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(Bleeding Cool)   Actor Daniel Craig signs on to die another die...and then one more after that   (bleedingcool.com) divider line 80
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2012-09-06 01:18:42 PM  
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2012-09-06 01:22:41 PM  
I love Daniel Craig, and don't fault him for the dreck that was Quantum of Solace. He did the best acting he could, it just wasn't a Bond film, it was a revenge flick with a guy named Bond.

Here's to hoping that Skyfall will return to the awesomeness that was Casino Royale

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2012-09-06 01:47:26 PM  
Sadness. I'd like to go back to watching a decent Bond.
 
2012-09-06 02:35:13 PM  

scottydoesntknow: I love Daniel Craig, and don't fault him for the dreck that was Quantum of Solace. He did the best acting he could, it just wasn't a Bond film, it was a revenge flick with a guy named Bond.


Craig agrees:

'Yes and you swear that you'll never get involved with shiat like that, and it happens. On "Quantum", we were farked. We had the bare bones of a script and then there was a writers' strike and there was nothing we could do. We couldn't employ a writer to finish it. I say to myself, "Never again", but who knows? There was me trying to rewrite scenes - and a writer I am not.'
 
2012-09-06 02:36:18 PM  

GAT_00: Sadness. I'd like to go back to watching a decent Bond.


I'm going to take a saw, cut up a copy of Die Another day, chew on the bits, and as it poisons and rips apart my insides I will shiat it out in an unholy mess of feces, guts and blood on to your dumb farking face
 
2012-09-06 02:39:52 PM  
Yes!

scottydoesntknow: Here's to hoping that Skyfall will return to the awesomeness that was Casino Royale


Dat trailer
 
2012-09-06 02:42:48 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: GAT_00: Sadness. I'd like to go back to watching a decent Bond.

I'm going to take a saw, cut up a copy of Die Another day, chew on the bits, and as it poisons and rips apart my insides I will shiat it out in an unholy mess of feces, guts and blood on to your dumb farking face


You seem angry.
 
2012-09-06 02:43:37 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: GAT_00: Sadness. I'd like to go back to watching a decent Bond.

I'm going to take a saw, cut up a copy of Die Another day, chew on the bits, and as it poisons and rips apart my insides I will shiat it out in an unholy mess of feces, guts and blood on to your dumb farking face


Do you expect him to talk?
 
2012-09-06 02:47:17 PM  
It occurs to me that we don't need Bond anymore.

The Bourne films were the best 3 Bond films since Connery left.
 
2012-09-06 02:49:02 PM  

MetaCarpal: The All-Powerful Atheismo: GAT_00: Sadness. I'd like to go back to watching a decent Bond.

I'm going to take a saw, cut up a copy of Die Another day, chew on the bits, and as it poisons and rips apart my insides I will shiat it out in an unholy mess of feces, guts and blood on to your dumb farking face

Do you expect him to talk?


After hearing Madonna sing Die Another Day's theme, I expected him to die.
 
2012-09-06 02:50:26 PM  

GAT_00: The All-Powerful Atheismo: GAT_00: Sadness. I'd like to go back to watching a decent Bond.

I'm going to take a saw, cut up a copy of Die Another day, chew on the bits, and as it poisons and rips apart my insides I will shiat it out in an unholy mess of feces, guts and blood on to your dumb farking face

You seem angry.


Angry at the movie yes. Even QoS was far better than it.
 
2012-09-06 02:57:16 PM  
I like Craig as Bond. I thought QoS was a good movie.

They better conclude it with one of the 2 left damnit.
 
2012-09-06 03:00:33 PM  
DIE AND LET DIE!

/unless headline is changed
 
2012-09-06 03:01:09 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.


At some point in the future, someone will make the same remark with Bourne for Bond and Damon for Connery. We just don't know what movie they're referring to yet.
 
2012-09-06 03:20:04 PM  
I was really hoping Idris Elba would be chosen for the planned Nolan film.
 
