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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Ebert on the latest Bond movie Skyfall: "I don't know what I expected in Bond No. 23, but certainly not an experience this invigorating"   (rogerebert.suntimes.com) divider line 118
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2012-11-09 03:16:03 PM

digistil: He drinks three Heinekens (if I'm not mistaken) during the film and has one martini. The movie is phenomenal, but the Heineken and Sony product placements were ridiculous (Sony was more prevalent than Heineken). They must have given the Bond franchise Fort Knox. And I'm ok with that if it means more Bonds like Skyfall.


He drinks a ton of alcohol of various types. I didn't even notice the brand of beer until it was mentioned here.
 
2012-11-09 03:32:59 PM

digistil: the Heineken and Sony product placements were ridiculous (Sony was more prevalent than Heineken). They must have given the Bond franchise Fort Knox. And I'm ok with that if it means more Bonds like Skyfall.


Sony is heavily invested in the film, including the distribution. Were you sleeping or late for the opening logos (Columbia has been a Sony company for quite some time now)?
 
2012-11-09 03:53:54 PM
3 out of 4

Casino Royale was better. Skyfall had its share of mayhem, but nothing that really had the emotional impact of Bond killing the guy in the stairwell, or Vesper Lynd's death, or any of the many other gut punches Casino served up.

Skyfall was too clean, and they brought back smoking (not a biggie, but just noting). It's almost like an early Broslin Bond.

Good story, tho. This is what happens when you have a disgruntled double-O. Good character. The bad guy seemed to have a lot of henchmen. A whole lot.

Didn't like the lack of explanation for how Bond survived. I kinda think being unconscience and swept over a waterfall would pretty much be the end of anybody.

Some really nice chase scenes, but the freerunning chase in Casino will always be the Greatest. Of. All. Time.

But what about the beer situation? Is it true?

I never even noticed it. So that's a lot of Heiniken money shot to hell.
 
2012-11-09 03:54:14 PM

Strategeryz0r: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Shaken my ass.

If there is no citrus, then don't shake the mother-farker.

/why even adulterate the gin anyways? Fill your mouth with ice cubes and guzzle

I saw somewhere, I think Gizmodo, where they talked about shaken vs stirred. Apparently shaken lowers the alcohol content, so they speculated that Bond always gets his shaken as not to get too messed up so he can drink yet do his job.


Bull crap. An extra teaspoon of water along with a shot a gin is going to make me be NOT drunk?! Paf!

What this does, is it makes the gin less alcoholy and thus more palatable, without detracting from it's Junipery-goodness* (by watering it with tonic, tarting it up with OJ, or salting it with olive brine).

/*if you're a Hendricks drinker, make that green Rosey-goodness.
 
2012-11-09 04:00:45 PM
SPOILER ALERT

Skyfall: If "Home Alone" had killing.

Best Bond movie in decades.
 
2012-11-09 04:25:33 PM
Great movie. It's good to know that QoS was a fluke and Bond can still have great films. The cinematography was perfect. Instead of hectic cuts for fight scenes, it was clear what was going on. The silhouette fight was very well done. The callbacks were also great. Hopefully future films can find the same balance with the Bond tropes that allows the film not to stray to far into parody (like Roger Moore's films) while still remaining fun enough to not become bland Bourne clones.

I didn't care for the opening theme. The song just seemed very bland and generic. The visuals for it were amazing, though.
 
2012-11-09 04:27:28 PM
Minor spoliers ahead----

I like how if you ignore the timeline, the three Craig!Bond movies represent a prequel to the other ~20 films. Yu see the events that made Bond who he is, you have MI6 moving into the Universal Exports offices, and you have a young Q and Moneypenny introduced.
 
2012-11-09 04:28:49 PM

digistil: He drinks three Heinekens (if I'm not mistaken) during the film and has one martini. The movie is phenomenal, but the Heineken and Sony product placements were ridiculous (Sony was more prevalent than Heineken). They must have given the Bond franchise Fort Knox. And I'm ok with that if it means more Bonds like Skyfall.


I noticed a few of the Vaio logos but it didn't really bother me. The characters that used laptops used Sony laptops and that was it. There was no I Robot-style "this sure is a great product" garbage.

hetheeme: SPOILER ALERT

Skyfall: If "Home Alone" had killing.

Best Bond movie in decades.


Haha I thought the exact same thing when I was watching. Would've loved to see Silva grab an electrified doorknob.
 
