Last week I saw the much anticipated launch of the latest Bond installment. Spectre has smashed box office records with critics calling it one of the best Bond films yet. With an intense opening scene that defines the film, I thought it would be a fun time to look at other iconic Bond scenes that have defined the James Bond franchise.
Crocodile stepping stones—Live and Let Die (1973)
Who can forget this scene in Roger Moore’s first outing as 007. Whilst trying to defeat drugs kingpin Kananga, Bond is left stranded on an island surrounded by crocodiles, in true Bond fashion his makes his escape by audaciously skipping over the backs of these savage predators as if they were rocks.
The Jetpack—Thunderball (1965)
When it comes to Bond gadgets, not many can compare to the jetpack that Sean Connery’s Bond appeared on to depart his French Chateau. The film focusses on Bond recovering nuclear warheads that have been stolen by Spectre, but the iconic moment has to be one of Bonds coolest gadgets.
The opening chase—Casino Royale (2006)
Casino Royal is the film in which Daniel Craig made his Bond debut. The opening scene sees Bond chasing a nimble bomb manufacturer who outsmarts and outthinks him as they race through a construction yard. In true Bond fashion, Daniel Craig smashes his way through everything in his path.
The film is also remembered for its tense casino scene where Bond takes on Le Chiffre in a game of poker. However, Bond maybe best practicing at http://www.casinoonline.co.nz before his next game, recalling an early exit and a spiked drink force him from the table.
Bond, The Wedding—On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Bond doesn’t seem the marrying kind, and it is easy to see why when the past catches up with him at the end of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. After falling in love with Tracy Di Vicenzo, they marry only for her to be shot through the head moments after the marriage is announced. Bond should stick to being a lady's man.