In the new 007 movie, "Quantum of Solace"
, don't expect to see Daniel Craig
knocking back those famous "shaken, not stirred" dry martinis because James Bond
is switching his drink of choice to COKE ZERO!
Soft drink mega-conglomerate Coca-Cola Industries
has agreed to a $8.8million deal for James Bond to plug its brand alongside the new movie. Limited edition black bottles and a special Coca-Cola Zero Zero Seven logo have even been created to tie-in with the 007 title.
"Bond has to move with the times,"
says his new controllers, "And if that means switching drinks then so be it."
..And in what I believe is not
a whole unrelated new story, billboards for the Angelina Jolie/ James Macavoy/ Morgan Freeman movie, Wanted
, have been banned by Britain's Advertising Standards Authority
because a total of 18 people complained.
The 18 complaints were that the ads glorified and glamorized gun crime and were likely to provoke violence or antisocial behavior. Seven of the complainants also said the posters were unsuitable to be seen by children.
"Universal Pictures stated that they were aware that the current climate was sensitive and believed the text and images were relevant to the advertised film and communicated the themes without causing serious or widespread offence,"
said the ASA.
However, the ASA ruled that "because the ads featured a glamorous actress, action poses, several images of or related to guns and aspirational text, they could be seen to glamorise the use of guns and violence".
"We concluded [the] ads … could be seen to condone violence by glorifying or glamorising the use of guns,"
the regulator said.
MAN! I just hate whiny protests like this!! I mean, come on people! It'd be different if they'd have taken the time to actually watch the film before they condemn it based on a poster!
Because if they had watched it...
...they'd have seen what a ridiculously lame
is and could've come away with a whole list of legitimate
complaints to make about it.