ok I was watching a james bond movie, one of the pierce brosnan ones... now I remember, it was "The world is not enough" on VHS.
This is a weird story.
Ok so at the very beginning, after the commercials end, there's a strange music video, the song said the name of the movie in it so I assumed it was the opening credits song, but it was super weird, a robotic woman goes and kisses her real life self to death, then blows up a crowd of people. The thing that caught me the most off guard was how thin the wide screen was on the music video: I was watching it on a gigantic TV screen, but I had to squint my eyes a little in order to fully comprehend what I was being shown; it was like a badly rendered Youtube video's widescreen.
Immediately after that, there was a montage of Q's best moments. I thought this was very odd, it even showed footage from the movie itself. I thought to myself "Ok so if that was the opening titles, shouldn't this be the movie? what's with the montage?" At the end of the montage, the music stopped and said in bold white letters "In memory of Desmond Llewelyn 'Q'"
Then the opening bond shot plays.
After an action sequence, the REAL opening credits rolled, playing the same damn song that the music video played. (this was annoying, having to listen to the same song twice). Then minutes later there was a scene with Q.
This sequence of events both annoyed and confused the shit out of me.
Why did they show me the music video for the song used in the opening credits? And if Q was in the film, why did they tell me that he died IN THE BEGINING.
This made things very sad and awkward throughout all of the scenes featuring Q, I wanted to laugh at his gags and comic nature, but I couldn't... I just couldn't, to be honest it almost made me cry...
Moral of the story:
#1 Never play the same song twice in a movie, at least not in it's entirety.
#2 Never tell your audience that an actor has died at the BEGINNING of a movie, always wait till the end. Especially if that guy is supposed to supply comic relief.
Seriously! I was sitting through the entire movie thinking to myself "This was Desmond's last movie, the last thing he did before dying... my god he's old. The poor guy... he looks like he's in pain but he's trying to make me smile all the same... oh my god..."
it's like that feeling you get when you know that your grandmother or grandfather is just about to pass away, but they try to cheer you up all the same and tell you that you're a good person, and remind you of a joke you once told him/her... that's how the whole movie felt. I couldn't even laugh at Pierce Brosnan...
So don't even complain about the bummer this gave you in the end! It's much better that they told you that AFTER making you laugh rather than before, believe me, before is a billion times worse.