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2012-09-06 09:23:10 PM  
Only a child or a shiat wit prefers the older Bond movies.
 
2012-09-06 09:49:51 PM  

OnlyM3: They want him back? Wasn't he pretty much panned by almost everyone, and didn't his bond films.... suck?


Casino Royale: 94% on Rotten Tomatoes

Which is the fourth highest ranked Bond movie. So no, you're not even close to right.
 
2012-09-06 10:08:43 PM  
Have you watched the trailer ??? We are doing ex MI6 agent again? I'm a little worried....
 
2012-09-06 10:17:32 PM  

fusillade762: Though if you wanted to discuss where the movie REALLY failed you could talk about their abysmal understanding of how Texas Hold 'Em is played...


Well it should have been Bacarat, but 'old 'em was popular at the time.
Really want to learn Bacarat but it looks like a really random game, not sure where the skill is?
 
2012-09-06 10:34:22 PM  

Hebalo: It occurs to me that we don't need Bond anymore.

The Bourne films were the best 3 Bond films since Connery left.


Yes they were. But they weren't Bond films. They were Matt Damon kicks everybody's ass films. Big difference.
 
2012-09-06 10:38:07 PM  

fusillade762: John Buck 41: fusillade762: Though if you wanted to discuss where the movie REALLY failed you could talk about their abysmal understanding of how Texas Hold 'Em is played...

Okay...so?

People went all in with LESS money than the leading player and you were given the impression that they would win the tournament if they won the hand. Though I guess it kind of makes sense in a dramatic license kind of way because dealing with side bets and such would get messy fast.


Okay. Forgot about that. Yeah, that's somewhat farked up.
 
2012-09-06 11:13:21 PM  

Jonny Ninja: fusillade762: Though if you wanted to discuss where the movie REALLY failed you could talk about their abysmal understanding of how Texas Hold 'Em is played...

Well it should have been Bacarat, but 'old 'em was popular at the time.
Really want to learn Bacarat but it looks like a really random game, not sure where the skill is?


It was pretty retarded that they had to dumb it down to Texas Hold'em, especially since they spent half the movie explaining every hand anyway.
 
2012-09-06 11:36:31 PM  

Mugato: Brosnan was better.


My personal favorite. Although, aside from Goldeneye, he was kinda stuck with some inferior......stuff.
 
2012-09-06 11:37:37 PM  

Jonny Ninja: fusillade762: Though if you wanted to discuss where the movie REALLY failed you could talk about their abysmal understanding of how Texas Hold 'Em is played...

Well it should have been Bacarat, but 'old 'em was popular at the time.
Really want to learn Bacarat but it looks like a really random game, not sure where the skill is?


From my understanding Baccarat is actually *simpler* than poker. More akin to Blackjack (and with about as much skill involved).
 
2012-09-07 12:15:30 AM  

that was my nickname in highschool: 89 Stick-Up Kid: I was really hoping Idris Elba would be chosen for the planned Nolan film.

I can handle a little more Craig, but then yes, it's definitely Idris's turn.


I'll be in my bunk.
 
2012-09-07 01:02:12 AM  
die another die

Do another what now?
 
2012-09-07 01:10:05 AM  
I was impressed with Craig's Bond since I read the books at a young age. That Bond was ruthless and tough, where most of the movie Bonds have just been really lucky.

I still enjoy all the other ones in all their cheesey glory, since I grew up watching them with my dad.
 
2012-09-07 06:45:31 AM  

fusillade762: LDM90: fusillade762: LDM90: Worst Bond ever. The movies are not fun to watch like a James Bond movie should be. He doesn't even say "Bond, James Bond." He could be just any action movie character. There's nothing about him that makes him James Bond.

ZOMG HE DOESN'T EVEN CARE IF HIS MARTINI IS SHAKEN OR STIRRED!!!

/you'll get over it

If you walked in and the movie was playing at some point after the opening credits, there's a good chance you could go through the rest of it never knowing you were watching James Bond.

/action movie star #436

Except for the fact that he actually DOES say the line "Bond, James Bond" at the end of Casino Royale and they DO use the music (the fact that the Bond theme doesn't play earlier is intentional).

The song's ("You Know My Name") main notes are played throughout the film as a substitute for the James Bond theme, to represent Bond's youth and inexperience. The classic theme only plays during the end credits to signal the climax of his character arc.


CASINO ROYALE has the best use of the 'Bond, James Bond' line in the history of the films.

That one closing scene cemented Craig as my personal favorite Bond of all, edging out even
Connery.

I just hope that in SKYFALL they mix in just a wee bit of Roger Moore-style smoothness without
removing any of his thuggishness.
 
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2012-09-07 07:24:52 AM  

Your_Huckleberry: Mugato: Brosnan was better.

My personal favorite. Although, aside from Goldeneye, he was kinda stuck with some inferior......stuff.


i totally agree with these statements.
 
2012-09-07 07:45:38 AM  

Your_Huckleberry: Mugato: Brosnan was better.

My personal favorite. Although, aside from Goldeneye, he was kinda stuck with some inferior......stuff.


