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(Deadline)   Skyfall has become the #2 film of all time in the UK, and is poised to become #1 in short order   ( divider line
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1524 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 14 Nov 2012 at 5:13 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-14 06:45:28 PM  
2 votes:

Stratohead: leaving the guard lying in the lobby like opens up the chance someone could walk in and go "HEY DEAD GUARD! I SHOULD MAYBE CALL THE COPS!" while the assassin is still in the building.

He hid the corpse that was visible from the street. Once inside the building, who is he hiding the body from?

Hoboclown: Not sure how he escaped though, I'll give you that.

Why does it matter? It's not relevant to the story that Silva is telling about why he hates M.

Lunchlady: Ok, then answer why he even killed that guy in the first place? There is literally zero explanation except the fact that Bond meets the lady. Who then dies 20 minutes later never quite explaining how or why she knew Barden.

Again, why does it matter? It's not relevant to the story at all. And since we know nothing of the circumstances around who the victim was or why they were killing him, quibbling over the method used to assassinate him makes no sense.

These aren't plot holes. There is nothing self-contradictory, and nothing missing that would significantly add to the story.

Q being an alleged computer super-genius and then plugging the super-hacker's laptop into his own network would be a far, far better example.
2012-11-14 05:38:00 PM  
2 votes:

DjangoStonereaver: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: As a guy who let out a big meh for the first Craig movie, is this one worth seeing? Never saw the other one.

This one is better than CASINO ROYALE.

Word to that.

Keep in mind, I really dug Casino Royale.

My issues with Quantum of Solace - of which there are many - have nothing to do with Craig.

Skyfall delivers the goods, and THEN some.
2012-11-14 05:38:00 PM  
2 votes:
Javier was a pretty damn good villain, he's got sinister down. Spoilers* Even when he kinda got gay with Bond. It might be that when ever I see him I only think about No Country for Old Men and how ruthless he was in that.
2012-11-14 05:35:55 PM  
2 votes:

ShawnDoc: What about the plot? I've been hearing its ridiculously bad.

The plot was fine. Some people just can't suspend their disbelief and love to nitpick.
2012-11-15 01:23:43 AM  
1 vote:
It was different but I liked it.

As for "plot holes", I'm not sure some of you know what that means. It doesn't mean any area where you find the story could be better, it means huge gaping unintended "wait how the hell did that happen?" moments. Complete breaks of logic or massive unexplained advances in the story.


The only bits I groaned a bit to myself over was some of the "hacking" stuff and the depleted uranium pistol ammo. And neither of those were too bad.

Depleted uranium is typically used for maximum penetration in cases of armor or if your target is behind one or more objects of impact for the projectile. It's very very dense meaning it can punch through to your desired target.

If it was DU it wouldn't have fractured like a jacketed round does, which is what those slivers looked like that Bond was pulling from his shoulder. If Bond pulled anything out it should have been a hunk of metal... this is ignoring that since he wasn't wearing armor a DU round would have punched clean through him.

The Aston bit and the last introduction of the movie seemed a bit too convenient and intentional. But on top of just making a new bond movie they wanted to set up a new cast theme for the next ones AND have a couple of 50th anniversary hat tips in the movie.

I also feel like some of the parts of the story were rushed. Both the entire thing in Taiwan or wherever they were and the time on the abandoned island, these locations seemed rushed. As soon as we find out why we are there we are on to the next stop.

Overall, good flick. Very cool that they went with a disgruntled ex-employee revenge thing instead of a "HUGE MEGAPLOT TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD WITH SCIENCE!"
2012-11-14 08:39:15 PM  
1 vote:
For what it's worth, "I didn't understand X" or, "X is silly," does not mean "X" is a plot hole. A lot of Farkers confuse that in a multitude of movies.
2012-11-14 07:21:17 PM  
1 vote:
What the fark is wrong with you people?
2012-11-14 06:06:20 PM  
1 vote:


he worked for M in Hong Kong...went rouge , got caught (by whom? The Chinese? we are never told)

He didn't go rogue before he was caught, he was still an agent and M opted to trade his life for others. Does it matter who caught him? He's not pissed at the people who caught him, he's pissed at the person who sent him there.

he is tortured "for weeks" prior to FINALLY deciding hey...Poison Tooth...he attempts to use it, it doesn't work... so he ends up disfigured in a way that is very conveniently easy to disguise...why? that entire thing was just kind of thrown on there to what end? It's hardly thought out... then no explanation and more than 10 years later he comes back for revenge against M?
If he was captured and being tortured for weeks, THEN attempts a failed suicide that removed bone from his skull... then what happened? how did he escape? Did his captors help him with the Hydrogen Cyanide damage or what? Makes no damn sense.

If he believed that MI6 would attempt to save him, why would he eat the cyanide right away? He waits for weeks under torture before he finally gives in and the cyanide she gave him not only fails to work but tortures him worse and leaves him permanently disfigured. All of this is why he wants he's willing to go to such lengths to get back at M. Makes sense to me. Not sure how he escaped though, I'll give you that.

and of course all that unexplained horses shiat in Shanghai... fly someone in...kill a guard...leave the body where its easily found, use a super expensive specialized machine to cut a hole in glass...use a custom made weapon to shoot a guy looking at a painting... as opposed to just stabbing him with an ice pick, or choking the farker spend tens of thousands of dollars to make the crime THAT much easier to detect and trace... stupid and pointless.

How is sniping someone from another building easier to detect than walking up to someone and stabbing them with an ice pick? Why would the assassin care if someone finds a dead guard after he's already left the area?

This is nit-picky stuff.
2012-11-14 06:04:20 PM  
1 vote:
if that movie were any better, it'd have two huge tits and a role on Community.
2012-11-14 05:58:14 PM  
1 vote:
I don't know how anyone could call this film "good". It makes me very sad.
2012-11-14 02:58:19 PM  
1 vote:
This one is different than many/most of the other Bond films. It has everything you want - chases, explosions, gun fights, gadgets, etc. But it's got this weird introspection thing going that I'm not used to in my Bond movies. It gave it an extra je ne sais quoi that made it fairly spectacular.

Short version: They tried something new and daring, and they made it work. It was cool.
2012-11-14 02:23:04 PM  
1 vote:
As a guy who let out a big meh for the first Craig movie, is this one worth seeing? Never saw the other one.
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