Just this afternoon, I saw the IMAX trailer, attached to The Dark Knight Rises
FIRST--this film is now established to have one of the biggest MacGuffins in the entire Bond franchise. And no, it's not the cliched "saving the world from total annihilation". When I heard that voice in the trailer describe exactly what
was at stake--I lunged forward in my seat, my eyes bulged wide, "Oh...my...gosh
SECOND--just like that
--all my fears about the young Q being a stereotypical "pocket-protector" nerd are thown out the window. He is
the snarky, crotchety* fellow we know and love--appearing quite contemptuous of Bond, seemingly seeing him as little more than a "trigger". I loved the man the moment I heard his voice in the trailer...and a grin filled my face when Bond referred to him (in a wry tone) as..."Q".
(Here's hoping his surname name is given on-screen as...Boothroyd.)
THIRD--I am really
looking forward, now (as if I weren't already!) to Berenice Marlohe's role as Severine--a larger-than-life, glamorous Bond Girl, as commanding and charismatic as she is beautiful and sexy.
(in a glamorous evening dress): Mister...?
(in The Tux): Bond. James Bond.
Need I say more?
*(Don't know if that term can really be applied to a youngster, but--what the heck....)