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Modern James Bond: 3 Movies Since 1994 That Shaped the Genre

By    |   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 12:15 PM

No genre mixes as many elements and filming techniques as modern James Bond movies. They have sex appeal, danger and conflict, action and adventure, and, at times, even a dash of comedy.

But there are three recreations of this masterfully created crime genre that have shaped the way James Bond movies are made.

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“GoldenEye”

“GoldenEye” has been argued by critics as one of, in not the, most important movies to change James Bond movies. According to Roger Ebert, it is the first modern James Bond movie to have an original storyline and not to borrow any elements from Bond author Ian Fleming.

But original plots isn’t what makes this movie a success. Roger Egbert recognizes the daredevil stunts, computer-aided scenes, and a modern environment for the success. It was the first time Bond connected with the modern world and met the needs of action-starved audiences.

“Tomorrow Never Dies”

“Tomorrow Never Dies” was the eighteenth installment of Bond movies and the second in modern films. This time producers went back to the drawing board and created a script that included current events from Britain’s return of Hong Kong to the Chinese government, according to IMDb.

In the past, Bond movies only included raw scripts straight from the creator’s mind. But “Tomorrow Never Dies” shows movies can engage audiences by connecting with their current environment, according to IMDb.

Another fresh aspect of “Tomorrow Never Dies” is writers introduced a more plausible villain with realistic plans for world-domination. Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars for moving beyond the silly villain and creating a plot that could happen in real life.

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“Skyfall”

“Skyfall” takes the James Bond legacy even further into current events with NATO and modern terrorist threats. But the main theme to advance this movie isn’t plot, computer-generated action, or, even, an all-star cast. The movie bounced its success of Bond’s fiftieth anniversary.

Film producers and directors announced the movie and cast on November 3, 2011 – exactly 50 years after Sean Connery was granted his shot at the flagship role, according to Pure People.

“Skyfall” also marked the first modern James Bond film written based on newcomer Bond author Jeffrey Deaver, according to the Blic.

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