be sick to death of it by the time it comes out? Hmm...... the trailer was awesome and set me spine a'tingling, so I'm thinking probably not. Can't wait.
"..........but I couldn't see........
that the joke was on me"
Here are a few things I found on Facebook that touched me. If anyone who made them objects to me posting them here, let me know and I'll take them down. I never had time for Facebook when I was putting so much effort into trying to be friends with someone who wasn't really interested. Now I spend a lot of time on there and have learned so much about me and human nature in general.