Anthony Horowitz not looking forward to Spectre

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Anthony Horowitz not looking forward to Spectre

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:51 pm

For more than 50 years, James Bond films have been feted as the ultimate action movies, with ever more spectacular special effects, sinister villains and an endless stream of glamourous love interests.
But, according to the author officially anointed as successor to 007’s creator Ian Fleming, modern James Bond films have lost their way because they make the fictional secret agent appear too soft.

Anthony Horowitz, who was chosen by the Fleming estate to write the latest James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis, said Skyfall – the first Bond film to smash through the $1 billion mark in global box office takings – just makes him “angry” because of the way it portrays 0007 as “weak”.

And he voiced dismay at signs that the upcoming film Spectre will delve into Bond’s “doubts” and “insecurities” instead of concentrating on defeating villains.
The creator of the Alex Rider series of spy books, also disclosed how he found a way to give the shameless womaniser 007 his comeuppance in memorable style - by reviving the best known Bond girl, Pussy Galore, only for her to rebuff his advances by falling for another woman.
Speaking in an interview for The Mail on Sunday, he described Daniel Craig as a “terrific Bond” and praised his first outing in the role of Bond, in Casino Royale in 2006 as a triumph because of its “gritty seriousness”.

But he went on: “Quantum Of Solace just went wrong, Skyfall is my least favourite - I know it is heresy to say so, but it is the one Bond film I have never liked.”

He explained: “Bond is weak in it, he has doubts - that’s not Bond.
“Secondly, the villain wins. The villain sets out to kill M – the film finishes with the villain killing M. So why have I watched it?
“And if you have to protect the Head of MI6 from a madman, do you take her to a Scottish farmhouse with no weapons and tell your bad guy where you are, so he will arrive with six people to kill her?
“And then M escapes and stands on top of a hill waving a torch to tell them where she is!
“It’s that sort of thing that made me angry.”

He said a sequence in the trailer for Spectre, showing a photograph of Bond’s family with his parents faces missing, augured ill for the new film in his view.
“This is going to be to do with his family background, and I know the fans are all terribly excited to know more, but I’m saying, ‘Don’t tell me, I don’t want to know’,” he said.

“'I don’t want to know about his doubts, his insecurities or weaknesses. I just want to see him act, kill, win.”
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Re: Anthony Horowitz not looking forward to Spectre

Postby Veronica » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:57 pm

"Gritty seriousness" about "dialogue that is worse than anything I ever heard in soap operas"...
and love story that as convincing as anything from Santa Barbara.
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