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2020-07-04 9:22:15 PM  
It's an ad.

Also, what about the previous parodies, like In Like Flint?
 
2020-07-04 9:53:37 PM  
.. or Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine..?

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2020-07-04 9:54:27 PM  
Austin Powers didn't fark over James Bond. Daniel Craig being boring as shiat farked over James Bond.
 
2020-07-04 10:11:40 PM  
Don't blame Mike Myers for something that Pierce Brosnan did, you jackhole.
 
2020-07-04 10:16:53 PM  
I like the newer movies. They're fairly realistic, threat wise.
 
2020-07-04 10:30:23 PM  

PainInTheASP: Don't blame Mike Myers for something that Pierce Brosnan did, you jackhole.


Pierce Brosnan was a great Bond. Even Die Another Day was good for  the first 20 minutes. Not counting Madonna's terrible theme song,
 
2020-07-04 10:31:56 PM  

PainInTheASP: Don't blame Mike Myers for something that Pierce Brosnan did, you jackhole.


You misspelled George Lazenby
 
2020-07-04 10:37:13 PM  
James Bond is ridiculous in itself.
 
2020-07-05 12:04:34 AM  
yfw posting in the politics tab

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2020-07-05 12:53:32 AM  
There are plenty of jokes in the Craig movies.

"It's TAILORED!" is the only one I can think of off the top of my head but it's been a while sense I've seen them.

There's also when he suavely drops into the train car from the hole in the roof and adjusts his cufflinks like a debonaire boss.
 
2020-07-05 12:54:38 AM  
Bond movies just don't work anymore. I consider myself a casual fan of them, but I've tried watching some of them during the lockdown, and...they don't hold up. Times have changed. And count me as one of the people that though the Craig movies were boring-as-hell.

What's really amazing is how *bad* the Bond movies are. There isn't a single Bond movie that could realistically be called a good movie. A few of them come close-ish, but almost all of them are just terrible. They survive purely on style, and that ineffable "Bond-ness". But it all seems bland and boring now. It's like a band that you used to really like, but all their songs sound the same after a while and you got sick of them.

Time to retire him, I think. Or at least radically change him. I personally think the idea of a female Bond is pretty good. It would still probably suck, but at least there's a chance it would be a change for the better.
 
2020-07-05 1:05:32 AM  

realmolo: Time to retire him, I think. Or at least radically change him. I personally think the idea of a female Bond is pretty good. It would still probably suck, but at least there's a chance it would be a change for the better.


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2020-07-05 1:23:53 AM  
The comic franchise boats a title character who received a warm reception from 007 fans.

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2020-07-05 1:49:26 AM  

WilderKWight: realmolo: Time to retire him, I think. Or at least radically change him. I personally think the idea of a female Bond is pretty good. It would still probably suck, but at least there's a chance it would be a change for the better.

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If only the NOLF IP wasn't such a mess :(
 
2020-07-05 1:49:36 AM  

Skeleton Man: There are plenty of jokes in the Craig movies.

"It's TAILORED!" is the only one I can think of off the top of my head but it's been a while sense I've seen them.

There's also when he suavely drops into the train car from the hole in the roof and adjusts his cufflinks like a debonaire boss.


Craig has been quoted as saying that the one of the reasons he took the role was that he saw this line in the script:

Casino Royale - vodka Martini
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2020-07-05 1:53:10 AM  

realmolo: Bond movies just don't work anymore. I consider myself a casual fan of them, but I've tried watching some of them during the lockdown, and...they don't hold up. Times have changed. And count me as one of the people that though the Craig movies were boring-as-hell.

What's really amazing is how *bad* the Bond movies are. There isn't a single Bond movie that could realistically be called a good movie. A few of them come close-ish, but almost all of them are just terrible. They survive purely on style, and that ineffable "Bond-ness". But it all seems bland and boring now. It's like a band that you used to really like, but all their songs sound the same after a while and you got sick of them.

Time to retire him, I think. Or at least radically change him. I personally think the idea of a female Bond is pretty good. It would still probably suck, but at least there's a chance it would be a change for the better.


Link to boat pic

I actually like a couple of the Dalton Bonds. 