2012-11-09 04:29:30 PM

Cubicle Jockey: Minor spoliers ahead----

I like how if you ignore the timeline, the three Craig!Bond movies represent a prequel to the other ~20 films. Yu see the events that made Bond who he is, you have MI6 moving into the Universal Exports offices, and you have a young Q and Moneypenny introduced.


Yeah, I got a real kick out of the introduction of the new (old?) office at the end of the film.
 
2012-11-09 04:31:54 PM

NeoCortex42: Great movie. It's good to know that QoS was a fluke and Bond can still have great films.



QoS was done in the middle of the writers strike. Craig and Forster were literally writing the script as they went along.


Craig: '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.'

Time Out: You had to rewrite scenes yourself?

Craig: 'Me and the director [Marc Forster] were the ones allowed to do it. The rules were that you couldn't employ anyone as a writer, but the actor and director could work on scenes together. We were stuffed. We got away with it, but only just. It was never meant to be as much of a sequel as it was, but it ended up being a sequel, starting where the last one finished.'



All thing's considered, it's not horrible.
 
2012-11-09 04:34:24 PM

Cubicle Jockey: NeoCortex42: Great movie. It's good to know that QoS was a fluke and Bond can still have great films.


QoS was done in the middle of the writers strike. Craig and Forster were literally writing the script as they went along.


Craig: '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.'

Time Out: You had to rewrite scenes yourself?

Craig: 'Me and the director [Marc Forster] were the ones allowed to do it. The rules were that you couldn't employ anyone as a writer, but the actor and director could work on scenes together. We were stuffed. We got away with it, but only just. It was never meant to be as much of a sequel as it was, but it ended up being a sequel, starting where the last one finished.'


All thing's considered, it's not horrible.


I can get past the script. The story really didn't bother me too much. What turned me off of the film completely was the editing. It was worse than the second Bourne movie. Big actions scenes (which are most of the focus of Bond movies) shouldn't have me thinking "fark it, just get to the end of the sequence already."
 
2012-11-09 04:54:25 PM
ebert likes shiatty movies

who decided he was THE film critic anyway?
 
2012-11-09 04:56:54 PM

moothemagiccow: ebert likes shiatty movies

who decided he was THE film critic anyway?


Siskel died, leaving Ebert the last rat standing.
 
2012-11-09 05:07:40 PM
Siskel died, leaving Ebert the last rat standing.

Nice line. I believe I've heard it somewhere recently.....
 
2012-11-09 05:08:52 PM
Just got back from sneaking off to an early afternoon showing in IMAX.

Solid 3 1/2 stars out of 4. Beautifully photographed: it had damn well better get the Oscar for cinematography. The story is nothing stunning but the framework within where its placed helps a lot.
 
2012-11-09 05:12:19 PM

NeoCortex42: Cubicle Jockey: Minor spoliers ahead----

I like how if you ignore the timeline, the three Craig!Bond movies represent a prequel to the other ~20 films. Yu see the events that made Bond who he is, you have MI6 moving into the Universal Exports offices, and you have a young Q and Moneypenny introduced.

Yeah, I got a real kick out of the introduction of the new (old?) office at the end of the film.


That was a nice touch.
 
2012-11-09 05:16:48 PM

NeoCortex42: Cubicle Jockey: NeoCortex42: Great movie. It's good to know that QoS was a fluke and Bond can still have great films.


QoS was done in the middle of the writers strike. Craig and Forster were literally writing the script as they went along.


Craig: '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.'

Time Out: You had to rewrite scenes yourself?

Craig: 'Me and the director [Marc Forster] were the ones allowed to do it. The rules were that you couldn't employ anyone as a writer, but the actor and director could work on scenes together. We were stuffed. We got away with it, but only just. It was never meant to be as much of a sequel as it was, but it ended up being a sequel, starting where the last one finished.'


All thing's considered, it's not horrible.

I can get past the script. The story really didn't bother me too much. What turned me off of the film completely was the editing. It was worse than the second Bourne movie. Big actions scenes (which are most of the focus of Bond movies) shouldn't have me thinking "fark it, just get to the end of the sequence already."


I rewatched QoS the other night and I just kept getting angrier and angrier at the editing: barely made it an hour in before storming off angry. Thank goodness they got Stuart Baird back to calm things down. (He edited Casino Royale and Skyfall)
 
2012-11-09 05:30:25 PM

Bslasch:

I liked that the scope was not a mega villain and was more personal in nature, liked the action sequences, loved seeing the DB5 trotted out for a gallop.


