5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: Skyfall - Washington D.C. Screening: "From Jay-Z's Mayback To Kanye's McLaren, Hip-Hop Can't Compete W/ The No-Longer-Distributed Four-Wheel Machine 007 Put On The Map"
Monday, Nov 5, 2012 10:30AM
[We're back at it as 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. There's only three days left, so today we're taking it to the nation's capital in Washington D.C.! So if you need something to take your mind off the election, stay tuned because we're giving you five reasons to catch Skyfall, and plenty of chances to catch it for free.]
1. Everybody's Dream Car
Long before Rick Ross and Drake got together for some Aston Martin music, James Bond was pushing the classic car across Europe. While the don't-mess-with-me agent has been known to drive some stylish and fully-equipped Aston Martins over the years, the Aston Martin DB5 is the most popular one to date. The luxury sports car was at mercy of Bond's heavy foot five times since the release of Goldfinger in 1964, and is now making another appearance during his most recent escapades in Skyfall. MMG and YMCMB may be about that exotic car life, but Bond was into it before they knew it existed.
2. Beamer, Benz Or Bentley
James Bond made rappers step up their whip game. Seriously. If you needed a huge reason to mess with the new Skyfall flick, it's because of the connection between flashy vehicles and hip-hop. There is hardly any radio smash anthem that does not reference a Maybach, Bentley, BMW or other decked out luxury car. For any car lovers out there, you know the Bond flicks cater toward your needs. Seeing a fresh BMW decked out with missiles, secret compartments and high-tech stuff has become mandatory in each new flick. With 2013 right around the corner, there is no telling what big surprises Skyfall will have.
3. 2nd Childhood
One of my personal favorite things about the James Bond flicks is how 007 always had everything: the girl, the style, the wealth, the whips. I still remember when Goldeneye dropped in the mid-1990's and falling in love with Natalya Simonova riding shotgun next to Bond. Since then, I have always made sure to have a respectable whip before even having a girlfriend. The flashiness of the Bond vehicles, most often luxury whips, always impressed me and made me envious of 007. My biggest reason to see Skyfall is to experience what I felt, making a connection to Bond and a lady interest with the thrill of a high-powered vehicle.
4. The T-Bird
Everyone knows that when it comes to cars, no matter what year, decade or century, the Ford Thunderbird is a classic that needs to be added to any car lover's collection. At first only made between 1955 and 1997, Ford Motors decided to resurface the smooth-cut classic in 2002--only to permanently take it off the market in 2005. From Jay-Z's Mayback to Kanye's Mercedes SLR McLaren, hip-hop can't seem to compete with the no-longer-distributed four-wheel machine 007 put on the map.
5. Lotus Esprit
Swizz Beatz just signed on with Lotus last year to endorse his own model of the luxury vehicle--that should tell you something. The rap world may be onto something now, but the car game has been around for a minute. James Bond was riding around and getting it in the Lotus Espirt Turbo in 1981, during For Your Eyes Only, when he was dodging bad guys and finding missile command systems. He was that dude then, and his car game certainly isn't falling off now.
SOHH/Skyfall Washington, D.C. Screening Contest:
Wanna chance to see the movie before all your friends? Here's what Washington, D.C. SOHH readers gotta do:
2 - The first 50 people in the Washington, D.C. area to tweet #SOHH5 and #SkyfallDC will win exclusive tickets to check out the new James Bond flick before it arrives in theaters.