Two determined superspies, two venerable movie franchises. The more venerable one, James Bond â€“ by some standards, the longest-running film series in history â€“ fattens its library this weekend with the release of Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig, who plays the suave secret agent for only the third time. Fighting in the defending champâ€™s corner is The Bourne Legacy, featuring a lead character so new, heâ€™s not even named Bourne. Jeremy Renner plays the genetically enhanced secret warrior Aaron Cross, outrunning various government creeps who are trying to assassinate their own man to protect their black-ops program. […]
“All you need for a film is a girl and a gun.”
â€“ Jean-Luc Godard
Well, and film, I reckon, but Jean-Luc’s point is well taken, and this Smackdown brings us two movies that attempt to put it to the test.
In this corner, a comely mixed martial arts champion making her screen acting debut.
And in this corner…Screw it, you know her already.