I believe it was Cubby Broccoli who was quoted as saying that the role is bigger than the actor playing it. How could he be wrong? The franchise has lasted 6 decades and counting with 6 different actors and counting. If only one actor could truly handle the role, the franchise would have died long ago because audiences would not have responded in kind.
As with most things in life, the truth of the matter lies in that dastardly, ever inconclusive grey zone. The franchise is not, by any stretch of the imagination, as bad as its critics like to claim, nor is it as good as many of us would like to think it is.
On Tuesday May 23rd 2017, Sir Roger Moore passed away after a brief spell of cancer. The news shook the pillars of the Bond fan community, as well as more casual fans and various pop culture media outlets. Rightfully so, if I may be so bold. He was a legend for all sorts of reasons. … Continue reading The inspirational Sir Roger Moore (1927-2017)