James Bond: 00Snake Eater

Snaaaaaaaake eater!

In 2004, the James Bond franchise was in a transitional period. Two years earlier, the disastrous Die Another Day had taken Pierce Brosnan from the cool intrigue and character development in Goldeneye to a CGI-overloaded sci-fi action movie that rivaled Moonraker in terms of sheer campiness. It would be another two years before Daniel Craig would make his debut, but until then the stealth action franchise Metal Gear Solid filled the gap with its third installment: Snake Eater.

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Geekade Top Ten: James Bond Movies

Which Bond is the best Bond?

Is Sean Connery versus Roger Moore the classic debate of who was the best Bond? It’s not because Sean Connery blows him out of the water. I’m talking early Sean Connery though. After Goldfinger, his high water mark as Bond, the quality of Connery’s movies continued on a downward trend and the series really ended up as a parody of itself through the 70s. This is why Roger Moore’s movies will not be gracing this list.

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Lost at Sea

Time travel, sinking ships, and the total aversion of World War I

In the late 90s, James Cameron’s Titanic began an obsession for millions. At the time, the special effects were unprecedented, the scale was grand, and posters of Leonardo DiCaprio were decorating the walls of countless girls. The film made record-breaking numbers in movie theatres and won a massive amount of awards. Fascination with the Titanic itself experienced an upward trend, although it’s safe to say curiosity surrounding the ship, its passengers, and the sinking has, and will always remain, deeply embedded in pop culture and history.

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A Lifelong Bond

Jon tells the story of his first interaction with James Bond

I don’t remember the first time I played Goldeneye, but I still remember the layout of almost every level.  All of the objectives on every difficulty became burned into my memory a long time ago. The stylishness of all the spy gadgets and missions touched off a feeling of obsession that we can all relate to.  I just had to have more.  Many of us who fell in love with what is arguably  the only great James Bond game poured hours into every mode it  offered and hoped the franchise would just keep on going.  Unfortunately, the Bond franchise peeked right there in 1997. 

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