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Posted: 3/13/2013 10:10:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2013 10:10:52 AM EDT by Wash-Ar15]
Rented it last night and was disappointed. The story was was stupid
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:11:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2013 10:24:31 AM EDT by America-first]
Yeah, they reinvented the James Bond Movie canon; I didn't care for it much.

The timeline doesn't really fit well with what allegedly came before and after.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:14:10 AM EDT
I watched it yesterday as well, thought it was decent, enjoyed the story about the rats on the island.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:18:22 AM EDT
Try Iron Sky instead. Can't go wrong with moon nazis attacking with space zepplins and steampunk spaceships.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:19:25 AM EDT
Hate to say it but I agree entirely. The whole movie seemed to be disjointed and all over the place. It started out good but then just got bogged down in the second half, then the final "showdown" was just stupid and didn't even feel like it was part of the same movie.

I think it was the worst of Daniel Craigs Bond movies yet.

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Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:19:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
I watched it yesterday as well, thought it was decent, enjoyed the story about the rats on the island.



Decent for a couple of bucks maybe. Good thing I did not see it in the theaters
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:19:57 AM EDT
As an action movie, I thought it was pretty good. The plot was weak but the effects were good, some decent acting performances, great chase scenes.

As a James Bond movie, it was completely wrong. They're showing Bond getting old, he gets hurt, he's slow..... and that is precisely what James Bond is not. He's supposed to be smart, witty, suave, bulletproof, and basically the epitome of arrogant manliness. They could have worked something into the plot that demonstrated that while his body was failing, he was even more clever than ever and used some smart trick to get the bad guy in the end. Instead, they had an overindulgent 45 minute action scene that eventually led to the baddy dying in a comparatively mundane way.

I will say, the opening chase sequence into the song / animation was excellent.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:21:39 AM EDT
I thought is was OK. Try "Savages", it was good IMO.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:22:05 AM EDT
Agreed. I thought it sucked.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:23:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By macpherson:
Hate to say it but I agree entirely. The whole movie seemed to be disjointed and all over the place. It started out good but then just got bogged down in the second half, then the final "showdown" was just stupid and didn't even feel like it was part of the same movie.

I think it was the worst of Daniel Craigs Bond movies yet.

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+1
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:23:19 AM EDT
M towards the end was like a scared and frail old senior citizen, disappointed.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:24:52 AM EDT
I liked it OK till the long finale scene at Skyfall.

Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:25:56 AM EDT
Wrong
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:26:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By smaddox:
I thought is was OK. Try "Savages", it was good IMO.


Three's company...
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:26:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By phurba:
As an action movie, I thought it was pretty good. The plot was weak but the effects were good, some decent acting performances, great chase scenes.

As a James Bond movie, it was completely wrong. They're showing Bond getting old, he gets hurt, he's slow..... and that is precisely what James Bond is not. He's supposed to be smart, witty, suave, bulletproof, and basically the epitome of arrogant manliness. They could have worked something into the plot that demonstrated that while his body was failing, he was even more clever than ever and used some smart trick to get the bad guy in the end. Instead, they had an overindulgent 45 minute action scene that eventually led to the baddy dying in a comparatively mundane way.

I will say, the opening chase sequence into the song / animation was excellent.


effing THIS
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:29:26 AM EDT
It's a James Bond movie. None of them will ever be mistaken for high art and I'm a huge fan of the series.

Each actor that played Bond approached the role differently. Craig is the serious Bond. Roger Moore was high camp, almost comedy. Brosnan was a happy medium. Connery was the original and still best but it was a different time. Fighting Soviets wouldn't work in today's theater. Dalton tried too hard. Lazenby was just plain bad, but in fairness he never claimed to be an actor.

I liked but didn't love Skyfall. It did seem disjointed. The plot was kind of hard to follow but most Bond movies don't really have a plot. Badem did make a good villian. That man can do creepy as fuck better than anyone in the business.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:32:54 AM EDT
I say it was better than Casino Royale. I watched both recently.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:34:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By phurba:
As an action movie, I thought it was pretty good. The plot was weak but the effects were good, some decent acting performances, great chase scenes.