My buddy has the ciggerette boat from one of them.  License to kill.  I'm not sure if it's the same movie but the one where he is skiing with a Cello is good too
 
2020-07-05 5:24:02 AM  
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2020-07-05 6:08:22 AM  
Hell Cannonball Run was making fun of James Bond in 1981. Roger Moore plays a man who thinks he is Roger Moore. Originally he was to think he was James Bond, but couldn't get the rights. Hell it is funnier having him play a parody of himself.
 
2020-07-05 7:23:20 AM  
You know, the books weren't funny and had no gadgets
 
2020-07-05 8:02:40 AM  
Time killed James Bond.
There are much better spy movies.  There are much better action movies.  And both probably owe a lot to the old Bond films.
 
2020-07-05 8:30:06 AM  

JolobinSmokin: I actually like a couple of the Dalton Bonds.


There were only a couple Dalton Bonds.

Bond movies look like Mission:Impossible movies now. But Bond movies usually copy whatever is popular at the time. The space shuttles that dogfight like X-Wings in Moonraker come to mind.
 
2020-07-05 8:44:21 AM  

Skeleton Man: There are plenty of jokes in the Craig movies.

"It's TAILORED!" is the only one I can think of off the top of my head but it's been a while sense I've seen them.

There's also when he suavely drops into the train car from the hole in the roof and adjusts his cufflinks like a debonaire boss.


This is still my favorite. Sums up the Daniel Craig Bond movies rather nicely.

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2020-07-05 9:09:48 AM  

WilderKWight: realmolo: Time to retire him, I think. Or at least radically change him. I personally think the idea of a female Bond is pretty good. It would still probably suck, but at least there's a chance it would be a change for the better.

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Finally, someone else remembers that game.  How has that franchise not gotten a modern entry?  It was fun and funny and I'd love to see a new entry.
 
2020-07-05 10:45:38 AM  

Skeleton Man: There are plenty of jokes in the Craig movies.

"It's TAILORED!" is the only one I can think of off the top of my head but it's been a while sense I've seen them.

There's also when he suavely drops into the train car from the hole in the roof and adjusts his cufflinks like a debonaire boss.


I liked the one in Spectre where they destroy various portions of his brain and it doesn't effect him in the slightest. Brilliant meta joke that perfectly sums up Craig's Bond.
 
2020-07-05 11:20:17 AM  
The old Bond movies had as least had a thin pretense of being a spy movie, throwing in the ridiculous gadgets in there for fun. The new ones are just Bourne clones with British accents. If you are going to rip off the premise of one series of movies, don't drag another IP into it just to cash in on nostalgia

Also, keep in mind I am not exactly the most wine person in the world, but the premier of the older movies is way too rapey. It just doesn't translate to modern times.  James Bond should have been left in the 60s as the cold war relic he was.
 
2020-07-05 11:23:37 AM  
Didn't they basically copy Austin Powers 3 for the lastest Bond film? If he wants to blame something, blame that.
 
2020-07-05 11:41:41 AM  
James Bond was a killer who was sent in when the situation generally required killing your way to the answer.

I always like Sean Connery because that's the way he played Bond. This is from Dr. No and shows exactly what Bond was supposed to be like.

Dispatches the guy without a flicker of remorse after getting the answers he needs. The double tap was a nice touch.

DR. NO | James Bond dispatches Professor Dent
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2020-07-05 12:17:03 PM  
I thought Austin Powers parodied the low-budget spy genre more than it parodied Bond but yeah, if Bond is all you know then I guess you'll make that assumption fit.
 
2020-07-05 3:37:23 PM  

Rock Krenn: James Bond was a killer who was sent in when the situation generally required killing your way to the answer.

I always like Sean Connery because that's the way he played Bond. This is from Dr. No and shows exactly what Bond was supposed to be like.

Dispatches the guy without a flicker of remorse after getting the answers he needs. The double tap was a nice touch.

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The irony being how much Connery hated James Bond the character.  I mean it is kind of like watching Ashton Kutcher in the butterfly effect after a marathon of that 70s show.  It's hard to get Kelso out of your head in this completely different movie.  

I think it's just too weird to put a 40s inspired character in the 2010s.  I mean you don't need Bond when you have farking drones.  However, a drone could never kill someone and look so good doing it.
 
