Doug and Dirty A are back with Episode 93 of The Hodgepodge Podcast! In this episode, they welcome back friend of the show author Matt King to discuss the latest James Bond film, Spectre, as well as the final Hunger Games movie, and the new Netflix series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Before that, though, they take time to run down the first trailer from Captain America: Civil War.
The most recent James Bond films, starting with 2006’s Casino Royale, have been serious, character-driven affairs. The latest, Spectre, attempts to go back to the old James Bond tropes and formula, but the filmmakers seemed to forget all the elements that have made the last few films so great. Okay, maybe not Quantum of Solace, but the other two for sure.
I feel like The November Man could have been a good film. All the ingredients were there, but it ends up feeling a lot like movie viewing déjà vu, only dumber.