John Cleese says 'Bond films have squandered their English wit'

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 4:36pm IST | Place: Washington | Agency: ANI

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Renowned British comedian, John Cleese believes that in order to comply with the needs of Asian movie market, UK's beloved Bond film franchise had sacrificed its signature English wit. According to the Hollywood Reporter, in an interview with UK's Radio Times Magazine Cleese, 74, said post the two Bond films that he did, the action sequences became way too long and very gritty and humorless.

He blamed the huge amount of money that had started coming in from Asian countries, where the audience demanded more for the action sequences rather than the classy jokes. Cleese has starred in 1999's 'The World Is Not Enough' and 2002's 'Die Another Day' where he played the role of Bond's Gadget guru 'Q'. 

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