Previous Bond homages or spoofs tried hard to be politically incorrect… MorePrevious Bond homages or spoofs tried hard to be politically incorrect but they all pale in comparison to the bloody fun vulgarity of this Matthew Vaughn/Mark Millar take on the genre.
Vaughn was involved in the very first stages of rebooting the Bond franchise in Casino Royale, but he was sacked over creative differences. Around the same time, Quentin Tarantino was keen on settling ground zero for 007 but his ideas were also scrapped, although the influence of the latter feels through the whole, not just in terms of screen violence but also in Sam Jackson's presence and in the amount of pop culture references. That cheekiness is the main strength of it, besides the company of good old Michael Caine, Colin Firth and even Mark Hamill in a tiny part.
Anyone who starts his own movie playing dire straits' "money for nothing" is surely having a good time and is infusing it all over our Bond obsessed rocknrolling darkly humorous immature videogamer raging hormone crazy selves.