To no one's surprise, James Bond's new car in the new episode 'Die
Another Day' is fitted with a pretty arsenal of weapons, not to say
silly gadgets and, no surprise too, he defeats the adversary one
more time. Save to say that the new filmstrip will be or is no
masterwork of cinematics but at least nice entertainment and, to be
frank, we just wouldn't expect something different.
One cultural achievement of it couldn't be denied nevertheless! And
this is that this blatant nonsense in pictures always has impressively
reflected the finest style, fashion and architecture of its time.
That's why the industry spends a fortune to place their products in
these movies to present and promote them as one of the best and most
perfect ones, even good enough to be used in the spying business.
Means, money is not only what makes the world go round but also what
makes 007 disloyal. Not that her majesty ever could not rely on Mr
Bond but the last episodes have demonstrated that the British secret
service didn't trust in British equipments anyhow. Ok, ok, we put
the blame on Mr Q.
Now, take notice, thanks to the Americans, this intolerable situation
has changed. Ford has spent a few millions of dollars to persuade
007 and Q of replacing the previous Bimmers by an Aston Martin and
the film company to show other cars of the big Ford company such as
several Range Rovers, a Thunderbird. Villain Zao has got a Jaguar
XKR which is, of course, not less overly armed as Bond's vehicle.