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(Digital Spy)   Despite a frightening lack of Pierce Brosnan, Skyfall becomes the first James Bond film to hit $1 billion   (digitalspy.com) divider line 114
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2012-12-31 02:37:58 PM
I liked Quantum of Solace. I can't say that I hate Skyfall, but, I found it draggy and predictable. I found the reasoning for the Skyfall name stupid and lame, the villain laughable and overacted by Javier, and overall it played like a made for t.v. episode of The Avengers (60's television show with Patrick Mcnee). Overall, it's meh. Save your cash if you haven't seen it. The hype is mightier than the story.
 
2012-12-31 02:52:09 PM
I liked Skyfall, but thought Casino Royale was better. I also enjoyed Quantum of Solace, but what's the deal with Quantum and Mr. White? Do they just get away?
 
2012-12-31 02:57:01 PM

indarwinsshadow: I liked Quantum of Solace. I can't say that I hate Skyfall, but, I found it draggy and predictable. I found the reasoning for the Skyfall name stupid and lame, the villain laughable and overacted by Javier, and overall it played like a made for t.v. episode of The Avengers (60's television show with Patrick Mcnee). Overall, it's meh. Save your cash if you haven't seen it. The hype is mightier than the story.


you see this? this guy gets it.

Bardem didn't play the character as threatening, maniacal, creepy, or psychotic. I don't know what Bardem was trying to do, but all he ended up doing was channeling Stuart Smalley.

this was supposed to be a Bond antagonist?

his scenes were laughable. his plan was idiotic. and it wasn't idiotic because he was crazy, it was idiotic because the screenwriters failed.

a good villain from a recent film was Guy Pearce in Lawless. he sold the creepy, driven, unhinged antagonist, without chewing up the scenery or reaching beyond his role.
 
2012-12-31 03:16:49 PM

chewielouie: I liked Skyfall, but thought Casino Royale was better. I also enjoyed Quantum of Solace, but what's the deal with Quantum and Mr. White? Do they just get away?


They never resolve what happened to the entirety of Quantum, which is just as well, since we'll probably never see SPECTRE in any future films.

As for Mr. White, he's still out there.
 
2012-12-31 06:19:03 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: chewielouie: I liked Skyfall, but thought Casino Royale was better. I also enjoyed Quantum of Solace, but what's the deal with Quantum and Mr. White? Do they just get away?

They never resolve what happened to the entirety of Quantum, which is just as well, since we'll probably never see SPECTRE in any future films.

As for Mr. White, he's still out there.


Indeed he is. And as the most intriguing Bond adversary from the Casino Royale/Quantum Solace missions, it would be a shame if the producers opt to do away with him entirely.


On a side note, all the OHMSS talk-specifically, your mention of that conclusion-led to my re-watching it. This will rile up the anti-OHMSS brigade but fark it, I don't care:

www.top10films.co.uk
fandomania.com
iansadler.files.wordpress.com

/Damn, I love this flick.
 
2012-12-31 07:17:11 PM

Apos: Indeed he is. And as the most intriguing Bond adversary from the Casino Royale/Quantum Solace missions, it would be a shame if the producers opt to do away with him entirely.


Oh, definitely.

He had THE best line in Quantum of Solace: "Well, Tosca isn't for everyone."


Apos: On a side note, all the OHMSS talk-specifically, your mention of that conclusion-led to my re-watching it. This will rile up the anti-OHMSS brigade but fark it, I don't care:


Apos: /Damn, I love this flick.


Hey, funk the haters, man. Funk 'em. All day, erry day.

I should get around to rewatching OHMSS, too.

I still maintain that that was the best ending to a Bond movie yet (I don't mean that against Tracy, not at all). It was just so disturbing and powerful. The franchise has yet to duplicate an ending like that.
 
2012-12-31 07:47:16 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Apos: Indeed he is. And as the most intriguing Bond adversary from the Casino Royale/Quantum Solace missions, it would be a shame if the producers opt to do away with him entirely.

Oh, definitely.

He had THE best line in Quantum of Solace: "Well, Tosca isn't for everyone."

Yes, he did.


Apos: On a side note, all the OHMSS talk-specifically, your mention of that conclusion-led to my re-watching it. This will rile up the anti-OHMSS brigade but fark it, I don't care:

Apos: /Damn, I love this flick.

Hey, funk the haters, man. Funk 'em. All day, erry day.

My sentiments exactly.