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2020-07-05 4:34:45 PM  

buntz: You know, the books weren't funny and had no gadgets


There were gadgets in the books, but they were more realistic. In From Russia With Love, he gets the suitcase with the hidden gold sovereigns and a hidden knife in the case. What you would think of as spy gadgets, concealed weapons/knives, small cameras, etc. The movie version sticks pretty close to the book in FRWL as far as the gadgets go. It might be my favorite of the Bond films, and Daniela Bianchi is my second favorite Bond girl.
 
2020-07-05 5:29:09 PM  
From the early 1970s into the mid-1980s, the series became much campier. Goofy humor and outlandish plot points became much bigger parts of the franchise than they were in the beginning. This ridiculous material made it much easier to parody 007 than it had been previously.

You can't parody something that's already parodying itself. People got tired of Moore's goofiness and Brosnan's lame techno-gadgets, so they turned Craig's Bond into Jason Bourne. Austin Powers had nothing to do with it.
 
2020-07-05 6:17:43 PM  

puckrock2000: You can't parody something that's already parodying itself. People got tired of Moore's goofiness and Brosnan's lame techno-gadgets, so they turned Craig's Bond into Jason Bourne. Austin Powers had nothing to do with it.


It wasn't until Die Another Day with the invisible car that the Brosnan movies went crazy with the gadgets. GoldenEye, a pen grenade, a belt that shoots out a rope you can swing on....nothing  too crazy about that. They didn't even use the missiles in the car. They sort of go in cycles. For Your Eyes Only, nothing too crazy gadget-wise then by Moonraker there were space shuttle X-Wings.
 
2020-07-05 6:52:56 PM  

NeoCortex42: Finally, someone else remembers that game. How has that franchise not gotten a modern entry? It was fun and funny and I'd love to see a new entry.


Basically a bunch of companies have been fighting over the rights
 
2020-07-05 7:46:10 PM  

Mugato: puckrock2000: You can't parody something that's already parodying itself. People got tired of Moore's goofiness and Brosnan's lame techno-gadgets, so they turned Craig's Bond into Jason Bourne. Austin Powers had nothing to do with it.

It wasn't until Die Another Day with the invisible car that the Brosnan movies went crazy with the gadgets. GoldenEye, a pen grenade, a belt that shoots out a rope you can swing on....nothing  too crazy about that. They didn't even use the missiles in the car. They sort of go in cycles. For Your Eyes Only, nothing too crazy gadget-wise then by Moonraker there were space shuttle X-Wings.


Oh, so the self-driving cars, the absurdly-advanced cell phone, the belt that's also a grappling hook, and the get-out-of-jail-free Omega watches weren't ridiculous?  Brosnan's movies were goofy well before Die Another Day - it's just that the scripts and acting made up for it.

Spectre's main problem is that it tried to bring back those fans like yourself who wanted the goofy shiat.  And with Craig's Bond, goofy shiat doesn't fly well, at all.
 
2020-07-05 9:03:05 PM  

Clutch2013: Oh, so the self-driving cars, the absurdly-advanced cell phone, the belt that's also a grappling hook, and the get-out-of-jail-free Omega watches weren't ridiculous?


No, not really. None of those gadgets were beyond the realm of possibility. There's a line of suspension of disbelief and invisible cars and Koreans changing into foppish British guys crosses it.
 
2020-07-05 9:46:09 PM  

Mugato: Clutch2013: Oh, so the self-driving cars, the absurdly-advanced cell phone, the belt that's also a grappling hook, and the get-out-of-jail-free Omega watches weren't ridiculous?

No, not really. None of those gadgets were beyond the realm of possibility. There's a line of suspension of disbelief and invisible cars and Koreans changing into foppish British guys crosses it.


You have a funny definition of "beyond the realm of possibility."  Probably the only thing that's come close to being possible was the cellphone...and while real-world tech has eclipsed Tomorrow Never Dies in many ways, you still can't use one to drive a car or tase someone.

Brosnan's movies were irreparably silly, even Goldeneye (which I f*cking adore).  It's just that until Die Another Day, people were willing to forgive and dismiss that silliness, because hot chicks and big booms.  Frankly, the best part of Craig's movies was that they dialed that silliness back - again, until Spectre, where the producers got so excited over getting the rights back that they slapped together the first thing that came to mind and rushed to film it.  Personally, while it's far too late for anything to be done about it now, I hope that No Time To Die resisted those same urges and brings things closer in line to the universe that they had set up for Craig's 007 prior to the last movie.
 