As a James Bond movie, it was completely wrong. They're showing Bond getting old, he gets hurt, he's slow..... and that is precisely what James Bond is not. He's supposed to be smart, witty, suave, bulletproof, and basically the epitome of arrogant manliness. They could have worked something into the plot that demonstrated that while his body was failing, he was even more clever than ever and used some smart trick to get the bad guy in the end. Instead, they had an overindulgent 45 minute action scene that eventually led to the baddy dying in a comparatively mundane way after getting everything he wanted anyway.

I will say, the opening chase sequence into the song / animation was excellent.


My emphasis: worst part of the story for me. I did see it in theaters, but I kept having to pee every 15 minutes.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:38:47 AM EDT
I thought it was ok until the end. The movie seemed to drag on longer than it should had
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:46:57 AM EDT
I liked it. Thought it really helped show te character come into who bond is.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 10:46:59 AM EDT
I thought it was good, and back to the original Bond of the books..
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 11:02:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DrFeelgood:
Originally Posted By phurba:
As an action movie, I thought it was pretty good. The plot was weak but the effects were good, some decent acting performances, great chase scenes.

As a James Bond movie, it was completely wrong. They're showing Bond getting old, he gets hurt, he's slow..... and that is precisely what James Bond is not. He's supposed to be smart, witty, suave, bulletproof, and basically the epitome of arrogant manliness. They could have worked something into the plot that demonstrated that while his body was failing, he was even more clever than ever and used some smart trick to get the bad guy in the end. Instead, they had an overindulgent 45 minute action scene that eventually led to the baddy dying in a comparatively mundane way after getting everything he wanted anyway.

I will say, the opening chase sequence into the song / animation was excellent.


My emphasis: worst part of the story for me. I did see it in theaters, but I kept having to pee every 15 minutes.


That's an excellent point.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 11:08:55 AM EDT
In my top 3 of Bond movies. Tied for 2nd with From Russia with Love. Sorry you didn't like it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 11:11:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2013 11:13:04 AM EDT by Beachhead0]
Agreed, the last 30 minutes were

And his stupid walther, I thought he got away from that garbage in casino royale, when he used whatever was right for the situation including an mp5.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 11:15:12 AM EDT
I though Skyfall was better than the last one. Saw it in the theater, and bought it a few weeks ago.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 11:16:19 AM EDT
Loved it.

Did you notice the GUN SEQUENCES WERE ACCURATE? Bond never fires more than 7 from his PPK before he changes mags. And he runs out on the train scene, after the mag in the gun, plus 2 spares. Pretty realistic. How many movies are that accurate?

Yeah, I know I'm a gun nerd for noticing.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 11:17:06 AM EDT
I liked it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 11:18:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Agreed. I thought it sucked.


Yep. I was underwhelmed.

Link Posted: 3/13/2013 11:20:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wildearp:
I say it was better than Casino Royale. I watched both recently.


Which was way better then Quantum of Solace.

It wasn't the best Bond film ever but it was far from the worst.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 11:23:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DaveSpud:
Did you notice the GUN SEQUENCES WERE ACCURATE?
.


You mean like that assassin's semi-auto bolt action rifle?


It wasn't the best movie, but I don't think it was horrible either.


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Link Posted: 3/13/2013 11:26:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2013 11:27:13 AM EDT by Dull-shooterM4]
All three Daniel Craig movies are crap. He is wrong for the role.

The Scripts are garbage.

They threw a few old school bond props into the picture so the (simple minded) old bond fans go "Oooh Look!"

It was typical of today with the EMO and Homo undertones. The bond character was weak minded, and just a pawn. PAWN.

THE REAL BOND...does not have any "issues" He had got his shit together. Always has.
He is a playboy that always plays to win. He has charm and sense of humor. He lives his life on the edge because HE CAN. Life is a game, and an adventure!
He was born with family, education and upbringing. (That he did not resent!) He was an OFFICER in the military.
He did not "become" 007, HE WAS BORN 007.

James Bond was always sent on an obscure assignment and ACTUALLY FIGURED OUT what was happening with his own brain. He was not spoon fed the assignment from M and then told who the bad guy was and why. That was his job to figure out.

He is the guy that you wish that you could be.

-end rant
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 11:29:21 AM EDT
Hated it. It was basically Home Alone with Mall Ninjas.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 11:32:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2013 11:32:47 AM EDT by DK-Prof]
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 11:36:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 3:02:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Originally Posted By GTwannabe:
Hated it. It was basically Home Alone with Mall Ninjas.


