Movie 21: Skyfall (2012)
In this 2012 Bond film starring Daniel Craig, Bond is missing and presumed dead after an operation in Istanbul. M faces questions over his ability to run the Secret Service and gets a government review. The Service is attacked and Bond has to return to London. He is sent to Shanghai and Macau to chase Patrice, a mercenary. Bond finds there is a connection to Silva, a former MI6 agent captured and tortured by Chinese agents. He blames M for his imprisonment and sets out to discredit and murder M. Bond tries to save M to no avail but he lures Silva into a trap. Gareth Mallory becomes the new M. Bond returns to active duty.
Aston Martin DB5 is again in this movie driven by Bond. This features an ejector seat, front firing machine guns. Patrice drives an Audi A5 in Istanbul. M drives a Jaguar XJ (S351). Range Rovers are seen driven by police and MI6. Bond briefly drives a Mercedes S400 in China.
Side note: The song for the movie, Skyfall, won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Original Song, 2013 Golden Globe for Best Original Song, 2013 Brit Award for British Single, 2013 Critic’s Choice Movie Award for Best Son, and 2014 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media
Movie 17: The World is Not Enough (1999)
Bond (Pierce Brosnan) recovers money for British oil tycoon, Sir Robert King, but the money is booby-trapped and Sir Robert is killed. The money is traced by Bond to Renard, a terrorist who kidnapped King’s daughter Elektra. Believing Elektra King is being targeted a second time, MI6 assigns Bond to protect her.
Bond is informed that Elektra’s head of security is in league with Renard. Renard steals a GPS locator and some wepons-grade plutonium to set off an explosion. Elektra goes on to try to create a nuclear explosion in a submarine in Istanbul to increase here own pipeline’s value. Of course Bond disarms the bomb and then kills Renard.
Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 is seen parked at Sir Robert King’s funeral. The British Secret Service uses a BMW Z8 (which is cut in half by a chopper).
If you are hear in America, you will notice the title has the British spelling of Licence. In America, it is License. This is Timothy Dalton’s second and last outing as Bond.
Bond helps Felix Leiter capture drug lord Franz Sanchez. Sanchez escapes, maims Leiter and kills his wife. Bond is out for revenge but M orders him back to duty. Bond’s licence to kill is revoked and he becomes a rogue agent. He is unofficially aided by Q.
Bond manages to join Sanchez’s staff but is recognized and captured. He escapes and destroys the refinery and kills Sanchez.
In Roger Moore’s final movie as Bond, he investigates millionaire industrialist Max Zorin who was trained and financed by the KGB. Zorin’s plans were to destroy Silicon Valley in order to monopolize the microchip market.
Bond destroys the plot Zorin has to detonate explosives along the Hayward and San Andreas faults.
Bond commandeers a Renault 11 taxi to pursue the Bond girl in this movie, Stacey Sutton daughter of an oil tycoon.
This movie has Roger Moore as bond investigating the murder of 009. Octopussy is a wealthy woman and leader of the Octopus cult when Bond meets her. He breaks up a smuggling ring that used Octopussy’s circus troupe.
Bond commandeers and Alfa Romeo GTV6 to try to get to Octopussy’s circus. He uses a Range Rover Classic Convertible to tow a horse box carrying a jet. Other cars seen through the movie are a couple Mercedes driven by Kamal Khan and General Orlov. Kamal Khan is also seen driving a Rolls-Royce Phantom III.
In The Man with the Golden Gun, starring Roger Moore as Bond, Bond steals a 1974 Hornet Hatchback from an AMC dealership in Bangkok, Thailand. He made an exit by crashing through the showroom window. A Hornet was also used to for a twisting corkscrew aerial jump.
This car featured 14×6 inch Cragar S/S wheels, red paint with white stripes. The license plate simply showed the AMC logo since it was a showroom car. The car used in the stunt was modified.
In this movie, Bond was portrayed once again by Sean Connery. There are several cars seen in this movie, including the Ford Mustang Mach 1, Ford Econoline, Ford Thunderbird, Ford Custom 500, Ford Galaxie 500, Ford LTD, Mercedes Benz 600, Triumph Stag, and Honda ATC-90 ATV.
The copper-plated Ford Galaxie 500 is where James Bond is sitting when he meets with Felix and where the CIA agents lose Tiffany.