Resolved Question: Black James Bond: Brosnan
I am shocked to even think of the idea of having a black james bond !!! Am no racist I have black in my family but it would be an awful idea to make the next james bond a black person. If the idea dose come off to make the next james bond black then it won't have the same feel and the same style as the other bonds and it won't fit the character !!!
Posted on 14 April 2013 | 5:56 am
Resolved Question: Should James Bond be
Saw this question before, but it only got a few answers so I thought I'd ask again. Apparently, there is speculation that Idris Elba could be the next Bond after Daniel Craig. Personally, I'm against it. Somebody's going to say I'm being racist, but I'm not trying to be. I think Elba is a very good actor. I'm sure he could portray (as far as the acting) the part just fine. I think Jeffrey Wright has done a good job as Felix Leiter in Casino & Quantum, and Naomie Harris was great playing Eve Moneypenny in Skyfall. Also, I liked the character of Charles Robinson (played by Colin Salmon) in Tomorrow Never Dies/The World Is Not Enough/Die Another Day. I'd like it if they brought that character back for the new Bond movies, or even did a spin-off where he (maybe played by Elba if they think hes ready to be a movie lead) was the main spy character. I'd happily watch it.
My problem with Elba playing Bond is that the character has been white for 50 years now (just counting movies not even the books), and I don't see any good reason to change him. Before you say, "who says Bond has to be white?" (which I've seen before) read the Fleming novel "Live and Let Die" and try to tell me that the James Bond that Fleming (the guy who CREATED Bond) conceived could possibly be a black man. I'll admit I'm a purist. I've read most of the Fleming novels and some of the continuation novels. I own every Bond movie either on DVD or Bluray, and I've watched them multiple times each. I think Sean Connery is the best of the Bond actors, but even he isn't the "perfect Bond"...Fleming didn't even think so. I think Craig has done a good job playing Bond, but I was against the casting of a "blond Bond", particularly when they were saying they wanted to "get back to the original Bond, more like the Fleming novels". I digress, but I just wanted to point out that I'd like to see an actor chosen for Bond that was both a good actor AND looked the part as conceived by Fleming.
Back to my question though...for the past 50 years Bond has been portrayed on screen as white...so why do we need to change him now? The other characters are supporting characters, and I don't really care whether they are portrayed as white, black, Mid-Eastern, Asian, or whatever, but Bond is the MAIN CHARACTER of the franchise...so why do we need to make him a black man all the sudden? I'd have the same objections to him being played by an Indian actor, Asian actor, or any other ethnicity. So, my objection isn't about him being black really, its about changing Bond's ethnicity at all. Also, before anyone jumps all over me, I think they should hire black actors to play all black roles, Native Americans to play Native Americans, Asians to play Asians etc. I realize its acting, and Bond is a fictional character...but the fictional character is a white guy.
If this were happening the other way around there would be tremendous outrage. What if Brad Pitt were to be selected to portray Shaft if they did a new movie? Wouldn't African Americans be wondering why Hollywood couldn't find a black actor to play this fictional character? Rightfully so! I'm personally not pleased with Johnny Depp playing Tonto (a fictional character) because he looks like a white guy to me (although I've read that he does have Native American ancestory). Surely there was a true Native American that could have played the part and done a good job of it. I don't think that Jason Statham would have been a good replacement as Mr. Han (Jackie Chan) in the latest "Karate Kid" movie either. If the argument is only that "its a fictional character, so it doesn't matter" then all these examples of white guys playing ethnic fictional characters should be fine with you. I make the same argument that would be made if any of those casting choices were made. Bond is a white character, and should be played by a white actor. That's me being purist to the character, not racist. If you want to do a Bond-like movie with a different character played by an actor of a different ethnic background, I have no problem with that at all. Surely we can find some white actors who are GOOD actors that can play Bond just as well as Elba, and leave the character the same ethnicity he's always been.
So, I've had my say and made my arguments...I'm curious what the Yahoo!Answers community has to say. Should James Bond be played by a Black actor? Also, a related question...should the character be portrayed by a woman (obviously with a name change, maybe Jane Bond or Jamie Bond?)? If you are for a black man, but against a woman (or vice versa) I'd love to hear your arguments! Please try to refrain from dismissing me as a racist/sexist though. Thank you for your thoughts!
Posted on 24 February 2013 | 4:33 am
Resolved Question: What movie am I
I don't remember a LOT about the movie, but one scene is VIVID in my mind. The Main Character (M.C.) walks down a hallway. Then it lights up, revealing that it's a glass hallway. He gets the 2nd door open, then calls others to follow him. Three get in the hallway, & the 1st door closes. M.C. goes back in the hallway, then the 2nd closes. A laser cuts off one teammate's fingers, & M.C. calls, "Medic! Medic!", but when he looks up at the medic, her head slides off her neck! The laser returns near ground level, so one teammate jumps, but the laser zooms to waist level, & slices him. M.C. sees a bar near the ceiling, & grabs it. The laser misses him, & cuts the knife in his belt holster. The laser returns again, but switches to a grid pattern, which dices him. Could someone tell me what movie this is please?
Posted on 6 November 2011 | 3:46 am
Resolved Question: Good movies similar to
I just watched a movie called Exam (2009, with Colin Salmon and Luke Mably among others). It was very good. I rated it 5 stars out of 5 (a very rare rating from me, only one other film has ever earned that).
My question is this: what other movies are similar to this? The Psychological Thriller trying to figure everything out type movie. Can anyone name any good ones? Preferably ones that are available on Netflix Instant Play.
Posted on 17 August 2011 | 11:05 am
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