But isn't Bond meant to be fairly lighthearted / rompy stuff anyway?
Poisoned knitting needles
Death by mudbath
Hypnotising a load of dimwit dolly birds into poisoning UK livestock... whilst up an Alp.
Psycopathic Korean manservants
Frankly, "romantic romp" and "lighthearted" seem to be bang on the money.
Sorry, Jim, most of that's from today's newsheadlines:
Umberella's with poisoned tips or plutonium used for assassignation
Planes crashing into tall builds
Psycopathic religious fanatics being "hypnotised" into committing suicide at secret mountainous training camps....
Can't find a parrallel for giant squid, though.
Bond perhaps doesn't seem so madcap and lighthearted after all?