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#7421 NickM

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 1003 AM

Its our only movie franchise, well, other than Harry Potter or the Carry on Films. :D National treasure, not least because it sustains our belief we were still important on the world stage perhaps.

 

I dont know, Quantum of Solace, flawed though it was, I thought was enlivened by Kurylenko who is good in damn near anything she does. The only one I truly, truly dislike is Die Another Day. Though Spectre came close.

 

Craig has been a great Bond, though I think he would have done well to have hung up his Walther PPK in Skyfall. Which is one of my favourites.

 

OK I've been a fan of Craig too--his early Bond seemed brutal and brutish and smooth all at the same time.


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#7422 Panzermann

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 1202 PM

 

so eighties,that  it hurts :D


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#7423 Nobu

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 1237 PM

Please let it not be Spectre 2.

 

Craig looks fit enough to do 2 more films if it is.

 

I winced at the miniguns, however.


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#7424 Stefan Fredriksson

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 1358 PM

The Irishman.
"When we use this new tech, imagine seeing Robert De Niro as he looked in Godfather. Bla bla bla..." ehhh, not really.

Seeing this new tech not working ruins the experience. Sadly. It may work in shorter cuts, but not in a whole movie.
The now infamous (I suppose?) scene where De Niro beats up a guy looks like... a 76-year old geratric trying to act like a guy in his 30s/40s.
Having different actors for different ages has worked well before, they should have done it here too.
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#7425 Soren Ras

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 0416 AM

At least they need to use a younger actor to provide the body movements and then they could splice the de-aged head in. I am sure it can be done eventually, but for now it is clearly cheaper, easier (and better) to just use a younger actor entirely.

 

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#7426 Mikel2

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 0423 AM

The Irishman.
"When we use this new tech, imagine seeing Robert De Niro as he looked in Godfather. Bla bla bla..." ehhh, not really.

Seeing this new tech not working ruins the experience. Sadly. It may work in shorter cuts, but not in a whole movie.
The now infamous (I suppose?) scene where De Niro beats up a guy looks like... a 76-year old geratric trying to act like a guy in his 30s/40s.
Having different actors for different ages has worked well before, they should have done it here too.


DeNiro was the younger Corleone in the Godfather. He looked and sounded nothing like Brando and no one complained.

In the Irishman, the age range he portrayed was from 85 all the way down to 60.
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#7427 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 0429 AM

Please let it not be Spectre 2.

 

Craig looks fit enough to do 2 more films if it is.

 

I winced at the miniguns, however.

 

Better than lasers, which is what they put on Timothy Daltons Aston Martin.

 

I like the gadgets when they are viable. When they start having invisible Aston Martins, and fighting dogfights on ice with Jaguars is when I start losing patience. I find the longer they go with a particular bond and a franchise, usually the more absurd the gadgets get. The sole exception to this was For your Eyes Only, which was fortunately very restrained on that level.


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Posted 09 December 2019 - 1254 PM

the Wall Street Journal has a piece up about how Disney's stewardship of the Star Wars Universe has been less than successful.

Iger comes of looking like a complete tool


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Posted 10 December 2019 - 0143 AM


Better than lasers, which is what they put on Timothy Daltons Aston Martin.

 

I like the gadgets when they are viable. When they start having invisible Aston Martins, and fighting dogfights on ice with Jaguars is when I start losing patience. I find the longer they go with a particular bond and a franchise, usually the more absurd the gadgets get. The sole exception to this was For your Eyes Only, which was fortunately very restrained on that level.

 

I have blocked those lasers from memory, for the good of the franchise.

 

FYEO was fantastic in that regard. Less is more with a character as interesting as this one, and a talent like Craig. A gadget or 2 at the most, with an exception for the passenger-side ejector seat.


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#7430 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 0627 AM

For your eyes only was a very underrated film. Ok, so the dialogue in places is horrible, and Bond throwing a teenage nyphette out of his bed to my mind was scarcely believable. But it had a good villain, good supporting cast with Topol and Carole Bouquet, and actually had a surprisingly good plot. Its my favourite Roger Moore film. Octopussy by contrast, whilst it had some good moments, was a bit of a mess. James Bond defusing an atomic bomb dressed as a clown? Come on....

 

The best Bond film for me I think is a toss up between Goldfinger (largely because of Gert Frobe and Harold Sakata) and Casino Royale (largely because of Eva Green).

 

Daniel Craig I think has been the best Bond since Connery. I think to be honest, he is actually better than Connery, though that wont please the purists.


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#7431 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 1646 PM

I know a song titled The Last Full Measure but it is about the American Civil War.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:35 AM

For your eyes only was a very underrated film. Ok, so the dialogue in places is horrible, and Bond throwing a teenage nyphette out of his bed to my mind was scarcely believable. But it had a good villain, good supporting cast with Topol and Carole Bouquet, and actually had a surprisingly good plot. Its my favourite Roger Moore film. Octopussy by contrast, whilst it had some good moments, was a bit of a mess. James Bond defusing an atomic bomb dressed as a clown? Come on....

 

The best Bond film for me I think is a toss up between Goldfinger (largely because of Gert Frobe and Harold Sakata) and Casino Royale (largely because of Eva Green).

 

Daniel Craig I think has been the best Bond since Connery. I think to be honest, he is actually better than Connery, though that wont please the purists.

From memory, Goldfinger had the two best lines in a Bond film; "My name is Pussy Galore," "I must be dreaming." and "Do you expect me to talk," No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"


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#7434 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted Yesterday, 06:48 AM

Frobe is my ideal Bond villain. And he couldn't speak a word of English, all his lines were memorized apparently.

 

It turned out that when the film was released that Frobe had been in the Hitler youth or some nazi organization, so Goldfinger was banned in israel. It subsquently turned out he had saved at least one Jewish family from the death camps from a personal intervention. So they unbanned it. :D


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Posted Today, 12:05 PM

Quite a few major franchises with trailers lately.  Despite the odd tone of the Ghostbusters one I'm actually looking forward to that.  Wonder Woman... eh... first one was ok and really only looked good compared to how bad the rest of the DC movies have been.  This trailer really didn't do anything for me.

 

 


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#7436 Yama

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Posted Today, 03:06 PM

New GB trailer was weird...very strong superhero or Star Wars-vibe, which probably is totally not the tone of the movie. I guess it could be good.

 

WW84 looked disturbingly similar to period-set X-Men/MCU movies. No idea if it's good or bad, but the style of the trailer is so derivative.


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