Tuesday, April 12, 2011

J Is For James and Jason


I'm going to go ahead and start this blog off by saying what could possibly be the most controversial thing ever said here on My Pet Blog...or possibly, anywhere else in the world. Are you ready?

Daniel Craig is the best Bond ever.

This will outrage some of you, I'm sure. Some of you may even be screaming "WHAT?!?!?!" at your monitors right about now. I know some people love Roger Moore or Sean Connery (my second choice, definitely) or even Pierce Brosnan. And I know of one person (all right, one television character) who thinks that "Timothy Dalton should win an oscar and beat Sean Connery over the head with it!" (Bonus points if you Name That Reference!)

But I have to say Daniel Craig kicks ass. Both literally and figuratively. Did you see the opening to Casino Royale? The opening fight scene on the crane and in the Embassy? Or what about the hotel fight scene in Quantum of Solace? This Bond does not screw around-- although he does actually screw around later in the film (wouldn't be a Bond film otherwise)-- but you know what I mean.

A Bond who comes with nifty gadgets is cool. I mean, who wouldn't want a rocket belt (Thunderball) or a projectile shooting cigarette (You Only Live Twice) or a watch equipped with a laser beam cutting tool (Never Say Never Again)? Daniel Craig's Bond does have his share of nifty gadgets (an Aston Martin will a glove box filled with weapons and a defibrillator...not to mention the bulletproof windshield) but more importantly he has the ability to beat up bad guys with his bare hands. And that's what I really like in my 007s. Plus, there's this:


Hello, Salty Goodness!



Next up is Jason Bourne. I haven't read the books but I have seen the movies and they most definitely kick ass. They are among my favorite action movies. Jason Bourne doesn't have any fancy gadgets. Nope. He beats guys up with whatever's lying around. Nothing handy but a pen? No problem! Pretty soon, you're going to have a pile of unconscious and/or dead bad guys. Plus, nobody drives like Jason Bourne. Did you see The Bourne Identity? I needed Dramamine to get through that Paris car chase. And I loved every minute of it. Here it is, for your motion sickness pleasure:





Today's question: Who would win in a Celebrity Death Match between James Bond (any Bond, your choice) and Jason Bourne?

20 comments:

  1. I have never seen a James Bond or Jason Bourne movie... I know, I know, it's a sin and I'm going to burn in hell for it.

    However, I did hear that the Bourne books and the movies are completely different. Like they took the basic idea of the character from the book and stole the titles and then created a completely different story line. I don't know how true that is (since I have yet to read/watch them) but it's just what I heard.

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  2. 'Hello, Salty Goodness' - LOL! And amen.

    Hmm - a very good question. I may perhaps shock, but I think maybe Jason Bourne would win the Celebrity Death Match, precisely because he can wield pens more mightily than swords.

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  3. @randomdanni- I've heard that too about the Bourne books versus the movies.

    @Julia- I think Jason would win too. Love Bond (well, most of them), but Bourne is very difficult to take down.

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  4. Nothing wrong with Daniel Craig as Bond - particularly in that photo ;)

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  5. I am partial to Bond, though Jason is pretty good too. My favorite Bond is Brosnan, but I could look at that picture of Craig a little while longer!

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  6. I will second that post.

    A man who can do it with bare hands wins every time :D

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  7. I agree, Daniel Craig is the best Bond Ever. Casino Royal and Quantum of Solace were extremely different from previous 007's movies, and I loved the change. I was really tired of all that "invincibility" of the Bonds (specially with Die Another Day).
    I can't pick who'd win in this match. I mean, Bourne is very skilled, but Bond Craig would go to the end of the world and back, just to win... I call it a deuce. :)
    - EEV

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  8. I was all ready to argue with you (I am a huge Sean Connery as James Bond fan), but the more I think about it the more I like Daniel Craig. He seemed to play Bond more like he was a real person. It made the series seem fresh again.

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  9. But I still think Jason Bourne would win.

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  10. How is it that I didn't write this blog post? Daniel Craig is the best James, hands down.

    And that car chase scene from The Bourne Identity is one of my favorites of all time. Right up there with Steve McQueen's Bullitt car chase. Though I might have to lean a little more towards Damon's because there were motorcycles involved. BMWs, no less.

    And I have to say, I think the James Bond of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace would edge out Jason Bourne in a smack down. Though, it'd be close.

    And, umm, thank you very much for that picture up there.

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  11. I like Connery and Craig in different ways as Bond. Connery was smoother, a tad more civilized, but he got the job done. Craig just kicks butt like no one's business, and I think he's the perfect Bond for this day and age. We like our heroes a little bit gruff and rough around the edges these days, not savvy and sophisticated.

    As far as a death match, I just have to go with Bond. I'm completely loyal to the martini-loving womanizer. I think he'd take quite a good whooping, but he'd win it in the end. And then he'd go get some.

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  12. Definitely Jason Bourne! And I agree about Daniel Craig as being the best bond ever. I and love Sean Connery, so that's saying something.

    Great post!

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  13. I agree with you unanimously. I don't like Pierce as Bond, though.

    Beatin' up the bad guys with his bare hands. I could NOT have said it better. :-)

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  14. Craig made a great Bond. He's the only one who'd stand a chance against Bourne as well. And the books are good!

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  15. I'm a Jason Bourne fan myself.

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  16. Love both Bond and Bourne! I can't re-watch the last Bourne movie though - the motion sickness would kill me. THinking I should get around to reading all of these books.

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  17. It's Connery and Brosnan for me. Craig is hot, but the violence went from cartoonish (which I can handle) to real violence (which I can't).

    Happy J Day! that rebel, Olivia

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  18. I've never watched the James Bond movies, but those gadgets sound awesome, so I may have to check it out.
    I LOVE the "birthday cheeseburgers" for your dog; what a great idea!

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  19. I'm not sure which Bond is my fave, but Daniel Craig is definitely a Bond guy--perfect for that character. He just has The Personality, very authentic and believable. :) Not James Bond, but I can't wait to see Cowboys and Aliens--have you seen that trailer? Oooo! way cool. :)

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  20. @Shannon- that's hilarious! And that's exactly what he would do too.

    @Carol- I have seen the Cowboys and Aliens trailer. Can't wait to see that movie!!

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