Okay, so its not the real trailer...
So what is it about the James Bond series that has made it the most successful franchise in movie history? It has spanned five decades, going on six with six different actors. I for one admit being addicted the James Bond. It doesn't make much sense really. The character was created by Ian Fleming who was a racist, misogynist, bigoted, chain smoker. I have read every Ian Fleming book and even his writing is shallow and trite and his characters are transparent and one dimensional, but I HAD to read them all. There is no realism involved. I can speak with some knowledge in that area. Since Ian Fleming died back in the sixties, other writers have taken up the torch. They try to do him justice by maintaining his style. I just read Carte Blance a 007 story by Jeffery Deaver who tries to attempts Fleming's style. It wasn't too different, just modernized. Still, I HAD to read it.
There is just some undeniable infatuation with the suave, cool, yet tough as nails man that is Bond. Every man wants to be him and every woman wants to be with him. The female roles are not without their influence too. Perhaps it is the steady variety of femme fatales that keep our interest and yearning for more. As you can see, I would love to be one of those femme fatales. So there you go. I guess once you go Bond, you never go back.
Skyfall opens in November and I'm sure, I'll be there to see it opening weekend...sigh