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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 14
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2012-12-30 09:56:46 PM
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: lilistonic: Dalton kind of got ripped off.

That's ALL I'm saying. Thank you.


This.  The Living Daylights wasn't the best Bond film, but it wasn't terrible.  License to Kill, on the other hand, was Miami Vice with a British accent. My personal favorite, and don't get me wrong, I like Connery and Craig, would be  For Your Eyes Only, because it was the original down to Earth Bond film.

As for  Skyfall, I enjoyed it. Watching a Bond film requires suspension of disbelief. Despite what the film said, there is no way that James Bond was born and raised in Scotland. Of Scottish descent, sure. Highland Scottish? No. My other complaint is... well, it'd be too big of a spoiler to specify.
2012-12-31 10:44:44 AM
1 votes:
The new Bond movies need more evil villains with secret underground lairs. YOLT has an army of ninjas! How can you top that? Except maybe the catfight in FRWL.

I still need to see Skyfall.
2012-12-31 01:44:19 AM
1 votes:

calbert: Skyfall was great while you were watching it. Once it's over and you start thinking about it, it doesn't hold up. And then you get mad that you were tricked into thinking that it was good.

it was enjoyable to watch.

it wasn't a good movie and it definitely wasn't a good James Bond movie.


Um... that's what all James Bond movies are like, man. Except I'm not sure why you'd be angry or assume the movies would be good in the story composition sense in the first place. None of the good ones has had a storyline that makes a single goddamned whit of sense when you think about it, because for the most part the actual, realistic motives of large-scale criminals are boring and contaminating all the gold in fort Knox is much more entertaining to watch than some sane but lame bullshiat like obtaining majority control of an area's water rights without even actually doing anything technically illegal.
2012-12-30 09:52:02 PM
1 votes:
Quantum of Solace is the best Craig film. I don't understand the hate. There is one scene at the beginning where Bond kills the double agent that is a bit too choppy with fast cuts but that is a minor flaw. The plot, pacing and portrayal of Bond are spot on. He is hardened after being duped by Vesper and is mostly cold towards his work, although he does illicit some compassion when Fields gets killed.

The casting of Greene was probably a bit off due to the physical similarity between him and Le Chiffre but again very minor.


Casino Royale is let down by a poor ending, the whole last action sequence in Venice is so contrived it was like Pirates of the Caribbean. The poker is quite unrealistic as well and we miss the important poker action where Bond becomes chip leader and has 59% of the chips going into the final hand.


Skyfall is just riddled with plot holes and things that lead nowhere. The whole bit with the Chinese sex slave in the casino/boat is very creepy and has no pay off. She gets killed but I don't think there was any attachment. The whole after Bardem got captured felt like 24, and that is not a compliment.
2012-12-30 09:23:27 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-12-30 08:37:24 PM
1 votes:

lilistonic: Gig103: I like both Brosnan and Craig as James Bond. But apparently that isn't allowed, we're only supposed to like a single version of a character.

To me they are like the Doctor.


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2012-12-30 08:35:07 PM
1 votes:
Read the Bond books, Dalton and Craig are Bond as Bond is meant to be.

Watch Cannon Ball run, Moore came off as the pussy pacifist as he is in real life.

Bond is rough and tumble country come to town.
2012-12-30 07:59:25 PM
1 votes:
Pointless stat. Music is ranked on units sold, as well as books, cars, ad nauseum. And you can stick your 'adjusted for inflation' bullshiat where it belongs. In your ass.

How. Many. Tickets. Were. Sold? Period. That's all I need to know or care about knowing.
2012-12-30 07:43:54 PM
1 votes:

Gig103: I like both Brosnan and Craig as James Bond. But apparently that isn't allowed, we're only supposed to like a single version of a character.


To me they are like the Doctor. And I've been seeing them new since _Diamonds Are Forever._ Each Bond is Bond, in his own way. Some of the stories are better than others. Dalton kind of got ripped off.

I think the Craig ones are so good for now, and that's part of what's groovy about them. They each fit their era, and he's right for this one.
2012-12-30 07:31:24 PM
1 votes:
Big fan of the new dimensions that Daniel Craig brings to Bond, really liked the first two but Skyfall was pretty weak. He got M killed. It was totally his fault but with no apparent consequences.
2012-12-30 07:25:26 PM
1 votes:
why dont people like quantum? i preferred it to skyfall

spoilers:

1. i dont care about bonds childhood. boo hoo, youre an orphan. it doesnt make you any more interesting a character
2. i dont need to see bond go on a bender cause boo hoo mi6 abandoned me
3. i dont need to see bond play castle defense. youre a super spy. youre supposed to infiltrate secret lairs, not turtle up in an abandoned home. it was better done in la confidential anyways
4. i dont need to see bond cry

wtf happened to quantum anyways? the way the first 2 films set up this nefarious global organization was great

sad to see judi dench go, but they found a good replacement in ralph fiennes.
2012-12-30 06:41:02 PM
1 votes:

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.

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2012-12-30 06:18:02 PM
1 votes:
Skyfall was great while you were watching it. Once it's over and you start thinking about it, it doesn't hold up. And then you get mad that you were tricked into thinking that it was good.

it was enjoyable to watch.

it wasn't a good movie and it definitely wasn't a good James Bond movie.

and for everyone who biatched that Michael Caine's foreshadowing in TDKR giving away the ending, the opening title sequence of Skyfall, which was visually awesome, gives away the whole movie. and Adele's song was painfully droning. It wasn't 'mesmerizing' or 'haunting', it was painful.

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2012-12-30 06:03:21 PM
1 votes:

Apos: Trolltastic headline if I ever saw one. Craig is at least twice the Bond that Brosnan ever was, even with the misstep that was Quantum Solace. Get over it, subby.


That's mathematically provable, even: Craig has had two good bond movies so far. Brosnan only had one.

Rotten Tomatoes ranking of James Bond films:

Dr No - 98
From Russia with Love - 97
Goldfinger - 96
Thunderball - 91
You Only Live Twice - 70

On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 81

Diamonds Are Forever - 67

Live and Let Die - 63
The Man with the Golden Gun - 52
The Spy Who Loved Me - 78
Moonraker - 64
For Your Eyes Only - 74
Octopussy - 47
A View to a Kill - 39

Living Daylights - 73
License to Kill - 71

Goldeneye - 80
Tomorrow Never Dies - 56
The World Is Not Enough - 51
Die Another Day - 59

Casino Royale - 94
Quantum of Solace - 63
Skyfall - 92
 
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