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Bond Villains And Their Monologues
'No Mr. Bond, I expect you to listen while I explain the plot'

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The World Is Not Enough

Big villain: Elektra King
The plan: To nuke Istanbul and destroy the oil pipelines of competitive multinationals.

Oil heiress Elektra King belatedly provides Bond with a top tier female antagonist, although inevitably sex clouds the picture in a way that it didn’t with, say, Karl Stromberg. This complicates the third reel showdown which turns out to be part exposition, part awkward meeting of exes. While Bond tries to dismiss it all as a bad case of martini goggles, Elektra gets on with torturing him and explaining her plan. Never has a garroting been so saucy.

Giveaway speech: “It is my oil – mine. And my family’s. It runs in my veins, thicker than blood. I’m going to redraw the map and when I’m done the whole world will know my name.”

What he should have done: Strangled him with the strangle device.

 

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1
Drax does not want to destroy the earth in a nuclear holocaust – which is pointed out later in THE SAME ARTICLE! More

Posted by overkongen on Thursday November 1, 2012, 16:28

2 View/Gold
yeah, with a steal from 'superman-the movie' too. More

Posted by spark1 on Thursday November 1, 2012, 13:10

3 RE: ?
So "A view to a kill" is basically a remake of "Goldfinger"... More

Posted by grucl on Wednesday October 31, 2012, 14:15

4 RE: ?
It is because the new Bond "is smart and has great plot and the vilains aren't silly" so they couldn't find such a moment in the new bond films... More

Posted by smakris04 on Wednesday October 31, 2012, 07:26

5 ?
Where's Casino and Quantum? More

Posted by Grimm on Tuesday October 30, 2012, 17:06

6 Please dont give potential spoilers
Thanks for your opening line regarding goldeneye have managed to avoid a lot of spoilers/hints/information regarding Skyfall More

Posted by paulmag on Tuesday October 30, 2012, 14:42

7 Copycat
orlov's plan in OP is similar to the plot of 'the fourth protocal' which stars pierce brosnan as the russian out to set off the bomb. More

Posted by spark1 on Tuesday October 30, 2012, 13:04


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