"Half monk, half hitman"
Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:12 AM
M: This may be too much for a blunt instrument to understand, but arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand in hand
Bond: So you want me to be half monk half hitman?
So is Bond saying if he can divorce arrogance and self-awareness he'll be this 'half monk half hitman' (which doesn't really make sense to me), or is he just trying to annoy M by rhyming "understand" and "hand" with "hitman"?
Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:16 AM
Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:33 PM
Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:39 PM
I think Bond was also responding to the irony of M's remark: she's paying him to kill folks and here she is, talking of spiritual awareness. To me, Craig's delivery was dripping with sarcasm.
Bond's playing the belligerent punk, and M senses it. Thus her response in a very notwithstanding manner, "<No>, I want you to take your ego out of the equation."