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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 23
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2012-11-09 02:12:31 PM
2 votes:
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.
2012-11-09 01:43:08 PM
2 votes:
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.
2012-11-09 01:39:09 PM
2 votes:
FTFA: The movie's innovations begin in its first shots, which abandon the familiar stalking silhouettes in the iris lens

Um, that's the rifled barrel of a gun, not an "iris lens"
2012-11-09 12:42:38 PM
2 votes:
We're not at 23 Bond flicks, but I can't get "Galaxy Quest 2."

There's no farking justice.
2012-11-09 04:25:33 PM
1 votes:
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 03:54:14 PM
1 votes:

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 02:18:28 PM
1 votes:

robsul82: So farking excited to see this tonight.


You're going to love it.

/Hope you're Imaxing it
2012-11-09 02:16:43 PM
1 votes:

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

He does drink a Heineken at one point early on but he returns to the classic Shaken martini halfway through.


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.
2012-11-09 02:16:32 PM
1 votes:

Suede head: I see viral marketing has spread to Fark. How much did they pay you, Drew?


perhaps the "entertainment" tab may not be your cup of tea....


LesserEvil: FTFA: The movie's innovations begin in its first shots, which abandon the familiar stalking silhouettes in the iris lens

Um, that's the rifled barrel of a gun, not an "iris lens"


oh sure, smart guy, next thing you know you will be telling us there is a difference between a magazine and a clip.

/don't hurt me
2012-11-09 02:14:34 PM
1 votes:

jaybeezey: because F U, that's why!

\not really angry
\\would never watch female bond movie
\\\has watched james dong in 0069.


Yeah, well, I had the thunderball board game in '69
It's still at my mom's house.

WHY U NO MAKE BLACK BOND YET?
2012-11-09 02:01:05 PM
1 votes:
Y U NO Make Female Bond yet?
2012-11-09 01:58:28 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-11-09 01:39:57 PM
1 votes:
So farking excited to see this tonight.
2012-11-09 01:33:17 PM
1 votes:

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

There's no farking justice.


Sorry, but everyone other than Tim Allen has better shiat to do right now... including the target audience.
2012-11-09 01:32:56 PM
1 votes:

Strategeryz0r:
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.


Same thing on NPR one morning. Shaking it agitates it, which melts more ice, which dilutes the alcohol content.
2012-11-09 01:27:27 PM
1 votes:

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

He does drink a Heineken at one point early on but he returns to the classic Shaken martini halfway through.

Oh good. I thought they had ruined the character in the name of product placement.


He pretty much drank everything under the sun, so no worries.
2012-11-09 12:45:31 PM
1 votes:

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

He does drink a Heineken at one point early on but he returns to the classic Shaken martini halfway through.


Oh good. I thought they had ruined the character in the name of product placement.
2012-11-09 12:42:43 PM
1 votes:
I will be seeing this tonight. I'm hoping it lives up to the hype.
2012-11-09 12:41:05 PM
1 votes:

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


He does drink a Heineken at one point early on but he returns to the classic Shaken martini halfway through.
2012-11-09 12:41:03 PM
1 votes:

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

What beer situation?


Bond drinks a beer instead of a martini.
2012-11-09 12:29:47 PM
1 votes:
I do like Daniel Craig as Bond.
2012-11-09 12:29:24 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-11-09 12:27:41 PM
1 votes:
God, killing me that I have to wait until Sunday to see it.
 
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