With uproars over the next James Bond flick causing some to suggest it’s time to let the franchise expire, Christian Toto at PJ Media says “we need James Bond now — more than ever.”
For one thing, Bond isn’t like today’s action heroes, who spend an entire movie “wringing their hands about the fallout from their fighting.” With Bond, “the world is on fire” and “he’s here to douse it, or die trying.”
Moreover, he’s the embodiment of what the left hates most: toxic masculinity. Bond is “a man’s man, the kind women drool over and men want to emulate.” Finally, for all the radical change in popular culture, the Bond franchise has endured since 1962. He may be “an antiquated hero,” but we still care about him all the same.