Of the disappoints from this year’s Academy Awards telecast, the one that still confuses us is the flat tribute to the 50 years of James Bond. If there’s one thing you can usually count on the Oscars to deliver, it’s tasteful movie montages, but the 007 sequence felt rushed and was surprisingly boring.
While it’s sad to see the Oscars waste such a good opportunity, there is a consolation prize two days after the awards. The Playlist just posted a similar but much, much better montage made by 19-year-old Dutch film student Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr. It captures the spirit and the arc of the series in a way that the Oscars didn’t even come close to.
Watch the far superior tribute to James Bond after the jump!