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Ack! Major Major Major QUANTUM OF SOLACE Spoilers Online! Don’t Look If You Don’t Want To Know!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. Christ, EON Productions, why would you allow this sort of major spoiler to hit an English newspaper this far out from release of your latest James Bond film? The theme song? Fine. I still haven’t heard it because I prefer to hear Bond themes in context. And I’m doing my best to tune out everything about this one because it’s such a new experience within the Bond series to have this sort of direct sequel. But when I got hit with this link a few times today, I clicked over to see if this was the typical Bond-girl-non-news type of thing. Nope. Gemma Arterton was featured in a story about how her character dies in the new film. She’s the one girl to end up in bed with Bond in the new film, and it’s one degree of spoiler to say that she meets a nasty end. It’s something else entirely to reveal that it’s a direct homage to an earlier classic entry in the series, and to show a whole series of pictures from the scene, like this one:

Uhhhhh... wow. I really, really, really would have liked to have been flabbergasted by that reveal in a theater. This article was obviously done with the full cooperation of the producers. There are a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos and a full interview as part of the story. So why? Why give something this potentially cool away ahead of time? This seems like one of the big moments of the film, connecting it to the Bond films of the past while also reminding the character that he’s not allowed to get close to anyone. I like where they’re taking the character in these new films, and this seems like a great kick in the gut for him. Anyway... you can check out the full story if you want to. I’m sorry I did, but my enthusiasm for QUANTUM OF SOLACE remains incredibly high right now, and next month can’t get here soon enough.

Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles

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