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Posted on 04/05/2012 3:49:26 AM PDT by shove_it
Not shaken, not stirred: James Bond will be drinking beernot his signature martiniin a scene in the next big-screen 007 installment starring Daniel Craig.
As part of a global ad campaign, Craig will be throwing back a Heineken in the upcoming "Skyfall" as well as on globally-run television spots, according to an Ad Age report.
Yahoo! Movies reached out to its audience to gauge reaction to Bond's Heiney. And it is news the Dutch beer company may want to sit down for:
"D**** you, Product Placement," Doug wrote on Twitter in response to our update on @YahooMovies. Davey C simply tweeted "Screw 'em." Dave Yakir echoed thoughts with a "what a load of crap" tweet, and Keith Williams typed, "Booooo!!!"
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Anyone in favor of Bond's Heiney?
Don't know about Heineken though.
Here's my beer if marooned on a desert island...
Pabst Blue Ribbon!
(RIP Dennis Hopper.)
First thing that came to my mind followed by disgust. Haven’t talked to my husband, but knowing how he feels about product placement, I think I can say with confidence that would be his first thought and even more disgust since he’s a Bond fan.
Amen...Urquell is the best.
This is my choice, beer-wise!!!
Get a liver, man! Serious drinking takes serious guts!
Home brewed stout?
Home brewed hard cider?? (incidentally, given EXCELLENT reviews by my neighbors)!!!
Dalwhinnie? Just a touch? Smoky heaven?
A Murphy’s Stout? (comeon now, give the Guiness a break, it’s the Starbucks of the stout world)
A Boddingtons? A Steinlager?
A Jose Cuervo 1800?
There are worse things than drinking cheap booze.
Like forgetting our standards of excellence!
Unless he’s drinking that 64 calorie piss brew can we expect Bond with a beer gut in future films?
Sapporo was my choice on the last island I was stuck on..
Heinekin is overly carbonated Bud. Probably out of code Bud and seltzer.
So, Charlie Brown (I think Craig could play Charlie Brown in a live-action movie) will be drinking beer rather than a martini?
This is the liberal “de-sophistication” of Bond so he does not appear to be similar to evil capitalists or wealthy executives.
I bet they downgrade his suits and watch next!
My beer of choice! America's Oldest Brewery!
Is NOTHING sacred anymore????
I saw Peroni at an Italian restaurant. I wanted to try it.
Can’t wait to see Bond driving a Volt.
Hell, the next Bond Babe will probably be that Ms. Universe thingamajig watchamacallit doodad...
Whatchamacallit - I dunno what to call it, nobody else does neither!!
Since I’m not a fan of Craig or the style of the recent Bond movies I could care less, but it seems to me Bond drank beer before, not branded though.
Unless someone paid him to drink one.....
Bond drinking beer? What is this world coming to?
Next thing you know, he’ll be dating average-looking women.
I’ve tried Peroni in Europe and it’s very good. It’s named, however, after a penile disorder and I find that disquieting.
It’s the best beer in the world.
Justified! My new favorite TV show.
I recall reading Bond drinking a Red Stripe in one of the novels. My impression from those books is that Bond drank what was good locally. Vodka was an efficient delivery system when he needed to dull pain or pangs of conscience.
That’s possible, as some of the novels included Jamaica as a setting. My recollection is that he mentioned, but ultimately rejected Red Stripe in favor of one of his favored libations.
You’re right. He didn’t finish that Red Stripe. Inefficient delivery system.
How about having him drink an Old Milwaukee or Natty Light for comic relief?
I tried Red Stripe once and thought “why do I want a beer that tastes just like Iron City at double the price?”
***First thing that came to my mind followed by disgust.***
Nothing new. They have had product placement in movies, including 007, for years.
Remember those BIG billboard signs for cigarettes that were in some of the Bond movies?
***Youre right. He didnt finish that Red Stripe. Inefficient delivery system.***
Reminds me of another advertizement from around 1970.
Tiffany Eubank won’t, without her GREEN STRIPE.”
They have been downgrading Bond. In one of the “Craig” versions he goes to the Bahamas and is driving one of those Ford abomination cars.....I don’t mind Bond drinking Beers but the second the announce Bond is gay or BI and the new Bond girl is a Dude....Thats it!!
Glad to see the change to beer though. Martinis are a woman's drink. Nothing manly about sipping what amounts to two shots of Vodka. Bond also preferred a .25 Beretta, which isn't exactly the firearm of a superhero. M forced him to switch to the 7.65 mm Walter, and the movies finally weaned him off that to a 9mm P99.
The point was that he was low man on the totem pole, hence the wimpy Ford. By the time they sent him to Montenegro to play in the card tourney, he had upgraded to the Aston-Martin (with built-in defibrulator).
can’t drive stick.
scared of guns.
no sense of style.
“Bond also preferred a .25 Beretta, which isn’t exactly the firearm of a superhero. M forced him to switch to the 7.65 mm Walter, and the movies finally weaned him off that to a 9mm P99.”
Bond’s moving up to bigger and bigger guns over the years reminds me of the sarcastic quip from an Israeli special ops instructor in “Sword of Gideon”: “Perhaps you would like a bazooka?”
I personally have no problem with the P99 in one hand and a nice lager beer in the other.
I thought the PPK made plenty of sense. Small, flat, and commonplace in Europe (being both a police arm and a German-origin war leftover), as was the caliber. Easy to “sanitize”. The KGB secreted them in caches for their western European agents for that very reason.
BTW, I never realized Bond’s Beretta was .25 caliber. I always thought his Beretta was one of the 1930s 7.65mm or .380 pieces that were carried by the Italians in WW2 and were popular among Allied troops.
Yeah, I’d call .25 caliber useless.
1—Craig has only ever driven an automatic, it wasnt that he couldnt drive with a gearstick, he just wasnt used to it.
2—Craig never said he was scared of guns, he said he didnt like and was ‘scared’ of the lethal potential of what guns do in the wrong hands. This has been misquoted to say that he dosent like guns per se or is scared of them. Hell, the man trained with the SAS for a fortnight before the first Bond film. He is no wimp.
3—Not aware he waxes, but then again, your toughest movie hero used to wear high heeled boots to exaggerate his height, and dodged fighting in ww2. Actors are actors because they are actors, they are not real killers. They just play them.
I like the idea of Bond sipping on a Heineken with an 18 shot 9mm Walter in his pocket is perfect Bond; better than the original incarnation. Bond leaning on a bar with a .25 caliber Beretta sipping on a martini? Might as well put a pink skirt on and carry a purse.
He wore a hairpiece too.
Ale have to check this out. Thanks shove_it.