I agree. Although Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough weren't terrible. They just didn't stand out. The World is Not Enough had a great theme song though. Mmm, Shirley Manson.

Die Another Day was pure crap though, except for the beginning where Bond was captured and tortured for months. They just didn't go anywhere with it and it got all nonsensical.
 
2012-09-07 08:00:05 AM  

Mugato: Your_Huckleberry: Mugato: Brosnan was better.

My personal favorite. Although, aside from Goldeneye, he was kinda stuck with some inferior......stuff.

I agree. Although Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough weren't terrible. They just didn't stand out. The World is Not Enough had a great theme song though. Mmm, Shirley Manson.

Die Another Day was pure crap though, except for the beginning where Bond was captured and tortured for months. They just didn't go anywhere with it and it got all nonsensical.


Brosnan, even in the worst of his films, was at least always watchable, and GOLDENEYE is probably
one of the top 5 of all the Bond films because of his presence.
 
2012-09-07 08:13:19 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Brosnan, even in the worst of his films, was at least always watchable, and GOLDENEYE is probably
one of the top 5 of all the Bond films because of his presence.


Hell yeah. You could tell he was having fun chugging vodka, bedding girls and killing the bad guys. I know the humorless thug is closer to the books but what works in a book is different from the screen.
 
2012-09-07 08:24:19 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Brosnan, even in the worst of his films, was at least always watchable, and GOLDENEYE is probably one of the top 5 of all the Bond films because of his presence.


Aside from some of the technological references, Goldeneye has aged incredibly well. It benefited from a tremendous cast though - Brosnan and Bean had tremendous chemistry together onscreen.
 
2012-09-07 08:24:41 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Mugato: Your_Huckleberry: Mugato: Brosnan was better.

My personal favorite. Although, aside from Goldeneye, he was kinda stuck with some inferior......stuff.

I agree. Although Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough weren't terrible. They just didn't stand out. The World is Not Enough had a great theme song though. Mmm, Shirley Manson.

Die Another Day was pure crap though, except for the beginning where Bond was captured and tortured for months. They just didn't go anywhere with it and it got all nonsensical.

Brosnan, even in the worst of his films, was at least always watchable, and GOLDENEYE is probably
one of the top 5 of all the Bond films because of his presence.


Goldeneye is my favorite Bond flick and one of the reasons was how well I thought Brosnan captured the jaded agent angle. It was his first Bond movie, but watching it gave the sense he'd been Bond for quite a while. He wasn't new to the job, he was good at it and at times didn't look like he enjoyed it. M's line about Brosnan being a "dinosaur" and "relic" worked -it would not have with the Remington Steele era Brosnan. For the record, I thought Dalton pulled off the sense of wary experience well, too. Too often it was clear Moore didn't take the character seriously.
I like to think the first image we get of each Bond can capture the overall essence of that Bond. What's the first thing we see each of them doing?
Connery:tux, gambling, winning, being slick, picking up the babe
Lazenby:tux, driving aimlessly, getting his car stolen
Moore: bathrobe,frat boy 'hide the babe from the boss' scene, likes espresso
Dalton: black fatigues, jumps out of plane, training gone wrong, kills a dude
Brosnan: black fatigues, commando raid, impossible stunt, kills lots of dudes
Craig: suit, brutal fight, outfoxes smug dude, kills both of them
Roger Moore was the Bond I first saw in the theatres, I will always like his movies, but Moore thought the character was ridiculous and that's how he played him. I much prefer the way the three guys after him have presented their takes.
 
2012-09-07 08:35:44 AM  

LDM90: Worst Bond ever. The movies are not fun to watch like a James Bond movie should be. He doesn't even say "Bond, James Bond." He could be just any action movie character. There's nothing about him that makes him James Bond.


Tired old cliches. If you want "Bond, James Bond", there are 20 other films where you can already get that. It was time for new blood and new style, and "Casino Royale" was just the ticket.
 
2012-09-07 08:48:07 AM  

Your_Huckleberry: Goldeneye is my favorite Bond flick and one of the reasons was how well I thought Brosnan captured the jaded agent angle. It was his first Bond movie, but watching it gave the sense he'd been Bond for quite a while. He wasn't new to the job, he was good at it and at times didn't look like he enjoyed it. M's line about Brosnan being a "dinosaur" and "relic" worked -it


GoldenEye was the Boobies-cold war Bond movie. Bond was as M said, a relic of the Cold War. But he got the opportunity to be a spy again and all the post-cold war Russian stuff was more interesting than the usual villain back story, especially the scenes with Robbie Coltrane's character. Brosnan's Bond in that film was a cold blooded killer who also enjoyed the finer things in life in between killing. His motivations were even psycho-analyzed by his former partner, played by perennial dead guy, Sean Bean. And the movie made for a kick ass video game.

Daniel Craig's Bond is just Jason Bourne without all the whining.
 
2012-09-07 09:26:57 AM  
I remember cringing when Pierce Brosnan was first put forward as a possible Bond in the 80's (when they chose Dalton).

