Bezos. Jeff Bezos.
Doesn’t fairly have the identical ring to it as a sure British undercover agent’s introduction. However that’s nothing $eight.5 billion can’t repair, proper?
Amazon had no sooner introduced it’s multi-billion-dollar bid to amass MGM studios — together with your complete James Bond, 26-movie catalog — when social media, notably Twitter, provided up its normal important assessment of the information on Wednesday.
Meme-worthy snark was the order of the day as Amazon as soon as once more proved that what Amazon desires, Amazon buys, snatching the storied Hollywood studio within the greatest deal because it shopped for and checked out with Complete Meals at $13.7 billion. There are in all probability loads of relevant Bond titles, however “The World Is Not Sufficient” seems like an particularly good one at this time.
So neglect Lex Luthor for a minute. Bezos as Bond villain is feeling extra well timed:
Amazon buying MGM studios for $9 billion so Jeff Bezos can lastly fulfil his future of changing into a Bond villain pic.twitter.com/FRbMkUqbyD
— Dr. Parik Patel, BA, CFA, ACCA Esq. ???? (@ParikPatelCFA) May 25, 2021
— Nina Creech (@Ncreature29) May 26, 2021
Was Dr. Octopus a Bond villain?
With Amazon shopping for MGM, Jeff Bezos would be the subsequent James Bond villain pic.twitter.com/RQ8FstYUEh
— BLURAYANGEL (@blurayangel) May 26, 2021
Amazon formally purchased MGM Studios for $eight.45B.
This acquisition is dumb, since you’ll be able to *already* purchase your complete Bond franchise DVD field set on Amazon for less than $75. pic.twitter.com/kIpbQxlGx6
— Trung Phan ???????? (@TrungTPhan) May 26, 2021
— HotelHorror (@HotelHorror1) May 26, 2021
Nevertheless it wasn’t all restricted to Bond:
Amazon is nearing a deal to purchase the Hollywood studio MGM. That’s such a billionaire transfer. Subsequent Jeff Bezos will purchase Kellogg’s simply so he could make the MGM lion struggle Tony the Tiger. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/ArN1cTKPY3
— A Late Present (@colbertlateshow) May 26, 2021
Earlier than its MGM plans, Amazon had already established itself as a significant participant in Hollywood with Amazon Studios and its Prime Video streaming service. Actor Chris Pratt, star of Prime’s upcoming summer time blockbuster “The Tomorrow Conflict,” even dropped the identify of his “boss” is a tweet:
I’m gonna ask Jeff Bezos if it’s too late
to vary the title. https://t.co/DvNK9FecDi
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) May 26, 2021
Others discovered a connection again to Bezos’ battles with former President Donald Trump, the onetime actuality TV star:
You realize what the Amazon and MGM deal means?
Jeff Bezos owns The Apprentice now.
Jeff Bezos owns The Apprentice outtakes.
— YS (@NYinLA2121) May 26, 2021
The tech big’s historical past associated to the taxes it pays and doesn’t pay, in addition to its present antitrust points, was additionally ripe for jabs:
if i did not pay taxes i may afford to purchase MGM too
— blaine capatch (@blainecapatch) May 26, 2021
There’s some sort of stunning gross irony in MGM, one of many eight Hollywood studios focused by the DoJ in 1948 over antitrust considerations and vertical integration that modified your complete leisure panorama in america, being acquired in 2021 by…
— julia alexander (@loudmouthjulia) May 26, 2021
And at last, it was robust to let MGM’s roaring lion mascot go with out changing it with a laughing Bezos:
Amazon will purchase MGM Studios for $eight.5B in tech big’s second-largest deal to spice up media empire https://t.co/TzDxA73763
— GeekWire (@geekwire) May 26, 2021