2020-07-05 9:59:34 PM  

Clutch2013: You have a funny definition of "beyond the realm of possibility." Probably the only thing that's come close to being possible was the cellphone...and while real-world tech has eclipsed Tomorrow Never Dies in many ways, you still can't use one to drive a car or tase someone.


What is so ridiculous about a pen grenade and a remote controlled car? The Bond gadgets have to get a little into sci-fi or they wouldn't be Bond gadgets.
 
2020-07-05 10:10:14 PM  

Clutch2013: Mugato: Clutch2013: Oh, so the self-driving cars, the absurdly-advanced cell phone, the belt that's also a grappling hook, and the get-out-of-jail-free Omega watches weren't ridiculous?

No, not really. None of those gadgets were beyond the realm of possibility. There's a line of suspension of disbelief and invisible cars and Koreans changing into foppish British guys crosses it.

You have a funny definition of "beyond the realm of possibility."  Probably the only thing that's come close to being possible was the cellphone...and while real-world tech has eclipsed Tomorrow Never Dies in many ways, you still can't use one to drive a car or tase someone.

Brosnan's movies were irreparably silly, even Goldeneye (which I f*cking adore).  It's just that until Die Another Day, people were willing to forgive and dismiss that silliness, because hot chicks and big booms.  Frankly, the best part of Craig's movies was that they dialed that silliness back - again, until Spectre, where the producers got so excited over getting the rights back that they slapped together the first thing that came to mind and rushed to film it.  Personally, while it's far too late for anything to be done about it now, I hope that No Time To Die resisted those same urges and brings things closer in line to the universe that they had set up for Craig's 007 prior to the last movie.


This whole article was about Craig lamenting the lack of goofiness and jokes in his first Bond movies. So even he sees the goofiness as an essential part of the Bond universe. I'm betting they up it in the next movie and this was him signaling that.
 
2020-07-05 10:17:36 PM  

Mugato: Clutch2013: You have a funny definition of "beyond the realm of possibility." Probably the only thing that's come close to being possible was the cellphone...and while real-world tech has eclipsed Tomorrow Never Dies in many ways, you still can't use one to drive a car or tase someone.

What is so ridiculous about a pen grenade and a remote controlled car? The Bond gadgets have to get a little into sci-fi or they wouldn't be Bond gadgets.


The pen grenade needs to be the size of a Louisville Slugger, then hollowed out and stuffed with a few pounds of plastique to do the damage it does in Goldeneye.  Kind of stops being a grenade at that point, though.

Let's not even start on the remote-controlled and self-driving cars.  Arguably, they might be closer to the invisible cars instead, at least in the sense of defeating electronic surveillance devices.  But only just.
 
2020-07-05 10:21:40 PM  

BolloxReader: This whole article was about Craig lamenting the lack of goofiness and jokes in his first Bond movies. So even he sees the goofiness as an essential part of the Bond universe. I'm betting they up it in the next movie and this was him signaling that.


Bond needs to look like he's having fun killing bad guys, chugging vodka and bedding women. That's why Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig didn't work. They weren't having any fun.
 
2020-07-05 10:26:14 PM  

BolloxReader: Clutch2013: Mugato: Clutch2013: Oh, so the self-driving cars, the absurdly-advanced cell phone, the belt that's also a grappling hook, and the get-out-of-jail-free Omega watches weren't ridiculous?

No, not really. None of those gadgets were beyond the realm of possibility. There's a line of suspension of disbelief and invisible cars and Koreans changing into foppish British guys crosses it.

You have a funny definition of "beyond the realm of possibility."  Probably the only thing that's come close to being possible was the cellphone...and while real-world tech has eclipsed Tomorrow Never Dies in many ways, you still can't use one to drive a car or tase someone.

Brosnan's movies were irreparably silly, even Goldeneye (which I f*cking adore).  It's just that until Die Another Day, people were willing to forgive and dismiss that silliness, because hot chicks and big booms.  Frankly, the best part of Craig's movies was that they dialed that silliness back - again, until Spectre, where the producers got so excited over getting the rights back that they slapped together the first thing that came to mind and rushed to film it.  Personally, while it's far too late for anything to be done about it now, I hope that No Time To Die resisted those same urges and brings things closer in line to the universe that they had set up for Craig's 007 prior to the last movie.

