Among the most instantly recognizable and enduringly popular scenes from the James Bond movie franchise are the elaborate death traps put into place for the protagonist by a seemingly endless array of antiheroes. The sadistic and convoluted plot devices create dramatic tension, or at least amuse audiences, and invariably result in 007's extraction via deus ex machina. Inspired by the James Bond Film Series
, which begins tonight at the Mayan Theatre
, we put together this list of a few of our favorites.