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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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2012-11-10 03:26:10 AM  
*Spoilers ahead*

Larry Mahnken: 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.


Thank you, sir. In context, that's an awesome line.
 
2012-11-10 05:24:17 AM  

Mulchpuppy: Yes, we know Ebert had thyroid cancer. We also know about the whole jaw thing. Unless you've got a new punchline, skip the hack jokes about it.


I can't masticate to that.
 
2012-11-10 06:45:59 AM  
Stop getting Bond wrong!
 
2012-11-10 08:49:42 AM  

Larry Mahnken: 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.


I thought Silva said tha?
 
2012-11-10 10:33:47 AM  
BTW: this is one of those movies where it's well worth it to see it on the big screen. The cinematography is just that beautiful.
 
2012-11-10 10:53:22 AM  
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2012-11-10 11:11:09 AM  

mjohnson71: BTW: this is one of those movies where it's well worth it to see it on the big screen. The cinematography is just that beautiful.


Completely agree. The movie was flawless on this aspect. My husband and I don't have babysitters, so I sent him first to see it and I went in the afternoon. Honestly, the first half was beautiful...but the second half in Scotland was my favorite. Huge shots of the landscape, no one around, just them. Very uncomplicated. Seemed like a much more masculine, raw fight than if they were in a city or something.
 
2012-11-10 02:41:58 PM  
Wake me up when we get a real Bond.
 
2012-11-10 03:41:26 PM  

Second Try: Wake me up when we get a real Bond.


Give us your definition of a 'real Bond' so we can help you awaken when the time comes.
 
2012-11-10 05:35:13 PM  
Am I the only one who was distracted by the blatant Dark Knight/TDKR references? I mean Fark, there's even a shot of Bond standing on a rooftop with a long tailed trench coat on blowing in the wind as he overlooks the city, just like in The Dark Knight.
 
2012-11-10 05:42:13 PM  

captainmaxthedestroyer: Am I the only one who was distracted by the blatant Dark Knight/TDKR references? I mean Fark, there's even a shot of Bond standing on a rooftop with a long tailed trench coat on blowing in the wind as he overlooks the city, just like in The Dark Knight.


Because that shot had never been used before in a movie before The Dark Knight?
 
2012-11-10 06:07:09 PM  

NeoCortex42: captainmaxthedestroyer: Am I the only one who was distracted by the blatant Dark Knight/TDKR references? I mean Fark, there's even a shot of Bond standing on a rooftop with a long tailed trench coat on blowing in the wind as he overlooks the city, just like in The Dark Knight.

Because that shot had never been used before in a movie before The Dark Knight?


Absolutely not with the same framing, color tone and freakin' score.


SPOILER



But if that's not enough, there's always the bullet fragment analysis, Bardeim telling the story how he got turned into TwoFace (Joker - wanna know how I got these scars?), Bardeim dressing up as a cop (Joker dresses up as a nurse).

I could go on if you want me to.
 
2012-11-10 06:39:44 PM  

captainmaxthedestroyer: NeoCortex42: captainmaxthedestroyer: Am I the only one who was distracted by the blatant Dark Knight/TDKR references? I mean Fark, there's even a shot of Bond standing on a rooftop with a long tailed trench coat on blowing in the wind as he overlooks the city, just like in The Dark Knight.

Because that shot had never been used before in a movie before The Dark Knight?

Absolutely not with the same framing, color tone and freakin' score.


SPOILER


But if that's not enough, there's always the bullet fragment analysis, Bardeim telling the story how he got turned into TwoFace (Joker - wanna know how I got these scars?), Bardeim dressing up as a cop (Joker dresses up as a nurse).

I could go on if you want me to.


No need, we're laughing hard enough already.
 
2012-11-10 07:35:16 PM  

captainmaxthedestroyer: NeoCortex42: captainmaxthedestroyer: Am I the only one who was distracted by the blatant Dark Knight/TDKR references? I mean Fark, there's even a shot of Bond standing on a rooftop with a long tailed trench coat on blowing in the wind as he overlooks the city, just like in The Dark Knight.

Because that shot had never been used before in a movie before The Dark Knight?

Absolutely not with the same framing, color tone and freakin' score.


SPOILER


But if that's not enough, there's always the bullet fragment analysis, Bardeim telling the story how he got turned into TwoFace (Joker - wanna know how I got these scars?), Bardeim dressing up as a cop (Joker dresses up as a nurse).

I could go on if you want me to.


Go ahead, it's your dime and time. I don't know where you're going with this but you'll never convince me that particular Batman movie (or any other) is the equal of Skyfall.

Oh, and it's Bardem. How would you like it if I wrote Leddger?
 
2012-11-11 02:45:04 PM  
A good way to avoid spoilers about a movie you haven't seen yet is to not read FARK threads about that movie. It's not foolproof of course, since someone in some other unrelated thread might ruin it for you by unexpectedly posting some spoileriffic thing like, Skyfall was the name of the Scottish estate where Bond lived as a kid, but it's a good start.
 
2012-11-11 03:06:07 PM  

Clockwork Kumquat: A good way to avoid spoilers about a movie you haven't seen yet is to not read FARK threads about that movie. It's not foolproof of course, since someone in some other unrelated thread might ruin it for you by unexpectedly posting some spoileriffic thing like, Skyfall was the name of the Scottish estate where Bond lived as a kid, but it's a good start.


Nicely done.
 
2012-11-12 10:32:55 AM  
The first shot of Scotland nearly had me yell out in the theater.

It was on a little one-lane road leading to a village named St. Etieve.

My wife and I drove on that road on our honeymoon, just to see the landscape.
 
2012-11-12 04:50:39 PM  

JeffKochosky: The first shot of Scotland nearly had me yell out in the theater.

It was on a little one-lane road leading to a village named St. Etieve.

My wife and I drove on that road on our honeymoon, just to see the landscape.


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