The musical tie-in with that scene was awesome.

The acting was great and Bardem played his role perfectly (even creeped me out...friendo). Action sequences and cinematography were also excellent. Story was MUCH better than QoS, but I still thought some of the plot devices were rehashed from at least two other movies (not necessarily Bond movies). Won't go into more detail than that at this time so as not to spoil it.

NeoCortex42:
I didn't care for the opening theme. The song just seemed very bland and generic. The visuals for it were amazing, though.


I'd never heard Adele before (why yes, I live in a cave, why do you ask?) but it wasn't bad. Visuals for it were awesome, very creative.


cgraves67: Hmmm. I need to see this. No babysitters available this weekend. Anybody want to watch my kid so the wife and I can catch a flick? If not, I'll just drop him off with some crack whores or something. It's just a few hours. Nothing bad can happen.


Take him with you...that's what a lot of asshat parents seem to do. Thankfully, we have an iPic for that sort of thing. :)

Tyrone Slothrop: But what about the beer situation? Is it true?


I only noticed it because I'd heard so much about it. The Sony Vaio placements are much more obvious, but still not annoying IMO (and I loathe blatant product placements).
 
2012-11-09 05:35:52 PM
Solid 3 1/2 stars out of 4. Beautifully photographed: it had damn well better get the Oscar for cinematography. The story is nothing stunning but the framework within where its placed helps a lot.

I especially loved the Scotland scenes. Very well filmed, the bleakness damm near sucked out my will to live.
 
2012-11-09 05:58:01 PM
I thought this was the 24th movie?

In searching for that data I came across an interesting link.

UPDATE: BOND 24 AND 25 TO BE TWO-MOVIE ARC! BOND 24 WITH DANIEL CRAIG AND SCREENWRITER JOHN LOGAN IS ON COURSE FOR A 2014 RELEASE

www.joblo.com

Other tidbits there: Idris Elba as the next James Bond? Christopher Nolan in talks to direct one?

Pure speculation, but it's interesting.
 
2012-11-09 06:32:03 PM

Tax Boy: ocirats: Tyrone Slothrop: But what about the beer situation? Is it true?

What beer situation?

He orders a beer, shaken, not stirred.

then it blows up and drenches the bond girl and hijinks ensue


Yeah, I said that in one of the original threads and think that would be absolutely awesome.
 
2012-11-09 06:33:59 PM

fusillade762: I thought this was the 24th movie?

In searching for that data I came across an interesting link.

UPDATE: BOND 24 AND 25 TO BE TWO-MOVIE ARC! BOND 24 WITH DANIEL CRAIG AND SCREENWRITER JOHN LOGAN IS ON COURSE FOR A 2014 RELEASE

[www.joblo.com image 656x300]

Other tidbits there: Idris Elba as the next James Bond? Christopher Nolan in talks to direct one?

Pure speculation, but it's interesting.


I'm not sure if I'd buy Idris Elba as Bond. Then again, I wasn't sold on Craig until Casino Royale came out. So who knows.

I do like the idea of a two-movie arc. I think it would also be great for Bond to get another Blofeld-type villain, somebody that's enough of a match for Bond and MI6 that he can't be easily killed by the end of a single movie.
 
2012-11-09 06:43:55 PM

NeoCortex42: I'm not sure if I'd buy Idris Elba as Bond. Then again, I wasn't sold on Craig until Casino Royale came out. So who knows.


He's gonna run MI6 like a business, and later for that spy bullsh*t.
 
2012-11-09 06:57:50 PM
I'm curious, what's the big deal with 'spoilers' on a bond film? It's not like you're going to break any ground. He's going to shoot people, fark women, drink, and be a spy.
 
2012-11-09 07:01:31 PM

kroonermanblack: I'm curious, what's the big deal with 'spoilers' on a bond film? It's not like you're going to break any ground. He's going to shoot people, fark women, drink, and be a spy.


Have you seen Skyfall yet? I would say there definitely are a couple things that shouldn't be spoiled before seeing it.
 
2012-11-09 07:10:53 PM

kroonermanblack: I'm curious, what's the big deal with 'spoilers' on a bond film? It's not like you're going to break any ground. He's going to shoot people, fark women, drink, and be a spy.


And if Bond doesn't do every one of those things the exact same way he's done in the past 20+ films, fanboys will throw a fit.
 