Then I saw Fourth Protocol. Holy crap he was an amazing cold-blooded killer (which is what the Bond of the books is). Casino Royale made in the early 90's with Brosnan would've been incredible (not that I dont think Craig's wasn't great).

/if you haven't read the books, do so.
//same goes for Bourne - the BI had many more (wonderful) layers that weren't covered in the movie
 
2012-09-07 09:27:11 AM  

Mugato: GoldenEye was the Boobies-cold war Bond movie.


I'll say:

fcbahistory.pbworks.com

jamesbond007.net

www.deelight.com
 
2012-09-07 09:35:02 AM  
I used to be a big Moore fan, but having rewatched more of the Connery's recently, Moore's work is just to cheesey/camp.

I will say Live and Let Die is one of my all time favorites though.
 
2012-09-07 09:37:11 AM  

GRCooper: I remember cringing when Pierce Brosnan was first put forward as a possible Bond in the 80's (when they chose Dalton).

Then I saw Fourth Protocol. Holy crap he was an amazing cold-blooded killer (which is what the Bond of the books is). Casino Royale made in the early 90's with Brosnan would've been incredible (not that I dont think Craig's wasn't great).


Oh, so this.

Everyone expected Brosnan to be Roger Moore 2.0 because of his work on REMINGTON STEELE.
Who knew the bastard could act? I think he pulled off the tortured, dark James Bond even better
than Dalton, though Dalton was saddled with crappy scripts and, economics aside he deserved at
least one more movie that wasn't either a re-written Moore script or an extended MIAMI VICE episode.
 
2012-09-07 09:38:08 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Mugato: GoldenEye was the Boobies-cold war Bond movie.

I'll say:

[fcbahistory.pbworks.com image 250x370]

[jamesbond007.net image 290x400]

[www.deelight.com image 254x400]


Wow, filter-owned but I suppose it still works.
 
2012-09-07 09:41:09 AM  

Jonny Ninja: I used to be a big Moore fan, but having rewatched more of the Connery's recently, Moore's work is just to cheesey/camp.

I will say Live and Let Die is one of my all time favorites though.


LaLD is basically a blacksploitation film, and hasn't aged well on the edges.

Alas, most of Moore's tenure was camp cheese, but at least he pulled off FOR YOUR EYES ONLY,
which is also in my personal Top 5, since it was one of the few times Moore's Bond had a stone cold
killer moment (when he shoved Locque's car down the cliff) and was all around a good (if still cheese
flavoured) espionage story.
 
2012-09-07 11:48:56 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Jonny Ninja: I used to be a big Moore fan, but having rewatched more of the Connery's recently, Moore's work is just to cheesey/camp.

I will say Live and Let Die is one of my all time favorites though.

LaLD is basically a blacksploitation film, and hasn't aged well on the edges.

Alas, most of Moore's tenure was camp cheese, but at least he pulled off FOR YOUR EYES ONLY,
which is also in my personal Top 5, since it was one of the few times Moore's Bond had a stone cold
killer moment (when he shoved Locque's car down the cliff) and was all around a good (if still cheese
flavoured) espionage story.


This may be why I have deliberately not watched it in a while :-/.

Will have a Bond night tonite I think...
 
2012-09-07 05:31:28 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: fusillade762: LDM90: fusillade762: LDM90: Worst Bond ever. The movies are not fun to watch like a James Bond movie should be. He doesn't even say "Bond, James Bond." He could be just any action movie character. There's nothing about him that makes him James Bond.

ZOMG HE DOESN'T EVEN CARE IF HIS MARTINI IS SHAKEN OR STIRRED!!!

/you'll get over it

If you walked in and the movie was playing at some point after the opening credits, there's a good chance you could go through the rest of it never knowing you were watching James Bond.

/action movie star #436

Except for the fact that he actually DOES say the line "Bond, James Bond" at the end of Casino Royale and they DO use the music (the fact that the Bond theme doesn't play earlier is intentional).

The song's ("You Know My Name") main notes are played throughout the film as a substitute for the James Bond theme, to represent Bond's youth and inexperience. The classic theme only plays during the end credits to signal the climax of his character arc.

CASINO ROYALE has the best use of the 'Bond, James Bond' line in the history of the films.

That one closing scene cemented Craig as my personal favorite Bond of all, edging out even
Connery.

I just hope that in SKYFALL they mix in just a wee bit of Roger Moore-style smoothness without
removing any of his thuggishness.


Excellent post. Like a ruined steak, well done!
 
2012-09-08 02:25:16 AM  
I am looking forward to this. If they can get back the all round action movie goodness of CR, mix in some of the humour of Moore/Brosnan and some of Connery's swarve smoothness then it will be an excellent move. Judging by the trailer things are looking good.

Personally I liked Brosnan, I am glad that reading this thread I am not as alone as I was beginning to think I was.

I also love The Living Daylights, for all it's faults it was what was needed after the A View To A Kill which while quite good really overdoes the silliness. In a way Casino Royale is to Die another day what The Living Daylights was to A View to a Kill.
 
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