Damon isn't too crazy about Bond

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Damon isn't too crazy about Bond

Post by 007cheese » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:45 pm

Found this article, and it looked unposted...after all the Bond v Bourne, it seemed interesting to discuss.
Matt Damon dismisses 'dated' Bond

Damon met fans at The Bourne Ultimatum's UK premiere

Hollywood star Matt Damon has dismissed James Bond as being stuck in the past.
The actor, who appears in the Bourne thrillers, said: "The Bond character will always be anchored in the 1960s and in the values of the 1960s."

The suave spy was "so anachronistic when you put it in the world we live in today", he said, but added that Bourne was no better or worse than Bond.

Damon was speaking in London, where The Bourne Ultimatum, the third film in the franchise, was having its UK premiere.

Hundreds of fans waited in the rain at the premiere in London's Leicester Square to see the actor, who plays CIA assassin Jason Bourne.

Famous faces who attended the screening included pop star Prince, Bourne's co-star Julia Stiles, actress Neve Campbell and model Helena Christensen.

Daniel Craig's first Bond film, Casino Royale, came out last year
"Bond is an imperialist and a misogynist who kills people and laughs about it, and drinks Martinis and cracks jokes," Damon told reporters.

"Bourne is a serial monogamist whose girlfriend is dead and he does nothing but think about her."

He added that Bourne "doesn't have the support of gadgets, and he feels guilty for what he's done".

The first two Bourne outings - The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy - made more than $500m (£250m) at the worldwide box office.

The latest instalment went straight to the top of the North American box office chart.

Damon said he had not ruled out returning for a fourth film - provided that the British director Paul Greengrass also returned to the project.

Greengrass said: "The Bourne franchise is not about wearing Prada suits and looking at women coming out of the sea with bikinis on. It's about essence and truth, not frippery and surface."
This may be true of some of the slightly older movies...but you get the feeling that he didn't watch CR, hmm?
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Post by Sophie » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:24 pm

:evil: we should all send him a copy of Casino Royale...
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Post by sharmaine » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:40 pm

Looks like somebody else is talking out their ass.....honestly for someone in the business he has NO TACT! NO CLASS! NADA!

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Post by Jessica » Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:55 pm

:evil: he is just being a b*tch

a lot of "actors" and "actresses" are b*tches

just ingored him

he will be on tv sitcom soon enough :lol: :twisted:

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Post by Laredo » Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:03 am

I think he is talking about classic Bond and not DC's Bond .It is true of the traditional Bond .We haven't seen enough of the new Bond to make a diffinitive answer as to weather Bond is stuck in the past . The next film will tell . Bond films have been girls , gadgets and world domination . You want to improve but you want to retain some of the Bond that people have been watching for 40 years .

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Post by kittin~wiskerz » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:04 pm

All I can say is, "Na-na-na-na-na-na! Matt Damon is *jealous*"

Poor little pip-squeak!
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