January 31, 2009

Matt Damon: James Bond is "imperialistic"

Once again, it seems as if Matt Damon believes he really is the fictional Will Hunting. He recently offered his philosophical pontifications about super-spy James Bond:

The Bourne Identity actor - who plays CIA agent Jason Bourne in three hit films - said: "He's repulsive. Bond is an imperialist, misogynist, sociopath who goes around bedding women and swilling martinis and killing people.

"The movies have a formula, they stick to it, and it makes them a lot of money. They know what they are doing and they're going to keep doing it."

Of course they keep doing it, Matt. Just like your millionaire self keeps making movies that -- get this -- hopefully will make money. But that's really what you were doing anyway, right? Try to diss Bond in favor of your [much lamer] Jason Bourne persona?

I tell 'ya what, Matt -- if there really are guys out there like the dudes James Bond has fought and vanquished over the decades, I hope and pray there really is a gent like Bond somewhere to battle and defeat 'em!

Or, to put it another way, "Shut up and act."

Posted by Hube at January 31, 2009 10:48 AM | TrackBack

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Damon's just whining his usual nonsense, in this case because "Jason Bourne" will never ever be the revered fictional superspy hero that James Bond became, notwithstanding use of even the same initials "JB" for Damon's second-rate character. Methinks Damon takes himself (and his character) way too seriously.

Posted by: TPN at January 31, 2009 12:24 PM

Actually, Captain @$$clown just listed the reasons I watch Bond films but not Bourne films.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at January 31, 2009 01:13 PM

It sounds like Damon is about right. He just makes it sound like there's something wrong with those qualities. If he's killing guys like Dr. No, Auric Goldfinger and Blofeld, who cares what his vices are?

Posted by: soccer dad at February 2, 2009 01:43 PM