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Mark Allison Feb 22, 2017
Iam Fleming's James Bond novels still have narratives and ideas that haven't made it to the 007 movie series...
A spoiler lies ahead for Spectre
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Over the course of 11 years, Ian Fleming wrote 12 James Bond novels and nine short stories before his death in 1964, forming the basis for the film series which survives to the present day. 24 films and 55 years since the birth of the cinematic Bond, it might come as a surprise that the franchise hasn’t completely exhausted its source material. More often than not, however, the James Bond films have been adaptations in name only.
Starting with Roald Dahl’s outlandish screenplay for the fifth Bond film, You Only Live Twice, the film scripts began to drift away from their literary inspirations. For most of Roger Moore’s seven-film tenure, for example, entire plots and characters were »
You know what they say: life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. Like an Lmd, for instance.
On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Episode 14, a mission to save Mace and May went quite awry, in that it resulted in four members of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team being replaced by LMDs and absolutely no one being rescued.
On the plus side, Mace's shirt appeared to have been confiscated when he was taken captive by Ivanov, which is fine by me. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. viewers were given a Valentine's Day gift in the form of Jason O'Mara's sweaty, rippling abs. So really, six gifts.
Ivanov continues to be an incredibly underwhelming enemy. With his thicker-than-borscht Russian accent, single-minded obsession with revenge, and penchant for traveling via submarine, he's not much more than a third-rate Bond villain.
Ivanov: A butcher does »
- Lee Jutton
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