November 27, 2020

Contributing writer

How to live the James Bond lifestyle without the man himself

2020 was supposed to be the year where we saw Daniel Craig take on the role of James Bond once more in a brand-new film. Just like lots of other plans in 2020, the film’s release has been postponed until next year. The movie’s producers were worried that if they released the film now, they would struggle to make a profit due to the restrictions currently imposed on cinemas. Without a new movie to watch, it’s left many fans of 007 looking for a different way of filling their appetite for action. Here are three popular trends that Bond fans are choosing now they can’t watch the new film.

Head to the casino

When James Bond wants to unwind after a long day of espionage, he’ll regularly head to the casino to blow off some steam. Often, it’s also the location of his best work, secretly interrogating the bad guys and meeting the women who will help him save the world once more.

Luckily if you want to play a casino game, you don’t have to don a tuxedo and jet off to a country miles away from home. In fact, these days you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home. Virtually any game you can play in a casino can now be played online on many different devices. On websites like Unibet casino, you can even win the same level of big cash prizes as you would do in any of the world’s casinos. The only difference is you won’t face the same levels of danger that James Bond seems to in every building he steps into.

Pour yourself a cocktail

As well as heading to the casino, James Bond is famous for enjoying a particular kind of cocktail in a particular kind of way. The character is often seen asking for a “Vesper Martini”, which traditionally consists of three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka and half a measure of Kina Lillet. Of course, it’s not only the ingredients it’s important to get right, but it’s also the way you make the drink as well. As his catchphrase suggests, he thinks this drink is best made “shaken not stirred”.

In more recent films, James Bond has seemingly acquired a new taste for lager. This is because the brewery Heineken has paid a lot of money for a product placement deal that sees our hero drink their brand rather than anything else. The deal has seen a big rise in the popularity of the beer around the time of previous releases and looks to do the same when the new film eventually hits the cinema.

Lose yourself in a book

When you think of James Bond, you probably picture Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan or even Daniel Craig. What many people realise that before it became a very popular film franchise, James Bond first appeared in a series of books. Ian Fleming first wrote about 007 in the book Casino Royale in 1952, a decade before Sean Connery would portray the famous role on film.

If you’re looking to experience James Bond differently, pick up one of the books and direct your own action film in your head rather than watch what someone else has directed on the big screen.