2012-11-09 07:20:33 PM

Jim_Callahan: It was basically "you think the new bond isn't bond enough and needs more callbacks? All right, how about we do a callback to literally every bond movie, and when we run out of those we're going to reference tropes straight from the books instead?"

I think it started out as a "fark you" to the people that had complained about it and ended up working surprisingly well, so they kept doing it. It did make the characters kind of inconsistent (Craig was channeling Bond from a different movie/book in basically every scene, there wasn't really a proper character arc as such) and the movie kind of busy with otherwise unexplained stuff appearing from nowhere, but overall just piling on the Bond tropes until the script started making the table creak actually resulted in a really fun action movie.

JokerMattly: They had the director on this morning. Seems his idea was not to make a bond movie, but to make a movie with James Bond in it.

That may explain why it is actually good.

If that's what he claimed, he's a damned liar, because it's precisely the opposite of what he did. The antagonist is a flamboyant depraved bisexual who giggles inappropriately and sets up overly elaborate deathtraps, for chrissake, and there are one-liners and bad girls going good (to subsequently die) all over the place. This was more thoroughly a bond movie than goldeneye in some ways. Ridiculous, but, again, ridiculous in a way that works quite well.


Armond, is that you?
 
2012-11-09 08:03:23 PM

digistil: robsul82: So farking excited to see this tonight.

You're going to love it.

/Hope you're Imaxing it


I did and I DID, hehehe. Awesome Bond film. Like someone else said, good thing to see Quantum of Solace was a fluke. Craig rules.
 
2012-11-09 08:05:04 PM
Bleah - you all clearly saw a different movie than I did. Twice. In the last 17 hours.

First half of the movie is fine -- it doesn't hold up well if you think about it. It's a fun escapist ride, full props for the visuals, but the plot line that everything is anchored to can't take the weight.

Second half of the movie is a wreck. Problem one is that the Xanatos Gambit is too damn contrived. Second is that Bond is moved into the role of a defensive piece, and as a character he *really* isn't suited to it.

Then the pathetic presentation of the denouement - just awful, awful writing. Ten years from now, people are going to think that this movie, rather than QoS, was the one that got wrecked by the writers strike.

Other objections: the movie they promised in the trailers looked really good. Too bad they shot this piece of crap instead.

Also, somebody should have noticed that the introduction of Whishaw was **much** better in the trailer than in the movie.

/ I really don't understand how modern film makers, who rely on CGI and so on, can be so dreadfully ignorant of computers and security.
// Bond 24 - Bond finds a clue by cracking the privacy settings on Big Bad's Facebook page
/// Bond 25 - Big Bad threatens to send the world into chaos by green lighting his own Fark headlines
 
2012-11-09 08:33:17 PM
Ebert is a moron...not expecting to be invigorated by an action/thriller.

sometimes I am not sure why he was ever relevant.
 
2012-11-09 08:46:05 PM

NeoCortex42: kroonermanblack: I'm curious, what's the big deal with 'spoilers' on a bond film? It's not like you're going to break any ground. He's going to shoot people, fark women, drink, and be a spy.

Have you seen Skyfall yet? I would say there definitely are a couple things that shouldn't be spoiled before seeing it.


Yes, there are definitely some spoilers that need to stay hidden.
 
2012-11-09 09:05:36 PM

GreenAdder: We're not at 23 Bond flicks, but I can't get "Galaxy Quest 2."

There's no farking justice.


THIS!

I LOVE Galaxy Quest.
 
2012-11-09 09:05:41 PM

mjohnson71: NeoCortex42: kroonermanblack: I'm curious, what's the big deal with 'spoilers' on a bond film? It's not like you're going to break any ground. He's going to shoot people, fark women, drink, and be a spy.

Have you seen Skyfall yet? I would say there definitely are a couple things that shouldn't be spoiled before seeing it.

Yes, there are definitely some spoilers that need to stay hidden.


Maybe I'm just unusual then. I don't really care about spoilers in general. They aren't. The emotional impact of a moment isn't suddenly rendered void because I knew it was coming. And if it is, it was a shiatty moment akin to a pop-out-of-closet scare.
 
2012-11-09 09:31:30 PM
Best Bond movie ever. Loved it.
 
2012-11-09 09:41:01 PM

downtownkid: Best Bond movie ever.


It was very, very good... but let's not get too crazy now.
 