Archer is official a better Bond than Bond.

The last three Bond movies have blown, IMO. Quantum of Solace was ridiculously bad.


Glad I did not waste moovie admission on it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 3:04:49 PM EDT
Opinions are like assholes.........
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 3:07:15 PM EDT
I watched it on Youtube


Movie is also where Biden got the idea for a shotgun for home defense.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 3:08:26 PM EDT
This is about the fifth thread on this very subject I've seen on this site. Should just make one of them official.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 3:08:35 PM EDT
I thought it was ok.

I'll take new bond over the fucking clown car of goofiness that were the Rodger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan years any day of the week.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 3:09:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AlvinYork:
Opinions are like assholes.........


Everyone has one and they all smell like shit.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 3:09:37 PM EDT
I enjoyed it.

First movie I've seen with one of my favorite handguns....The Steyr M9A1.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 3:12:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2013 3:15:53 PM EDT by KlubMarcus]
Action was good, the villian sucked the big one (good actor though). Geez, all the good villians must be taken. They'd be better off making BHO the villian. That might actually make more sense and a challenge for James Bond.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 3:26:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ameshawki:
.....Connery was the original and still best .....



That is all......


Ram

Link Posted: 3/13/2013 7:01:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RamSet:
Originally Posted By Ameshawki:
.....Connery was the original and still best .....



That is all......


Ram



Naw, Lazenby was the best Bond........
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 7:08:16 PM EDT
Sucked ass.
On top of already sucking ass they felt the need for a homo-erotic scene as well.
Probably the next one will have Bond on brokeback mountain instead of wrangling in all the strange he meets.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 7:11:29 PM EDT
The new movies try to portray the Bond character as he is in the books, who is a doubtful, human, flawed man who shows his weaknesses like any of us. He isn't this suave movie character we see Sean Connery play.

To criticize these movies because the character isn't that fake Hollywood he-man of the past is missing the point. To criticize them for being shitty movies is one hing altogether.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 7:13:10 PM EDT
i agree it sucked... they should have stuck with the vision started with the daniel craig casino royale and quantum of solace.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 7:13:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GrahamD:
The new movies try to portray the Bond character as he is in the books, who is a doubtful, human, flawed man who shows his weaknesses like any of us. He isn't this suave movie character we see Sean Connery play.

To criticize these movies because the character isn't that fake Hollywood he-man of the past is missing the point. To criticize them for being shitty movies is one hing altogether.


You want to get a flavor of what Bond should be like read the collection of short stories The Spy Who Loved Me. Lotta doubt in those short stories.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 7:17:21 PM EDT
You guys actually go to Bond movies for the story? That's like going to a romance movie for the action and fireballs.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 7:19:01 PM EDT
Agreed....I remember this movie about 10 years ago when it featured Tom Cruise running around trying to get back the NOC list.
Link Posted: 3/13/2013 7:24:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dull-shooterM4:
All three Daniel Craig movies are crap. He is wrong for the role.

The Scripts are garbage.

They threw a few old school bond props into the picture so the (simple minded) old bond fans go "Oooh Look!"

It was typical of today with the EMO and Homo undertones. The bond character was weak minded, and just a pawn. PAWN.

THE REAL BOND...does not have any "issues" He had got his shit together. Always has.
He is a playboy that always plays to win. He has charm and sense of humor. He lives his life on the edge because HE CAN. Life is a game, and an adventure!
He was born with family, education and upbringing. (That he did not resent!) He was an OFFICER in the military.
He did not "become" 007, HE WAS BORN 007.

James Bond was always sent on an obscure assignment and ACTUALLY FIGURED OUT what was happening with his own brain. He was not spoon fed the assignment from M and then told who the bad guy was and why. That was his job to figure out.

He is the guy that you wish that you could be.

-end rant


Those "real" bonds that you so fawningly speak of, all light in the loafers. Craig was the first person to play bond like he wasnt some unbelievable comical circus act. I'm very glad that bond is actually played realistically now. The whole "look at my laser watch and grappling gun bowtie" is the queerest crap I've ever seen on film; and I've been rickrolled to lemonparty before.

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