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WATCH: New video will finally confirm that The Rock is the final movie in the Sean Connery 007 story

June 14th, 2021 by Marc Comments

One of the funnest movie debates of all-time revolves around the 1996 Michael Bay movie, The Rock, and the Sean Connery James Bond movies.

See, in The Rock Connery plays an imprisoned ex-British Intelligence agent call John Mason who is the only man to have ever escaped Alcatraz and, now that the island prison has been captured and is being used as the base for a chemical attack, his knowledge and skills are needed.

Now, while the movie never says he is James Bond, there was lot’s of evidence that he may well have been.

But there was also loads of evidence that he wasn’t… Mason was a Captain, not a commander in the navy. Mason has a daughter… Bond doesn’t.

But now a new video from Pentex Productions leaves no doubt that Mason IS James Bond by breaking down the movie continuity, the real-world events of the time(s) and the details given in The Rock and, well, it’s game, set and match of, like me, you believe The Rock is the final movie in the Connery Bond story.

Check it out below and let me know what you think.

Sean Connery in The Rock is James Bond – and I can prove it. On the 25th anniversary of Michael Bay’s 1996 action classic The Rock, starring Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage, this video essay looks at the evidence in WAY too much detail to definitively prove once and for all that Sean Connery’s character in The Rock is James Bond 007.

This video essay doesn’t just look at the surface level similarities between The Rock/James Bond. It relies on information from all six of the Connery Eon Bond movies (Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever) and from actual world history, as well as the backstory of Sean Connery’s The Rock character John Mason (who is 100% James Bond).

By the end of this video I guarantee that you’ll either agree with me, or you’ll wonder why you spent twenty minutes of your life watching a cartoon penguin talking about movies.

00:00 – Introduction
00:38 – The Rock movie recap
01:20 – The Rock/James Bond theory summary
01:45 – Disclaimer for fellow Bond geeks
02:07 – Part One (name)
04:51 – Part Two (1962-3)
07:27 – Part Three (1963-71)
09:53 – Part Four (1972)
12:57 – Summary
14:04 – There’s just one problem…
14:25 – Part Five (Hummel)
17:09 – Conclusion

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….