and of course, you would hardly know how big her role was if you went into the fandom tags on tumblr. people who saw the movie are pretending she was a minor character and throwing love at Q. it’s annoying across the board :(
honestly, i still don’t know!
but i saw her name — Eve Moneypenny??
i mean, i don’t know in what capacity she’s filling that role, or why she is in possession of that name/title, but that’s really fucking big. that’s HUGE in the world of Bond, and it’s really killing me that only a few “specialty” (read: aimed at Black folk) magazines, and magazines that need to fill space are even talking about it, or about her. i haven’t seen her basically anywhere on tumblr (I refuse to check the tags for the film, because NO), nor any of the other places i go.
and of course you know when interviewing, they’ll snap up Q (whoever he is), and Daniel Craig, and whoever that bland-ass woman was on some of the posters (i don’t know what she does in the film either, and that’s pretty damn typical. his “love interests” tend to be interchangeable and that’s sad all by itself.), but Naomie?
She was brill in the movie too. Took his flirtations and turned them back on him constantly, they never slept together and she’s still a badass in the field (when she goes in the field). She also totes shot him and joked about it later.
And the reveal of her being Eve Moneypenny in the end of the movie put a shit ton of significance onto her role there.
Q was so fucking beige in that movie tho. I can’t understand how anyone likes the Q reboot. Naomie Harris rocks as Moneypenny, Q’s just a prepubescent douchepocket. An Inspector Gadget Fetus.
I haven’t seen it yet but my mom has and I said “I hear the new Miss Moneypenny is a badass” because thank fuck I follow cool people and my mom was just like “Meh.”
I have always held out hope for a Bond Reunion movie, where the idea that James Bond is as much of an assigned title as 007. So you start with a new Bond being shown the ropes by his soon to be retired predecessor - except that someone is killing off all the past Bonds! So mentor and mentee have to travel the world to track down the assassin and save the remaining Bonds. Along the way, you see what has become of the Bonds of yesteryear. Connery lives a simple life in a simple town (that also happens to be populated exclusively by ex-spies and soldiers), Moore has replaced Octopussy as the head of a floating pleasure palace, Dalton is a grizzled and bitter red herring who is missing limbs thanks to his service, Brosnan is a minister in the agency and is being groomed to be the next M, and Craig is about to be drummed out of the service and obviously objects to being made to train his own replacement.
The villain, of course, is Lazenby, out to fulfill the promise he made to himself when his wife was murdered in front of him. After climbing out of his depression, he’s spent years assembling his plan for vengeance, eventually usurping command of SMERSH following the fall of the Iron Curtain.
I NEED Idris Elba as Bond. PLEASE.