This whole article was about Craig lamenting the lack of goofiness and jokes in his first Bond movies. So even he sees the goofiness as an essential part of the Bond universe. I'm betting they up it in the next movie and this was him signaling that.


...Really?  Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were full of jokes.  Just not of the Roger Moore variety.

Boy, I hope that EON doesn't get caught with their heads up their asses.  If it's Spectre-levels of absurd and they completely botch LaShawna Lynch's character like I fear they're going to, this could be bad.
 
2020-07-05 10:27:28 PM  

Clutch2013: Mugato: Clutch2013: You have a funny definition of "beyond the realm of possibility." Probably the only thing that's come close to being possible was the cellphone...and while real-world tech has eclipsed Tomorrow Never Dies in many ways, you still can't use one to drive a car or tase someone.

What is so ridiculous about a pen grenade and a remote controlled car? The Bond gadgets have to get a little into sci-fi or they wouldn't be Bond gadgets.

The pen grenade needs to be the size of a Louisville Slugger, then hollowed out and stuffed with a few pounds of plastique to do the damage it does in Goldeneye.  Kind of stops being a grenade at that point, though.

Let's not even start on the remote-controlled and self-driving cars.  Arguably, they might be closer to the invisible cars instead, at least in the sense of defeating electronic surveillance devices.  But only just.


The gadgets aren't supposed to be completely believable, or they wouldn't be gadgets. The first Mission:Impossible movie had eyeglasses with a camera in it. They have those in the toy section at Target now. So yeah, the gadgets have to be a little far out there or they wouldn't be gadgets. There is a line though and the invisible car crossed it.
 
2020-07-05 10:39:40 PM  

Mugato: BolloxReader: This whole article was about Craig lamenting the lack of goofiness and jokes in his first Bond movies. So even he sees the goofiness as an essential part of the Bond universe. I'm betting they up it in the next movie and this was him signaling that.

Bond needs to look like he's having fun killing bad guys, chugging vodka and bedding women. That's why Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig didn't work. They weren't having any fun.


No, they need to look like they are capable of being the charming, ruthless assassin James Bond is.  Dalton was a matter of timing.  Brosnan actually hit it out of the park with Goldeneye (of course, Martin Campbell directing things helps), and then things got progressively dumber until he was out-surfing collapsing ice shelves brought on by a orbital death-ray.  Brosnan actually wanted a Casino Royale of his own, but he aged out of the role by that point.
 
2020-07-05 11:11:31 PM  

Clutch2013: BolloxReader: Clutch2013: Mugato: Clutch2013: Oh, so the self-driving cars, the absurdly-advanced cell phone, the belt that's also a grappling hook, and the get-out-of-jail-free Omega watches weren't ridiculous?

No, not really. None of those gadgets were beyond the realm of possibility. There's a line of suspension of disbelief and invisible cars and Koreans changing into foppish British guys crosses it.

You have a funny definition of "beyond the realm of possibility."  Probably the only thing that's come close to being possible was the cellphone...and while real-world tech has eclipsed Tomorrow Never Dies in many ways, you still can't use one to drive a car or tase someone.

Brosnan's movies were irreparably silly, even Goldeneye (which I f*cking adore).  It's just that until Die Another Day, people were willing to forgive and dismiss that silliness, because hot chicks and big booms.  Frankly, the best part of Craig's movies was that they dialed that silliness back - again, until Spectre, where the producers got so excited over getting the rights back that they slapped together the first thing that came to mind and rushed to film it.  Personally, while it's far too late for anything to be done about it now, I hope that No Time To Die resisted those same urges and brings things closer in line to the universe that they had set up for Craig's 007 prior to the last movie.

This whole article was about Craig lamenting the lack of goofiness and jokes in his first Bond movies. So even he sees the goofiness as an essential part of the Bond universe. I'm betting they up it in the next movie and this was him signaling that.

...Really?  Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were full of jokes.  Just not of the Roger Moore variety.

Boy, I hope that EON doesn't get caught with their heads up their asses.  If it's Spectre-levels of absurd and they completely botch LaShawna Lynch's character like I fear they're going to, this could be bad.


Is it still the plan that they're handing off the series to a new agent using the 007 designation? And if so, is there a trailer that features this new agent, instead of making the movie look like it's all about Bond and nobody else?

Because seriously, if this is a movie where they're handing off the role, they're doing a terrible job of promoting the new lead.
 
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