2012-09-06 03:45:02 PM  
I was hoping they'd get back to 007 after this latest Ramboesque romp.
 
2012-09-06 03:59:22 PM  
YESH, THISH ISH EXCELLENT NEWSH
 
2012-09-06 04:04:17 PM  
Die another die?
Dye another die?
Die another dye?
It's lost all meaning.
 
2012-09-06 04:05:46 PM  
Live and let live!

http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/08/26
 
2012-09-06 04:20:07 PM  

GAT_00: Sadness. I'd like to go back to watching a decent Bond.


Go back where? Most of them suck donkey dong compared to Casino Royale.
 
2012-09-06 04:33:32 PM  

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.
 
2012-09-06 04:45:17 PM  
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.
 
2012-09-06 04:50:06 PM  
Swell, more Bond movies to skip. Can't wait until he gets bored with the role so they can find someone good again.
 
2012-09-06 04:52:23 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: GAT_00: Sadness. I'd like to go back to watching a decent Bond.

I'm going to take a saw, cut up a copy of Die Another day, chew on the bits, and as it poisons and rips apart my insides I will shiat it out in an unholy mess of feces, guts and blood on to your dumb farking face


That "unholy mess" will still be more interesting than any of Craig's Bond movies.
 
2012-09-06 04:53:19 PM  

MetaCarpal: The All-Powerful Atheismo: GAT_00: Sadness. I'd like to go back to watching a decent Bond.

I'm going to take a saw, cut up a copy of Die Another day, chew on the bits, and as it poisons and rips apart my insides I will shiat it out in an unholy mess of feces, guts and blood on to your dumb farking face

Do you expect him to talk?


i.qkme.me

Figured you were waiting for it.
 
2012-09-06 04:56:21 PM  

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.


If you want a rehash of the same thing over and over, you know you can just watch the first ~30 Bond movies on repeat, right?
 
2012-09-06 05:02:31 PM  
QoS was bad because no-one cares about a lack of water in Bolivia. Also he trashed his Aston Martin DBS in the opening chase and that made me cry.

Let's just get back to SPECTRE and/or Commies. I like the new 'darker' Bond and certainly looking forward to Skyfall, just need a good villian IMO.
 
2012-09-06 05:05:33 PM  
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2012-09-06 05:07:55 PM  
so after SkyFall he'll only live twice as Bond.
 
2012-09-06 05:38:10 PM  

rocky_howard: so after SkyFall he'll only live twice as Bond.


www.wearysloth.com

approves of what you did there.
 
2012-09-06 05:51:15 PM  

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
 
2012-09-06 06:01:45 PM  
I think the folks who churn out Bond movies saw the Bourne trilogy and had an epiphany, but weren't up to writing a good script. They definitely can't go back to the old style Bond movie; those belong to an earlier age. I like Daniel Craig as Bond, but they're going to have to come up with a 21st century bad guy - something like an ex-KGB Russian Mafia chief who's selling stolen Soviet era nukes to terrorist groups in Somalia. Or has that been done?
 
2012-09-06 06:10:02 PM  

red5ish: I think the folks who churn out Bond movies saw the Bourne trilogy and had an epiphany, but weren't up to writing a good script. They definitely can't go back to the old style Bond movie; those belong to an earlier age. I like Daniel Craig as Bond, but they're going to have to come up with a 21st century bad guy - something like an ex-KGB Russian Mafia chief who's selling stolen Soviet era nukes to terrorist groups in Somalia. Or has that been done?


I think it was called "Mission Impossible 4"

Let Christopher Nolan direct one and Tarantino the other.
Get rid of Judy Dench as M and cast Anthony Hopkins.
No CGI, all real stunts and locations.
No celeb cameos.
 
