Sean Connery Comes Out of Retirement for Sir Billi

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It's always a sad day when you see one of your childhood idols caught in the final death throes of their career.  In Sean Connery's case, it's extra sad, because he was, at one point, notoriously picky about his projects. I mean, the man turned James Bond down after five successful movies. And then he came back... twice.

Okay, maybe this isn't such a stretch for Connery, but you can be the judge of the quality of Sir Billi, Scotland's first in-house animated feature.  Connery plays the title character, a retired, kilted, skateboarding veterinarian, and as you can see in the trailer below, the results are nothing less than embarrassing. Those of you who thought The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was his swan song, you were wrong.

The official plot synopsis for Sir Billi is as follows: "A retired veterinarian living in a remote Scottish village encounters a goat who thinks he's a dog, an Admiral who's afraid of the water and a beaver who was raised by rabbits." Doesn't get your blood pumping? What if I told you the goat was played by fellow highlander Alan Cumming? Still No? Yeah, that's what I thought.

The trailer raises too many questions, chief among them being, "Why, Sean, why?" Why does the animation look like a stiff relic of the early 90's? Why does Sir Billi end up driving James Bond's Aston Martin? If the goat thinks it's a dog, then why is it wearing Bruce Lee's yellow "Kill Bill" jumpsuit? If Sean Connery is a producer on the movie, why does he sound like he's super bored the whole time, like he's reading cue cards without a rehearsal?

See the travesty of Sir Billi yourself by watching the trailer below. Me? I'm going to put on my Blu-Ray of Thunderball, take a searing hot shower and try to scrub the filth off. Enjoy.

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