5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: "Before There Was A Sean Combs Or Shawn Carter, There Was Only One Real Sean"
Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 2:15PM
[James Bond is getting ready to take over film worldwide with the latest addition to the British spy series. Hitting theaters next Friday (November 9), SOHH is giving 007 fans across the country the chance to see the new Bond flick, Skyfall, before anyone else, on November 7. We'll be giving away hundreds of tickets as we make our way across the country in anticipation of Bond's return. Today, we're moving to Chicago! So Midwest stay tuned because we're giving you five reasons to catch Skyfall, and plenty of chances to catch it for free.]
1. Connery. Sean Connery.
There can only be one, right? Well, it can be argued there have been plenty of post-Connery awesome James Bond characters, but much like anything spectacular, it all starts from an origin. Sean Connery is the one and only. Much like Kool G Rap did for rap legends like Nas, Notorious B.I.G. and Big Pun, Connery is the originator of one of the best movie franchises in Hollywood. Without Connery, you have no extensive run of smoothness which only he could bring back in the day. If you needed a reason to check out Skyfall, just remember you are paying respect to a run started by Sean. Before there was a Sean Combs or Shawn Carter, there was only one real Sean.
2. Roger Moore Is Octopussy
With a seven-film reign, Roger Moore is hard man to forget, especially when he stars in a film named Octopussy (1983). Tied with Sean Connery as the longest standing James Bond actor, Moore released an autobiography in 2008 titled, My Word Is My Bond, discussing his "relationship" to Bond. But aside from all historical facts as Roger Moore, let's focus on the fact that he played in a movie called Octopussy. James Bond doesn't get any better than that!
3. Timothy Dalton Has A License To Kill
Timothy Dalton sits with a number of film titles under his belt. But it was his butt-kicking spy tactics and 6'3" stature that made women go crazy when he hit the screen in 1987 and 1989 for the release of The Living Daylights and License to Kill, respectively. He made the prototype for Bonds to come.
4. Pierce Brosnan Is A G
Pierce Brosnan came a long way from his Mrs. Doubtfire/em> days. Taking on the 007 role in 1995 with Golden Eye Pierce continued the then 23-year legacy, adding four films to the secret agent saga. He embraced the life of a spy and took the series to a new level. Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough are classic Bond films, and Brosnan help put them on the map.
5. Daniel Craig Is The Illest.
A huge reason you should dig down in those pockets and throw up a few bucks to check out Skyfall is because it has one of the best action heroes over 40 as the main character. Let's be honest, the days of the cool, teenage or even twenty-something year-old butt-kicking main characters is kinda played out. We're living in times where maturity and age go hand in hand with bringing down some serious action. Look at Expendables or any Bruce Willis exploding to theaters these days. Daniel Craig brings a realistic secret agent with James Bond. Sure, he's closer to needing a retirement plan than most hipster protagonists today, but Craig proves good things do come with time. And oh yeah, he still gets the ladies too.
SOHH/Skyfall Chicago Screening Contest:
Wanna chance to see the movie before all your friends? Here's what Chicago SOHH readers gotta do:
2 - The first 50 people in the Chicago area to tweet #SOHH5 and #SkyfallCHI will win exclusive tickets to check out the new James Bond flick before it arrives in theaters.