Agent Richard07 wrote:
The Bond Girl(s): They didn't give us the classic Bond Girl & romance, but they did remind us that he's a womanizer with just a brief scene. They also threw us a little something with Sévérine, but she got killed off pretty quickly and unexpectedly didn't she? No matter, the real Bond Girl was something a little different… Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny. Giving a classic character a substantial role with a twist and more of a background was a real treat. I was looking forward to seeing her in a Craig film and this was a great way to introduce her.
I only want to comment on this bit because you left out the actual "Bond girl" in this movie - M.
More than ever, she was featured here and rightly so. Her relationship to Bond may not have bene sexual nor in what might be considered the "traditional" Bond girl sense, but she was the Bond girl in this film for him, the same way "Dawn was Buffy's love story" in season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer - this was the woman whose relationship with Bond we were focusing on the whole time.