This weekend I saw the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. I have no idea what that title means so if you do please enlighten me.
The action scenes got me so revved up that I ran to Blockbuster and rented the last 007 movie, Casino Royale. Both films are terrific and I still can't believe stunt people do what they do for a living.
While I watched Casino Royale I thought to myself, "I could never do that." What I should have thought was, "Duh! I COURSE I CAN'T DO THAT!" Besides that fact that I'm NOT a male secret agent, here is a list of 10 other reasons I could NEVER be James Bond, Agent 007.
1 I don't drink martinis. If I'm going to drink, which I rarely do, I'll have a glass of wine.
2 I have no threshold for pain. When I stub my toe I cry so I could never fall off a building and keep running after some badguy/badgirl. Although, I'd be more likely to run after the badgirl.
3 Speaking of running...yep...nope...I can't do that. I'd be out of breath in less then 4 minutes and I'd be sweaty. No thank you!
4 I'm a nester. I couldn't just "hook-up" with a bond girl and leave her high and dry even if she was a double agent. In the middle of my mission I'd probably beg M for a day off so I could take my lady to the Abbey.
5 Did I mention the whole running thing? Yep...nope...I'm still not doing that.
6 I HATE guns. If someone invents a gun that shoots rainbow unicorns then I'll consider getting one.
7 I can't drive a standard transmission. Do they make Aston Martins in automatic?
8 I couldn't kill anyone, not even for revenge. It's all too scary and I have enough trouble sleeping at night.
9 I need friends and family. Bond is a loner and he must be very sad on his birthday. Maybe if I give him a hug he'll reconsider killing on demand.
10 Bond's traditional tuxedos is classic but boring. I'd prefer to wear the bow tie with a strapless red gown.
p.s. The stunt people that literally risk their lives to bring these amazing action packed films to life are truly gifted. Here's a list of the stunt men and women for Quantum of Solace:
Dean Bailey .... stunts
Nicola Berwick .... stunt double
Massimiliano Bianchi .... stunt driver
Marvin Campbell .... stunts
Aris Comninos .... stunts
Ben Cooke .... stunts
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua .... stunts
Jacob Dewitt .... stunts
Wade Eastwood .... stunts
Clay Donahue Fontenot .... stunts
Glenn Foster .... stunts
Evangelos Grecos .... stunts
Jason Hunjan .... stunts
Rob Inch .... assistant stunt coordinator
Rob Inch .... stunts
Rowley Irlam .... stunts
Martin Ivanov .... stunts
Paul Kennington .... stunt double
Adam Kirley .... stunts
Kai Martin .... stunt double: Daniel Craig
Kai Martin .... stunts
Tina Maskell .... stunts
Peter Miles .... stunts
Riccardo Mioni .... stunt driver
Stefano Maria Mioni .... stunt driver
Lee Morrison .... stunts
Peter Pedrero .... stunts
Gary Powell .... stunt coordinator
Diz Sharpe .... stunts
Craig Silva .... stunts
David Ware .... stunts
Rod Woodruff .... stunts