2012-11-09 09:44:10 PM

Bubblegum Tate: downtownkid: Best Bond movie ever.

It was very, very good... but let's not get too crazy now.


Which do you prefer?

BTW, it was beautifully photographed. Noticed in the opening credits that Roger Deakins shot it. He's an incredibly talented cameraman, most known for his work with the Coen brothers.
 
2012-11-09 10:29:47 PM

downtownkid: Bubblegum Tate: downtownkid: Best Bond movie ever.

It was very, very good... but let's not get too crazy now.

Which do you prefer?

BTW, it was beautifully photographed. Noticed in the opening credits that Roger Deakins shot it. He's an incredibly talented cameraman, most known for his work with the Coen brothers.


I'm quite partial to From Russia with Love.

Skyfall's surely among the better ones. But let's just wait a few years once the new car smell has worn off before we start calling Skyfall the best ever
 
2012-11-09 10:35:15 PM

Bubblegum Tate: downtownkid: Bubblegum Tate: downtownkid: Best Bond movie ever.

It was very, very good... but let's not get too crazy now.

Which do you prefer?

BTW, it was beautifully photographed. Noticed in the opening credits that Roger Deakins shot it. He's an incredibly talented cameraman, most known for his work with the Coen brothers.

I'm quite partial to From Russia with Love.

Skyfall's surely among the better ones. But let's just wait a few years once the new car smell has worn off before we start calling Skyfall the best ever


Just saw the film. It was good, but I definitely feel that Casino Royale was better. But then, I'm one of those freaks who actually liked Quantum of Solace.
 
2012-11-09 10:37:42 PM

Bubblegum Tate: downtownkid: Bubblegum Tate: downtownkid: Best Bond movie ever.

It was very, very good... but let's not get too crazy now.

Which do you prefer?

BTW, it was beautifully photographed. Noticed in the opening credits that Roger Deakins shot it. He's an incredibly talented cameraman, most known for his work with the Coen brothers.

I'm quite partial to From Russia with Love.

Skyfall's surely among the better ones. But let's just wait a few years once the new car smell has worn off before we start calling Skyfall the best ever


Agreed. But it's easily in the top 5.
 
2012-11-09 10:44:22 PM
I'm not a huge Bond fan, but this thing is getting rave reviews and I love Javier Bardem. I'll see it for sure.
 
2012-11-09 10:50:28 PM

Bslasch: I liked that the scope was not a mega villain and was more personal in nature, liked the action sequences, loved seeing the DB5 trotted out for a gallop.


I also liked that the technology I saw in the movie seemed plausable, unlike so many previous Bond films.

/ minor nit, I know.
 
2012-11-09 11:18:28 PM
The wife and I just got back from watching it in IMAX. I'm a pretty big Bond fan, having read all of the original Ian Fleming books plus John Gardner and others and re-reading Carte Blanche now. I pre-ordered the Blu-Ray collection. Until Craig, I argued that Dalton was the most accurate Bond as he appeared in the books. I can go on and on about the literary and cinematic versions and maybe even sound intelligent about it.

This movie was great. I need to let it sink in and probably see it a few more times, but we could be talking Goldfinger levels here. Characters were great, plot was very well put together, cinematography was very good (quit it with the hand-cam tho). I'm very impressed and very happy.
 
2012-11-09 11:34:51 PM
Just got back. It is far, far better than QOS (low bar, I know) but also better than Casino Royale. Best Bond ever? In some (maybe even many) ways, yes.

Bardem is easily one of the best villains ever. Impossible to argue that.
 
2012-11-09 11:57:22 PM

John Buck 41: Just got back. It is far, far better than QOS (low bar, I know) but also better than Casino Royale. Best Bond ever? In some (maybe even many) ways, yes.

Bardem is easily one of the best villains ever. Impossible to argue that.


Best villain. Best cinematography. Best supporting performances. For my money Craig is the best Bond. Not the best action sequences or best Bond women, but pretty damn good in both cases. Locations were excellent. Expanded Bonds backstory while remaining true to the Bond bible, and paid homage to the canon.
 
2012-11-10 12:28:04 AM

downtownkid: John Buck 41: Just got back. It is far, far better than QOS (low bar, I know) but also better than Casino Royale. Best Bond ever? In some (maybe even many) ways, yes.

Bardem is easily one of the best villains ever. Impossible to argue that.

