Bond: then and now

Does the latest film 'Skyfall' refresh or rehash the James Bond franchise?

Judging from the trailer for his latest adventure ‘Skyfall’, James Bond is up to his old tricks again. Adam Lee Davies takes an in-depth look, and comes up with ten reasons why Bond fans are going to feel right at home…


  • In the ‘Skyfall’ trailer...
    We find Bond tied to a schoolchair with his legs akimbo.

    It’s a bit like that scene in...
    Casino Royale’ (2006). There won’t be a single chap reading this who doesn’t know exactly the one we mean…

    New twist or tired rehash?
    It’s unlikely that Craig – or the male members of the audience – will want to sit through another session of Bond being repeatedly clumped in the swingers with a length of knotted rope by a sweaty Continental, so we strongly hope that Mendes has come up with something new here.

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