Sam Mendes has never directed a terrible movie. His resume is absolutely impeccable. His deft touch with American Beauty (1999), Road to Perdition (2002), Jarhead (2005), Revolutionary Road (2008), and Away We Go (2009) proves he is one of the best and brightest directors in Hollywood. To see Mendes attached to the next James Bond movie makes me absolutely antsy for what is sure to be a fast-tracked 2011 release. Mendes has an incredible eye for cumulative detail and a resounding sense of mood and structure, so for him to tackle one of cinema’s most iconic characters is something I’m sure fans of Bond and of film will both look forward to watching.
What do you think? Is this a good move for Mendes? What’s your favorite film from his resume? I’d have to say mine are American Beauty and Road to Perdition.