However the concept is reworked and reinterpreted some things are simply essential to a good Bond film. Jet setting locations, serious stunts, beautiful Bond girls and, of course, dastardly bad guys. Auric Goldfinger in Goldfinger, Hugo Drax in Moonraker, Francisco Scaramanga in The Man With the Golden Gun and now Javier Bardem‘s Raoul Silva in Skyfall
He’s a snappy dresser with bleached-blond hair and a penchant for antique pistols; looks like Silva is a Bond villain from that traditional mold. Judging from the speech he gave as he strolled towards 007, he sounds like a good old-fashioned Bond villain too. Things are looking pretty dangerous for MI6; I mean, the James Bond of this trailer doesn’t really inspire confidence. He’s out of practice after being removed from the field. The only enemies he’s been dealing with recently are scorpions and full bottles of tequila. Come on: he only just hit the target in that training exercise, how’s he going to deal with a crazed madman with absolutely no respect for Queen or country? Still as 007 points out, he’s a master of resurrection and he’ll be bursting out of retirement to put a stop to Raoul Silva’s plans, and possibly to put a bullet in his smug face come November.