Wow, that is an amazing car.
People who don’t know me will probably think I’m being sarcastic… but I know my devoted readers will appreciate this classic Lotus as much as I do:
Other than that, there are plenty of reasons to love this clip.
Great acting, great special effects, and of course Roger Moore’s one-liners that are about as dated as his ill-fated Esprit.
Seriously though, I think I’ve seen more accurate in-car shots on Sesame Street.
Another Bond clip? Why not- there are just too many premium scenes that we all need to enjoy.
This one features Daniel Craig in his second appearance as 007 driving a beautiful Aston Martin DBS pursued by gun-toting gangsters in a pair of Alfa Romeo sedans. S**t gets crazy when the cops try to keep up in a Land Rover Defender…
And who was the girl from that movie again?
That would be Olga Kurylenko. Who is much better looking than her name would lead you to believe.
That’s right, another Brosnan Bond movie. Got a problem?
This might be the most unrealistic depiction of car usage I’ve seen in awhile, but it’s all the more entertaining for it.
It’s Bond in an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish and the villain in an supercharged Jag XKR (when it was still based on the limp-wristed XK8)… there’s your first bit of fiction right there; that car wouldn’t have a prayer of catching an Aston on asphalt or ice.
Speaking of ice, if you haven’t seen the movie the giant yellow deathray might throw you off a bit, don’t worry that’s just the sun’s energy harnessed to melt the Ice Hotel.
Then of course there are are volleys of bullets, missiles, and then Bond’s Aston bumps into two snowmobiles and sends them… flying?
Anyway the best part might be the end, when the villain ends up swimming in frozen water and gets one last cinematic “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH” line before his demise-by-chandelier.
And even better, the clip is available in HD:
Brosnan’s costar Halle Berry didn’t make it into this scene, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy her here.
Does the short hair work for you guys?
During another hard procrastination session that I’m currently in the midst of, I lamented that this website hasn’t made a “Top Ten Movie Car Chases” list yet. You know, like a “Mr. Skin” for car fans.
[If you don't know what that is, send your kids out of the room (seriously) and take a look.]
But then I realized a “Top Ten” would never do- there are just way too many great car chases and it seems like Hollywood just keeps making more crazy ones every year.
So I’ve decided to post a good one up every time I think of it, for your entertainment.
The first installment of the series will be one that a lot of you have probably forgotten, but is still one of my favorites.
From the 1995 James Bond movie “GoldenEye” It’s the impromptu duel between Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in his trademark Aston Martin DB5 verses the so-ice-cold-she’s-hot Famke Janssen in a 90′s Ferrari. Unfortunately this clip isn’t of the best quality, and it cuts out the scene at the end where Bond pops open the center console to reveal a bottle of champagne… which is just about as pimp as it gets. But it will have to do for now.