Great Britain The Good News: James Bond to drink beer! The Bad News: look what they've got him chugging...

Discussion in 'Europe' started by CwrwAmByth, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Heh - weak. I bet there was a huge bidding war between the big beer companies for this. I wonder how much Heineken shelled out....
     
  2. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    That's part of the shame, not only is it a crap beer but it's selling out :(
     
  3. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    ah, the bond films have basically been long commercials for years now. £10 says that Brewdog start a new advertising campaign with James as a Blofeld-style Bond villain railing against Bond's choice of fizzy lager. Black dog instead of a white cat- this shit really does write itself. They can have that one on me in exchange for beer.
     
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  4. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    No!No!No!No! Stop getting Bond wrong!
     
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  5. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I wouldn't mind as much if they had him drink a decent beer to advertise it, but honestly, Heineken...? Bah!
     
  6. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Sep 4, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Supppperrrr weak. I don't give a crap what beer it is, I just hate when they take classics and put product placements in them. Haven't really been watching them since Golden Eye but still.
     
  7. ReluctantScooper

    ReluctantScooper Nov 4, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Nothing wrong with Bond drinking beer. Löwenbräu, Red Stripe, Franziskaner, Miller High Life have all been supped by him. But it's context-dependent. And Heiniken is surely a bit too shabby a beer for Bond.
     
  8. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Corporate film companies making corporate movies will only ever want corporate product placement. Its just the way it is.
     
  9. gdodd12

    gdodd12 Oct 1, 2009 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    How is any of this good news? Bond doesn't drink beer. And that is the way it should be.
     
  10. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Because it would be awesome to see him kick back with a pint o' bitter (they've made Bond so shit already by casting Daniel Craig that throwing a Bristolian/West Country accent on top of the beer wouldn't hurt)
     
  11. gdodd12

    gdodd12 Oct 1, 2009 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    I think Craig is one of the best Bonds in a long time personally.
     
  12. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Nah, he's a good action/fighty type actor but he lacks the subtleness, the suave-ness and the humour that other Bonds have had.
     
  13. gdodd12

    gdodd12 Oct 1, 2009 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    guess we will agree to disagree.
     
  14. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Howsabout ditching Daniel Craig, making Cheryl Cole the first female James Bond
    and her signature drink will be a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale poured into a half pint glass, canny. LMAO :p
     
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  15. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    At least we like similar music, judging what your avatar says :p
    ah man, you shot me like!
     
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  16. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Aw the blissful sound of our Cheryl's voice:
    Give ower y'a kiddin?
    Ya taakin shite!

    A car crash of the visual and aural.
     
  17. AEK

    AEK Feb 8, 2010 United Kingdom (Wales)

    No wonder they have got him drinking Heineken, the man's a pussy compared to Jason Bourne!:D
     
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  18. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Jason Bourne never goes on a mission without a suitcase of vintage Cantillon....
     
  19. AEK

    AEK Feb 8, 2010 United Kingdom (Wales)

    That just goes to prove that Heineken does not refresh the parts Real ale does. Shit! Just got a phone call from Buckingham P. Guess what, I am not getting my knighthood now. Me and my big mouth :p
     
  20. radiantdesigner

    radiantdesigner Mar 6, 2012 New Hampshire

    AWE :( Heineken is like the Ginger Ale of the beer world.
     
  21. ReluctantScooper

    ReluctantScooper Nov 4, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Given that a) Bond does drink beer and b) product placement is well-established in the books/films, if he's not going to drink Heineken then what's he going to have instead? Either something available globally or something only available in a given book/film location?

    As he visited a pub in the South-east of England in Goldfinger, I'll put him down for a pint of Adnams whilst he was there.
     
  22. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    The man with the Gold Label?
    JW Lee's Moonraker?
    Licence to serve alcohol?
    The spy who loved Mild?
    From Russian Imperial Stout with Love?
     
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  23. ReluctantScooper

    ReluctantScooper Nov 4, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

  24. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

  25. kelvarnsen

    kelvarnsen Nov 30, 2011 Ontario (Canada)

    That's why it doesn't bother me. I mean I read somewhere else that the whole "Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred" thing was done as a Smirnoff product placement. I think the global aspect if a huge thing. The movie is going to have global distribution, so you want a global company. Plus it is not going to be a cheap product placement, so it needs to be a company with the cash to pay for it. It reminds me of a year or two ago when some of the UK craft brewers were upset that Heineken paid for the right to be the official brewer of the 2012 London Olympics. I mean sure it sucks for them, but I doubt any of those companies would have the money to pay to be the offical beer, and since the Olympics, like Bond films, are all about making money, I am pretty sure they wouldn't even consider taking less cash to use what some people might think of as a better quality product.
     
  26. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I'm sure it doesn't bother most people, as shown by the light hearted nature of the thread until those two posts.
     
  27. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    I thought it was going to be peroni...isn't that what the upper class and 'trendy' drink over there?

    No again this is peroni ;)
     
  28. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    No just Pizza Express customers :p
     
  29. Sammy

    Sammy Dec 1, 2003 Ontario (Canada)

    I had a hop bond over the long weekend
     
  30. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Anyone remember the Austin Powers Heineken commercials?
     
  31. rtrasr

    rtrasr Feb 16, 2009 Arkansas

    It is not about authenticity but about how many $$$ a multinational corporation will pay for a movie studio to pimp their product. I expect Bond to drink Adnams Southwold Bitter on cask.
     
  32. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    It worked out alright in the end. He drank the beer when he was in his down and out, alcoholic, pretending to be dead stage of the film. Then he went back to martinis when he resumed spying.
     
  33. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Teary to see Simon's (Scoop's) posts on this thread.
     
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  34. Flibber

    Flibber Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Heineken's not so bad. Acceptable is what I'd call it. Assuming that James Bond isn't a beer geek I'd say that's the sort of mainstream beer he would drink if he wished to drink beer during his adventures (though Red Stripe would be preferable, of course). Now if he were drinking Foster's...
     
  35. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    Can anyone really see Bond sitting on a pint of beer for 20-30 mins as what would be expected of him if he was to properly enjoy Adnams?

    A lager is the beer I see him with and probably a Peroni too given its superior class status in London compared to Heineken for instance ;)
     
  36. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Yeah but with government budget cuts I doubt MI6 would be able to afford a whole pint of Peroni, especially a London mega-yuppie priced Peroni.
     
  37. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    Good point :D
     
  38. braugon

    braugon Mar 14, 2013 Connecticut

    heineken? fuck that shit. pabst blue ribbon
     
  39. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    PBR? Come on now blue moon at the least ;)
     
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