I should get around to rewatching OHMSS, too.

I still maintain that that was the best ending to a Bond movie yet (I don't mean that against Tracy, not at all). It was just so disturbing and powerful. The franchise has yet to duplicate an ending like that.


THIS100.
 
2012-12-31 08:00:27 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: John Buck 41: Just so happens I threw FYEO in the dvd player last night. Didn't quite finish it, though.

Carole Bouquet, who plays Bond girl Melina in FYEO, might be one of the absolute best Bond girls of the series.

She rocked that crossbow.


Its between her, Jane Seymour, and the red head from diamonds are forever for the 3 hottest in my opinion.
 
2012-12-31 11:24:55 PM

Apos: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: chewielouie: I liked Skyfall, but thought Casino Royale was better. I also enjoyed Quantum of Solace, but what's the deal with Quantum and Mr. White? Do they just get away?

They never resolve what happened to the entirety of Quantum, which is just as well, since we'll probably never see SPECTRE in any future films.

As for Mr. White, he's still out there.

Indeed he is. And as the most intriguing Bond adversary from the Casino Royale/Quantum Solace missions, it would be a shame if the producers opt to do away with him entirely.


On a side note, all the OHMSS talk-specifically, your mention of that conclusion-led to my re-watching it. This will rile up the anti-OHMSS brigade but fark it, I don't care:

[www.top10films.co.uk image 550x349]
[fandomania.com image 305x253]
[iansadler.files.wordpress.com image 506x316]

/Damn, I love this flick.


I just can't into OHMSS. Lazenby is horrible. He may be a good actor; I don't know, but he's not Bond.. Plus sloppy plot/editing/direction...it's all a mess.
 
2012-12-31 11:35:29 PM

Oldiron_79: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: John Buck 41: Just so happens I threw FYEO in the dvd player last night. Didn't quite finish it, though.

Carole Bouquet, who plays Bond girl Melina in FYEO, might be one of the absolute best Bond girls of the series.

She rocked that crossbow.

Its between her, Jane Seymour, and the red head from diamonds are forever for the 3 hottest in my opinion.


Jill St. John. Thought she was dead.

The Bond girl list is definitely lacking redheads btw.

Things I'd like to see: a Bond movie Middle East crisis flick with him partnering/going against the Mossad, and have the Bond girl be a redhead Mossad agent. Extra points if she can be kick-ass AND fiery in attitude.
 
2013-01-01 10:47:36 AM

Mugato: MayoSlather: I thought Brosnan was a better Bond, but cursed with inferior scripts.

Well GoldenEye was maybe my favorite but Die Another Day was terrible. I still don't know WTF that movie was even about. Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough were okay. The World is Not Enough had the best opening song, IMO. Shirley Manson, ftw.


Best bond theme ever. Also want to echo that sky fall makes much less sense than usual for convoluted villain schemes. A guy spends eight years getting revenge, culminating with him walking into a room and shooting at people clumsily? Keeping in mind this scheme involved total control of the subways and predicated on mi-6 relocating to a bomb shelter and hey wait how did the villain overcome the two guards to his lecter cell unarmed?
 
2013-01-01 10:52:24 AM

Someothermonkey: Not a big fan of Skyfall, and I say that as someone who actually liked Quantum of Solace.

It was the plotholes that did it for me; it still makes absolutely no sense as to why Bond would actually take M with him to Skyfall, instead of say, leaving her somewhere else, anywhere else really, while still setting up the trap.

Then there were the small things, like Bond acting perfectly fine after falling into a frozen lake, not taking out the bullet fragments until after the fitness tests, the cheesiness of the villain, etc.

It could have been a lot better in my opinion.


And whatever happened to the macguffin? Did they recover the hard drive data with all the spy names or not? Were copies made? Who knows but at least Bond saved M from death at the hands of a weirdo.
 
2013-01-02 07:56:02 AM

born_yesterday: Man, did I spank it to Barbara Carrerra.


So many dead kittens. The horror.... the horror....
 
2013-01-02 12:46:37 PM

CarnySaur: There were definitely some gaping plot holes in Skyfall, like in the beginning when Bond gets shot and goes over the waterfall, then some giant cartoon lady picks him up with her fingers. They never mention the giant cartoon lady again. What's up with that?


I am embarrassed to state that my date was convinced that Bond was rescued from the water by the chick that we see him shacking up with on the island.
She doesn't "get" Bond opening sequences, apparently.
 
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