Best villain. Best cinematography. Best supporting performances. For my money Craig is the best Bond. Not the best action sequences or best Bond women, but pretty damn good in both cases. Locations were excellent. Expanded Bonds backstory while remaining true to the Bond bible, and paid homage to the canon.


Yeah, neither got my motor running all that high, but that's never been my biggest factor in how good I like a Bond movie.

I loved it. After what happened Tuesday night and working all day today, enjoying one of my favorite movie series while sitting between my wife and my stepson, (both of whom I've turned on to Bond) this is just what I needed.
 
2012-11-10 12:54:45 AM
Just saw it tonight. Good flick. MI3 was 10x better.
 
2012-11-10 01:04:39 AM
*Minor spoilers ahead, in a way, kinda, sorta*

I loved it. Great action sequences that were well-crafted and, get this, actually felt like they were born from the story, rather than action for action's sake. I especially dug the bike chase over the roofs. I have no idea how much of that was CG, but all I could think of at the moment was Steve McQueen in "Great Escape". That was really fun to watch.

I thought the nods and callbacks to previous movies were pulled off with just the right balance of sincerity and tongue-in-cheek. The audience I saw it with gave a huge laugh and round of applause when the old Aston Martin showed up, and I found myself grinning like a loony when the classic Bond theme fired up a few seconds later.

Javier Bardem was delightfully unhinged, but still felt menacing enough to not be a complete cartoon character.

Just one question: Someone near me coughed when Bond delivered his final line to Silva at the end. What did Bond say? It was completely unintelligible to me.
 
2012-11-10 01:45:22 AM

Sandor at the Zoo: *Minor spoilers ahead, in a way, kinda, sorta*

I loved it. Great action sequences that were well-crafted and, get this, actually felt like they were born from the story, rather than action for action's sake. I especially dug the bike chase over the roofs. I have no idea how much of that was CG, but all I could think of at the moment was Steve McQueen in "Great Escape". That was really fun to watch.

I thought the nods and callbacks to previous movies were pulled off with just the right balance of sincerity and tongue-in-cheek. The audience I saw it with gave a huge laugh and round of applause when the old Aston Martin showed up, and I found myself grinning like a loony when the classic Bond theme fired up a few seconds later.

Javier Bardem was delightfully unhinged, but still felt menacing enough to not be a complete cartoon character.

Just one question: Someone near me coughed when Bond delivered his final line to Silva at the end. What did Bond say? It was completely unintelligible to me.


Last rat standing.
 
2012-11-10 03:01:35 AM

skinink: I think I might be one of the few people who liked Quantum of Solace. At least it was more enjoyable than some of the Roger Moore films.


I saw Skyfall today, left work early to see the 2:00 showing. May I say that it was one of the better ideas to do so. AMAZING movie.

Not only was it awesome, but the fact that it closed out and tied together CR and QoS was incredible. I liked QoS, and I didn't even think they could tie the story in. They did.

My GF went with me, and when it was over I asked her what she thought. She likes Craig as Bond, but she's not a "Bond" fanatic like I am. She thought it was "pretty good". I wanted to drop her where she stood.

I will see this one at least 2 more times.

Simply great.
 
2012-11-10 03:13:40 AM

raidersofthelostfark: Bleah - you all clearly saw a different movie than I did. Twice. In the last 17 hours.

First half of the movie is fine -- it doesn't hold up well if you think about it. It's a fun escapist ride, full props for the visuals, but the plot line that everything is anchored to can't take the weight.

Second half of the movie is a wreck. Problem one is that the Xanatos Gambit is too damn contrived. Second is that Bond is moved into the role of a defensive piece, and as a character he *really* isn't suited to it.

Then the pathetic presentation of the denouement - just awful, awful writing. Ten years from now, people are going to think that this movie, rather than QoS, was the one that got wrecked by the writers strike.

Other objections: the movie they promised in the trailers looked really good. Too bad they shot this piece of crap instead.

Also, somebody should have noticed that the introduction of Whishaw was **much** better in the trailer than in the movie.

/ I really don't understand how modern film makers, who rely on CGI and so on, can be so dreadfully ignorant of computers and security.
// Bond 24 - Bond finds a clue by cracking the privacy settings on Big Bad's Facebook page
/// Bond 25 - Big Bad threatens to send the world into chaos by green lighting his own Fark headlines


You are a bloody moron. A really, really big idiot.

I'm going to give you a 2/10. Just in case you're trolling, but I think you just banged too many fat melodramatic chicks during drama class in High School.
 
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