24.Nov.2008 ‘Quantum of Solace’ meets The Flintstones

So, I saw the new Bond flick, “Quantum of Solace,” this weekend. While reviews calling it an “extended epilogue to ‘Casino Royale'” are mostly correct and my initial criticism of the movie based on trailers (“What is this?! The ‘Bond Ultimatum!?’ This shakey-cam, fast-action overload looks more like a Bourne movie than Bond!”) followed through to my actual viewing, I noticed something that I haven’t seen written about elsewhere. What was this movie’s weird Flintstones fascination?

First, Bond kills a geologist named Mr. Slate. Bad “Slate’s a rock, he’s a geologist, get it?!” joke aside, that’s Fred’s boss!

Secondly, the redheaded Bond girl, Strawberry Fields, played by Gemma Arterton shows up at a party with Bond seemingly dressed as Wilma Flintstone.

Oh, and then there was the part where Daniel Craig offed a guy and yells, “Yabba-Dabba-Doo!”
Ok, that last one didn’t happen, but seriously, what’s up with that? Is director Marc Forster just a big “Flintstones” fan, or what?!

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