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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Damon Disses Bond

Matt Damon doesn't like James Bond.

Bond is “an imperialist and he’s a misogynist. He kills people and laughs and sips martinis and wisecracks about it,” Damon, 36, told The Associated Press in an interview …
Neither does his director, Paul Greenglass.
“He’s an insider. He likes being a secret agent. He worships at the altar of technology. He loves his gadgets. And he embodies this whole set of misogynistic values,” Greengrass said. “He likes violence. That’s part of the appeal of the character. He has no guilt. He’s essentially an imperial adventurer of a particularly English sort.

“Personally, I spit on those values.

Maybe filmgoers should show what they think of Damon's anti-Bond, Jason Bourne. I'll take Daniel Craig's Bond over Damon's Bourne any day, and as for Connery..., well there's no basis for comparison.

Read Libertas' commentary here.