Hawk wrote: ↑
September 27th 2021, 10:36am
Continuity is all well and good but it requires that each and every super genius Bond villain be dumber than Tuco in a spaghetti western.
“If you’re going to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk”
The irrational need to keep Bond alive to observe his distress or kill him in lengthy, Rube Goldbergish fashion has been the undoing of dozens of Bond villains.
My ability to reconcile evil genius with dumb as a rock elimination of one individual after breezily offing thousands perhaps is finite.
But I concede I’m not consistent: I haven’t yet tired of Wile E. Coyote falling vast distances after losing another one to the Road Runner.
You might want to rethink the Tuco remark. It was a philosophical observation. Unlike Auric Goldfinger's unfulfilled statement of his expectations, Tuco said that after
gunning down a fellow who blathered on about having the drop on him while he was in the bath. Tuco was no slouch -
The many crimes of Tuco
Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez
Tuco “the Rat” Ramirez was a busy guy.
armed robbery of citizens, state banks, and post offices
arson in a state prison
counterfeiting and passing counterfeit money
crimes against places of high authority include burning down the courthouse and sheriff’s office in Sonora
illegal postal pick up
unlawfully drawing salary and living allowances from the Union Army
receiving stolen goods
robbing an unknown number of post offices
selling stolen goods
supplying Indians with firearms
theft of sacred objects
using marked cards and loaded dice
derailing a train in order to rob the passengers
assaulting a Justice of the Peace
raping a virgin of the white race
statutory rape of a minor of the black race
intention of selling fugitive slaves
Crimes against civil order
deserting his wife and children
hired himself out as guide on a wagon train, after receiving his payment in advance, he deserted the wagon train in the hunting grounds of the Sioux Indians
misrepresenting himself as a Mexican general