Well shoot: The ultimate James Bond memes
What are the funniest James Bond memes? What can James Bond memes teach us about life in the 21st century? Are the latest James Bond memes really just an ugly throwback to a more misogynistic era, or are Bond memes really more of a knowing postmodern extension of woke culture?
First things first, you should never, ever shake a vodka martini. It’s a strong cocktail, by design. By shaking it, you break up the ice, which in turn increases the ice’s surface area, which melts it quicker. It dilutes the drink. It’s fricking lame, James Bond, seriously have a word with yourself.
Anywho, James Bond memes. The venerable British film series about a dashing secret agent might look more old-fashioned by the year. But like all the best meme fodder, the James Bond franchise is steeped in familiar characters, tropes and stock phrases.
You got the shaken not stirred reference a moment ago, didn’t you? Awesome. You’re in good company. Imagine custom meme-generator tool Memix as your personal Q branch, readily equipping you with dank meme technology so you can go out there and slay in the big bad world of internet discourse.
Let’s look at some Bond memes, and learn how you can make your own custom James Bond GIFS. Ready?
ICONIC BOND MEMES
The word iconic is definitely overused – hey look, I just used it twice – but there is something about the universe of Bond that actually is iconic, dammit.
That suave British accent, the impeccable tailoring. The cadets, the guns and – yes – the girls. Girls are allowed to be agents in their own right nowadays, of course. Still ‘being hot’ seems to be like the number one requirement of the job. We don’t make the rules!
Bond saving the world and getting the girl is the ultimate comforting movie trope. It’s what the fans have paid to see for the better part of three-quarters of a century at this point.
BOND PUN MEMES
James Bond’s way with words – as befits a well-educated Englishman of a certain age – is one of the things that sets him apart from his rival action stars. Your dime-a-dozen multiples ripoffs, played by, like, idk, Tom Cruise, or the short one off Good Will Hunting.
Bond is funny. So Bond memes have to be funny. And even in this fretful, woke postmodern era, the best Bond jokes come from playing off of the fact he is a cipher. A classic alpha male stereotype.
Think about it. The guns. The fast cars. The lowkey drink problem. Don’t get me wrong, all the best/worst baddies are men too. It’s a problem the franchise will continue to struggle with in the coming years.
BOND HACKER MEMES
Longstanding followers of James Bond’s crazy antics will have observed a shift in the nature of bad guys, subtly, starting around the Goldeneye era.
Whereas in the past the villains were always, basically, kinda Russian, or something to do with space, or weirdly into gold and diamonds, the more modern brand of naughty supervillain Bond is forced to confront are more wussy hacker types.
Think about it. Most recent plot lines, fair enough, have revolved around cybercrime. Which is all well and good – and no doubt the real-life M15 is far more concerned with Malware than it is with secret island rocket bases.
But still. Be nice to see a storyline where he takes out another loosely-based-on reality Cold-War inspired dictator, hellbent on the merciless slaughter of millions of innocent good people. Like, oh I don’t know…
CUSTOM BOND GIFS
So how do you make your very own custom, bespoke James Bond memes? With a little help from the top agents over at Memix of course!
Choose from thousands of templates, come up with your own witty caption or be inspired by their suggestions, and share your awesome meme or reaction GIF across all major chat platforms.
And please, literally, don’t ever shake a vodka martini. It’s basic as f***.
While we’re here, does anybody know IS IT PRONOUNCED GIF OR JIF?