R2-D2 Fridge is Coming to You

31 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Life-size moving R2-D2 fridge will bloop about your house, delivering you drinks.

There are tons of Star Wars related merchandise and memorabilia available for purchase at the moment, and we expect that with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the end of the year, there will be even more options that fans can choose from.If you’ve seen Spectre – and unless you’ve been trapped under something heavy all week, we’re guessing you have – you may find yourself with a whole lot of unresolved questions.If there’s one thing every lazy person has wished for, it is that their refrigerator would actually come to them – instead of them having to walking to it. Now if you’re a huge fan of the franchise, you might be interested to learn that over in Japan, there is an R2-D2 mini fridge that you can pre-order.

Though he’s now backtracked from the much-publicised assertion that he’d “rather slit his wrists” than step back into 007’s patent leather shoes, the final moments of – which see a seemingly retired Bond drive into the sunset with Madeleine (Lea Seydoux) – certainly give us reason to suspect he won’t be back. “I thought you’d gone,” says Ben Whishaw’s Q, as Bond makes a surprise reappearance in the final scene to pick up his classic Aston Martin. Haier Asia has created a new remote control R2-D2 shape mini fridge, which can chill your beer and even bring it to you if you are feeling too lazy to move your feet. This line suggests Bond’s officially resigned, but the implication that he’s still in touch with Q – who’s relocated from MI6 headquarters to a warren-like new base on the Thames – leaves room for him to be brought out of retirement pretty sharpish in the next movie if need be.

There were a lot of people around the table at that shadowy Rome summit where Bond first lays eyes on Christoph Waltz’s Oberhauser, later revealed to be Ernst Blofeld. It can run around the house like R2-D2 and it can even talk like the droid via a speaker built on top of the fridge that emits a series of beeps, boos and other sounds associated with the little astrodroid. Apart from storing your favorite pastime snacks, R2 has a built-in video projector and it is also capable of connecting to the internet through a Wi-Fi connection. M leaving Bond instructions from beyond the grave felt like a promising jumping-off point, tying Spectre into ‘s climax in a logical and character-driven way. If you fulfill all the requirements, you need to order it quickly, as the company will start shipping this remote controlled min-fridge in December 2015.

Her instructions were for Bond to find and kill Marco Sciarra, the criminal whose involvement in SPECTRE ultimately led Bond to uncover the whole operation. Two Bond movies in a row have now painted the 00 programme as outmoded and old-fashioned, a relic of the past that could have died with Judi Dench’s M. Smug pencil-pusher Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott) actually shuts down the programme midway through Spectre, but since it’s revealed that he was in league with Blofeld, presumably all his actions will be reversed. It’s pretty rare that we hear anything at all about another 00 agent – the last time being Sean Bean’s double-crossing 006 in Goldeneye, so to have 009 fleshed out even this much is significant.

Aficionados will remember that Bond replaced 009 following the latter’s death in Octopussy, but we’re going to go out on a limb and say the Sam Mendes incarnation of 009 probably wouldn’t have been dressed as a clown, had we got to meet him. As far as we can remember, the SPECTRE ring ended up with Q, who analysed the DNA traces on it to deduce that Le Chiffre, Green and Silva had all worn it before. But if it was important enough for these four men to all have passed it on to one another (never mind the logistics of how they managed that) surely somebody has to now be looking for it? This whole MacGuffin frankly makes more sense the less you think about it, but we’re assuming Craig’s fifth outing will centre on Bond’s mission to throw the ring into Mount Doom before Blofeld’s giant eye envelops the world in darkness.

But it’s equally possible – given how focused was on tying all of Craig’s canon into a unified whole – that it’s setting up something bigger down the line. An attached, happy Bond simply doesn’t work, not for the franchise and certainly not for Craig’s grim, tortured performance, and the latter could make this a much more powerful storyline than when George Lazenby played it. The explosion at Blofeld’s Moroccan desert facility seemed to violate the old “Save the cat” screenwriting maxim, but on the other hand we never actually saw the moggy’s body, which leaves the door wide open for a feline-based revenge story.

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