WHICH MOVIE CHARACTER WOULD YOU WANT TO MEET
20 YEARS LATER?
I pondered this question for a few weeks before finally settling on a single choice. When you can pick any character in the history of movies, it’s tough to pick only one.
I asked around for people’s opinions and the number names came up more than once. The Terminator or Marty McFly.
The very thought of those characters 20 years later makes my brain hurt. Did they just catch up? McFly wasn’t able to bet on sports so he probably didn’t do anything to alter the future so how is that interesting? The Terminator is a robot who would be horribly outdated after 20 years… Or he would be state of the art? See what I mean by the brain pain?
My thought early on was to go with a science fiction character. What would Dutch be up to 20 years after being hunted by a Predator? Is Sam just a gardener again in Hobbiton?
Think about all the villains who ended films in police custody. That’s actually how I came up with ’20 years later’. Parole!
Movies with young characters are decent picks too. What’s Elliot up to these days? Alien research? Is he trying to contact E.T again? Is he lonely? Thankfully, some movies like The Sandlot tell you what people are up to but it’s fun to speculate as well.
After carefully considering the different types of characters I could pick, I ended up selecting a character that’s been the same age for about 40 years. It’s definitely the character I’d most like to meet 20 years later.
For the sake of this article, I’m going to assume that James Bond is around 30-33 years old on average. Now that Daniel Craig has taken over and Mr. Bond has dialed back the aging clock a bit, we have about 10-12 years worth of missions available on DVD. Pierce Brosnan’s ice adventure was probably the oldest we’ve seen him. What do you think? 42 ish?
James Bond Celebrates 62nd Birthday!
I don’t think James Bond would handle retirement well. He’s become anxious and bored but happy nonetheless. I picture him living on a secluded beach alone but taking every chance he can get to travel. I can’t see him quitting entirely so maybe he handles intelligence work now instead of high speed car chases and dodging explosions.
Inside his beach house is an office where he continually helps MI6 develop new weapons and gadgets. I can’t see him training people hands on but perhaps he works as a consultant of some type. He might even fly in to help plan big operations.
He isn’t married but I like to think he has a girl. Someone close by. Or maybe there was ONE girl he always wanted and finally decided to settle down. Maybe Moneypenny wins him over?
Besides Moneypenny, is there another Bond Girl you think he would return to?
After living a life without too many relationships, I wouldn’t think he has a ton of close friends he can trust so he mainly keeps to himself. In that way, perhaps he has a few friends in a nearby town that he shares stories with. One of them has a 9 year old son who loves hearing tales of Mr. Bond’s unbelievable adventures. Of course, he has to stay hidden so he doesn’t tell the child that it was him.
62 is not young in his eyes. He still feels like he can make a difference in the field but deep down, he was responsible enough to know that his physical limitations could cost young agents their lives.
Do you think James Bond would play Call of Duty now that he is retired?
Regardless of how much he misses working, he has found peace and enjoys good food, good drinks and good company when he can find it. He even enjoys gambling online…
Any thought on what his screen name might be? James007? superspy21?
James Bond Is Still A Badass
20 years later and still blowing up the secret bases and destroying the plots of evil global organizations. 62 years old means nothing to this legendary spy. He’s still out there everyday traveling the world, meeting women and stopping bad guys.
He may not be as fast as he used to be but new agents look up to the example he sets. He compensates for his slowing muscles by fighting smarter and quieter. He’s become more stealthy. Perhaps he leads a team now and together, the completely dominate every mission they take on.
If he did stay in the game would he even make it to the age of 62? Would he ever stop to consider that?
James Bond Is Still 35 Years Old
We may never get to see an elderly James Bond but it would definitely be interesting. After fighting for so long, would he return his gone and live by the beach or would he fight until his last breath?
I’d like to think that he would eventually tire of near death moments and constantly getting punched in the face and shot at. Everyone has a moment when they demand a little peace and quiet right?
Of course, James Bond isn’t like everyone else is he? He’s James Bond.