2012-09-06 06:12:58 PM  

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
 
2012-09-06 06:13:33 PM  
Seriously I'm more of a Bond fan than I am an Apple fan (and trust me...i would probably fark the corpse of Steve Jobs for a career at Apple) Craig is the best Bond we have had in years. The problem is, that no one is prepared to admit that there are two 'schools' of Bond, that are split right down the middle.

You have the School of Connery and the School of Moore

Connery = Connery, Dalton, Craig
Moore = Moore, Brosnan

Lazenby was just a mistake, but is more Moore'esqe than Conneryesque. Despite which school you favour, the whole point of Bond is you jump in and you go with it. So don't have a downer just because it's not your favoured category. I wholeheartedly love the Moore films over the Connery films, but actually I love the craig film, more than the Brosnan ones now.

Anyway, whats my point, oh yes it's this...Casino Royale, was amazing. That said if theres anyone that knows how to make a Bond film it's Martin Campbell, he proved the point with Goldeneye and he proved it again with Casino Royale.

QOS was as said, an absolute wreck due to the writers strike..it had no real coherency to it...and well it showed, it also featured what I consider to be possibly the worst Bond theme ever...Seriously don't let some poncy emo drummer twat, and an RnB pianist do a theme tune...it was horrible..it didn't flow, it didn't set the tone. I wanted to slit my wrists after i'd listened to it

Corbould's You know my name absolutely did the job for Casino Royale. It was loud it was brash..it made the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end

Now we have Skyfall, and we have a man at the helm that in terms of a commercial 'hollywood' director takes cinematography, and misé en scene to a whole new level (I think the only other director that comes close to Sam Mendes, is Chris Nolan) the story looks excellent. We have a VERY good 'baddy' and the trailer seems to say, we've basically got everything you loved about the Brosnan films, but still with the gritty craig edge.

I for one can't wait..and I can't wait for the next two either! Roll on Oct 26th... (bad luck Americans you have to wait till November 9th)

Bonus: It's in imax!!!
 
2012-09-06 06:35:21 PM  

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.
 
2012-09-06 06:38:57 PM  
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...
 
2012-09-06 07:18:06 PM  
Clive Owen for Bond.
 
2012-09-06 07:30:57 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Clive Owen for Bond.


When he was in the running a few years ago (before Craig was picked) I was on board. Also liked Dougray Scott. But I like Craig.
 
2012-09-06 07:32:39 PM  

John Buck 41: Britney Spear's Speculum: Clive Owen for Bond.

When he was in the running a few years ago (before Craig was picked) I was on board. Also liked Dougray Scott. But I like Craig.


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2012-09-06 07:36:10 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.


Err, Bourne was a serious spy film. Bond is a parody of serious spy films.
 
2012-09-06 07:36:34 PM  
I think Daniel Craig is great, and the trailer for Skyfall had me completely hooked. I can't wait.
 
2012-09-06 07:37:06 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...


Okay...so?
 
2012-09-06 07:54:15 PM  

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.
 
2012-09-06 08:22:00 PM  

Jonny Ninja: QoS was bad because no-one cares about a lack of water in Bolivia. Also he trashed his Aston Martin DBS in the opening chase and that made me cry.

Let's just get back to SPECTRE and/or Commies. I like the new 'darker' Bond and certainly looking forward to Skyfall, just need a good villian IMO.


I agree with the smashing of the DBS thing...but the reason QoS sucked (supposedly) was because of the writers strike.

/I may be the only one who thought QoS didn't suck
//I still wanna see how Vespa's death plays out in the grand scheme.
///I hope Skyfall doesn't lose that
 
2012-09-06 08:30:08 PM  
Brosnan was better.
 
2012-09-06 08:31:43 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.


Some whiny douche running around screaming "who am I" between incoherent blurry fight scenes, that was Bond?
 
2012-09-06 09:14:51 PM  
They want him back? Wasn't he pretty much panned by almost everyone, and didn't his bond films.... suck?
 
2012-09-06 09:18:37 PM  

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.


i232.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-06 09:19:37 PM  
i232.photobucket.com
 
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:

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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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