007 is an obsolete franchise anyway. Now they can claim that the reason why people don’t watch it is racism and sexism and get some novelty- and pity-views from progressives.
Bond comes from an era, when most men married in their early twenties, had very little education, and when women were not willing to have sex so easy as today.
There was something to admire about a man who is in his thirties, free, single, charming and who can go to a bar and has the self-confidence to pick up a new gorgeous woman to have sex with anywhere he went – all while kicking ass and killing bad guys. Men wanted to be like him, and women wanted to have sex with him.
Now we live in a time when there are more than enough thirty-something men with no families, no relationships except with the (increasingly low-quality) tarts they pick up every weekend at the bar. These men have fast cars they spend their entire free time tuning, just to make them look more and more ridiculous. They spend their evenings drinking excessively and “having fun”. In them we see how empty, sad and pathetic that kind of life actually is.
Then we look and Mr. Bond, and it’s hard to not see him as just one more sad and pathetic character – a failed man with no depth in his life. And who wants to watch that kind of a man do anything?