Now, I know what you're all thinking "Okay Wyre, what are the implausibilities with the James Bond films?"
The way James is, a flashy jet-setter is too unrealistic. I mean, real spies don't try to draw attention to themselves like that. They don't dress up like wealthy, jet-setting playboys. Real spies try to look as ordinary and unassuming as possible.
That just happens to be Bond's way of life
Another flaw with the Bond films is their gadgets. James Bond uses equipment that real spies would never use. One example was in the film Octop***y right at the beginning. His car opens up and reveals a little jet inside. So Bond is not only a spy, but also a fighter pilot.
He is referred to in some films as her Majesty's best agent, or something like that, he probably has tons of training as jet pilots, sub pilots, etc...
Another gadget is a car that retracts its wheels and becomes a submarine!
Where can I get me one of those? I'd love to explore the Mid-Atlantic ridge. Oh wait, the Mid Atlantic ridge is so deep, that the pressures there would crush a car!
MI6! I'm sure they're working on the next big thing this very instant! But seriously, if they could make a car like that would they really realease it to the general public?
Real spies do have gadgets but none as complex and imaginary as James Bond. They have mostly wireless microphones, wireless video cameras the size of a button on a shirt, digital cameras in a pen and other weird and somewhat disgusting gadgets like a cloth map that reveals detail when you urinate on it.
that would better make for a "The WB" show, which despite a fanbase of millions, would still be cancelled before it's second season with no satisfying conclusion
Now aside from all these flaws, James Bond is a good fictional spy. But in my honest opinion, he wouldn't hold a candle to Jason Bourne. I can't wait until the Bourne Ultimatum comes out on film.
Isn't Bourne just the most gritty, realistic, down to earth spy out there?!