Daniel Craig is about to say goodbye to the character of James bond with No Time to Die, which after many delays will finally hit theaters around the world at the end of September. At first, the actor did not have the full support of 007 fans, but as soon as 007: Casino Royale was released – 95% it was clear that their approach to the agent was correct and that we were facing a franchise that would know how to renew the character to make it less cartoonish and more serious. Despite its ups and downs, this new saga is considered one of the best and there is much debate about which of them is number one. Overall, 007 Operation Skyfall – 93% is what most take as Craig’s highest point.
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Skyfall it had all the elements to stand out not only within the Bond franchise, but also in comparison to other releases of that year. For starters, the movie was directed by Sam Mendes, who connected the story with 007 Specter – 65% a few years later. It also told a different story where, in a way, Agent 007 was a witness to the past of M (Judi Dench) with an enemy played by Javier Bardem, who became the main point for specialized critics and the public.
Since before the premiere of Skyfall, it had been announced that the villain Silva would have a scene of sexual tension with Bond. All the media were eager to see this meeting and for a while there was a lot of speculation about how it would develop, did he and Bond have an affair in the past? Could the agent play along to get rid of him? how far will Silva go with this “flirtation”? For better and for worse, opinions focused on this moment that implied that James bond, the metrosexual conqueror of ladies, may have had a gay encounter in the past.
For a hero constantly being assigned multiple women per delivery to highlight just how masculine he is, Craig’s Bond in the blissful scene shook things up a bit. During this moment, Silva touches the body of the immobilized agent, but Bond is not scared by this and responds to the handling with a simple “what makes you think this is my first time?” Many followers who do not want to see Bond with a different sexuality, claimed that he only said that so that Silva would not go further and not to show weakness before the enemy. While others thought that his job as an agent often involves getting into bed with someone and that someone will not always be a woman.
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The funny thing is that the scene was about to be lost in the final cut. In an interview for the documentary Being james bond (via .), the producer Barbara broccoli He assured that he had to fight with the study to maintain that scene:
I remember that the studio told us to edit that line and we said no, no, no. We resist.
Broccoli also remembers that during the premiere the public reacted very well to the moment and she returned with the studio representatives who asked her to cut it with a very satisfactory “I told you so.” It’s not really clear at this point how the idea came to be to begin with, but it definitely brought the debate over Bond’s machismo to the table. Over the years, especially with the new feminist movements against the abuse of women, the character created by Ian Fleming has been perceived as a terrible example of a man. However, critics and fans assure that this version of Craig is just trying to improve this problem by changing not only Bond, but also the women who accompany him so that they are not a pretty face that can make use of a gun from time to time. when.
A few years ago, Pierce Brosnan, who gave life to Bond, assured that it was time to have a gay 007, but that Barbara broccoli I would never allow it. Although Skyfall it does not assure us that the character is gay or bisexual, at least it gives a first step to the representation with a subtle moment. This has only sparked public interest in having new versions of James bond. For example, there has been much discussion about the agent openly presenting himself as gay, but the issue of race and machismo has also been involved, with some proposing that 007 be black or female for the next franchise. Unfortunately, many see a serious problem here and are too closed to try something new. The clearest example of this is the attacks that Lashana Lynch received when it was commented that she would be the new 007 in No Time to Die. We will soon discover what producers have in store for us for the future.
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