It's worth a laugh. A good attempt, but it's conjecture. Although to be honest it could give credit to the infamous codename theory if it was thought out more correctly.
James Bond was also John Mason?
Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:45 PM
Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:21 AM
The Rock was written & produced by people with no connection to EON.
Any references they make to Bond are their own doing.
There's only a connection if you want there to be.
And M was not Silva's mother.
Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:03 AM
I like that one. It came to my mind when I saw it. Why not ? It makes the film even funnier
Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:07 PM
The Rock is a good actioner, and features a complex "villain" in Ed Harris as General Hummel. So far as Sean Connery is concerned, however, sorry but his character wasn't James Bond in a very ragged disguise. Anyone who might think otherwise is reading too much into it, imho.
Biggest laugh of the movie, when I saw it? One of the mercenaries working for Hummel, whilst clobbering Connery's John Mason, says that as a good Irish-American he hated "you English" (Actually, he was a bit more impolite than that, but this is a family website, here!). I doubt it was intended to raise a laugh, but the English audience I watched it with couldn't help but chuckle given Sir Sean Connery's ancestry and political views.