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  • LeoliansBro 2 Nov 2012 11:16:58 44,506 posts
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    I'm not particularly disappointed with this being a departure from the arc. Mainly because the arc was shit.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • craigy Staff 2 Nov 2012 11:23:10 7,720 posts
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    @roz123 yep :D
  • Dougs 2 Nov 2012 11:41:30 68,411 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    I'm not particularly disappointed with this being a departure from the arc. Mainly because the arc was shit.
    Well, quite. They should be applauded for sacking it off, QoS was the dullest Bond ever imo, arc or no arc. It wasn't badly made per se, just boring. And Bond should never be that.
  • The-Bodybuilder 2 Nov 2012 11:49:55 14,280 posts
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    Bond fighting eco-terrorist? Leave that shit to Captain Planet.
  • Bremenacht 2 Nov 2012 16:49:32 18,719 posts
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    roz123 wrote:
    Was everyone else thinking during the big expensive tube crash "why is this one empty? Its supposed to be rush hour"
    I thought that, but then I thought about the times when I'd seen an empty one pass straight through a crowded station. Did it say 'not in service'? :)
  • thelzdking 2 Nov 2012 18:03:03 4,369 posts
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    On the way to Skyfall I was thinking that I'd watched QoS a couple of weeks before and that I could remember barely anything about it.
  • beastmaster 2 Nov 2012 19:28:04 11,599 posts
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    Any fucking film with a bad guy called Dominic is going to be fucking shit.

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  • darkmorgado 2 Nov 2012 20:33:31 15,566 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    roz123 wrote:
    Was everyone else thinking during the big expensive tube crash "why is this one empty? Its supposed to be rush hour"
    I thought that, but then I thought about the times when I'd seen an empty one pass straight through a crowded station. Did it say 'not in service'? :)
    London underground insisted on it. They were worried that tourists might be put off going on tube if a train full of people was shown crashing.

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  • malloc 3 Nov 2012 12:27:41 2,358 posts
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    Saw it last night for the first time. Easily an 8/10, preferred it to CR (7/10) and certainly superior to QoS (5/10). It felt quite Bond-ish for most of it, yes there were departures but they were explicable.

    It felt like CR was a Bond Begins film, QoS was a first mission that was cobbled together and Skyfall is the one that sets up the series using throwbacks that didn't seem too contrived.

    I enjoyed the direction, the action sequences were less severe than the first 2, which I preferred and were more Bond-like without being indulgent. Bond catching the elevator in China and then the train in the underground for instance were great but not made a big deal of. People held their breath during that in the screening I was in.

    A couple of things I felt were a bit too much:
    Taking a bullet to the shoulder and then climbing looked a bit silly but I suppose is forgivable given that he 'lost' anyway.
    Silva's teeth were quite obviously CGI.
  • gammonbanter 4 Nov 2012 17:58:28 1,509 posts
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    @malloc

    I thought the teeth were a bit of a nod to the Jaws character. Obviously CG yes,.
  • Deleted user 4 November 2012 18:17:36
    No they actually disfigured Bardem just for this film. He's a really committed actor.
  • Dougs 4 Nov 2012 18:38:31 68,411 posts
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    Method acting at its finest.
  • Trowel 4 Nov 2012 18:39:56 17,908 posts
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    Usual Bond, usual problems. What grated most for me was, as brilliant as Bardem's villain was when he was monologuing, his otherwise meticulous plan to kill M - from capturing Bond, to being captured himself and the extraordinary escape with perfect timing on the hacking, police uniform pickup, explosives, collection in the police van, etc - all boiled down to having a random shootout in a courtroom full of MI6 agents and police. Why the fuck would you plan that as a finale?

    Odd. Otherwise enjoyable nonsense as usual.
  • CharlieStCloud 4 Nov 2012 18:55:27 5,285 posts
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    I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the nods to the old films however, maybe I am old fashioned, but I kind of like the old ones more, purely for the bashful silliness and jolly good fun.
  • malloc 4 Nov 2012 19:39:22 2,358 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Usual Bond, usual problems. What grated most for me was, as brilliant as Bardem's villain was when he was monologuing, his otherwise meticulous plan to kill M - from capturing Bond, to being captured himself and the extraordinary escape with perfect timing on the hacking, police uniform pickup, explosives, collection in the police van, etc - all boiled down to having a random shootout in a courtroom full of MI6 agents and police. Why the fuck would you plan that as a finale?

    Odd. Otherwise enjoyable nonsense as usual.
    Good point, that struck me at the time but I forgot about it. Not to mention he hesitated rather blatantly instead of firing. I suppose him shooting her in public potentially was the point?
  • Dougs 4 Nov 2012 19:46:38 68,411 posts
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    Yeah that's what I assumed. It would was meant to be the ultimate humiliation for M, politically. He wanted to ruin her reputation as well as kill her. But giant plot holes are a feature of Bond imo.
  • QotSAfan 4 Nov 2012 20:08:25 1,717 posts
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    Thank god 1994-era Thom Yorke was the villain, otherwise this would have been a mess of a film. I thought it only got good with the last act. Disappointed.
  • fergal_oc 4 Nov 2012 22:28:46 2,764 posts
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    God you lot! It's Bond, stop taking it so seriously :)

    Excellent film, fun from start to finish, 9/10!
  • CosmicFuzz 4 Nov 2012 23:12:28 24,870 posts
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    Saw it for the second time tonight and enjoyed it more tbh. Prob because there was no weight of expectation on me. Wasn't bored and it didn't drag in the same places at all. Great stuff.

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  • TheSaint 8 Nov 2012 09:51:41 14,614 posts
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    Saw this last night and while it wasn't bad it wasn't really that good either.

    Opinions below:

    I'm surprised people were so impressed by the opening sequence, previous Bond and Bourne have both done similar ideas better.

    The whole Shanghai section didn't really make sense. The Macau bit wasn't much better and the CGI komodo dragons were particularly bad. I also liked Bond finding out that the girl was a former child prostitute before promptly banging her a few minutes later, classy move.

    In fact the innuendo and suggestive dialogue in any scene with a female character (aside from M obviously) seemed like we had gone back to the days of Roger Moore.

    The London section was probably the strongest part of the film although it did feel a lot like The Dark Knight in places.

    The Home Alone meets The Raid section at the end wasn't great. M and Albert Finney could have got away easily if they hadn't felt the need to wave a torch around in the middle of nowhere.


    Edited by TheSaint at 11:18:26 08-11-2012
  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 10:31:41
    Fiennes was the best thing in it by a mile.
  • RunningMan 8 Nov 2012 10:44:22 2,436 posts
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    @TheSaint Spoilers?
  • craigy Staff 8 Nov 2012 10:51:57 7,720 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    I also liked Bond finding out that the girl was a former child prostitute before promptly banging her a few minutes later, classy move.


    That was totally odd, yeah. I dare to think how mangled and enwarted Bond's undercarriage must be if he's that blasť about who he "showers" with.
  • TheSaint 8 Nov 2012 11:15:19 14,614 posts
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    RunningMan wrote:
    @TheSaint Spoilers?
    I assumed spoilers were a given in this thread which is why I avoided it until I'd seen it. I'll add some spoiler tags to the post.
  • Razz 8 Nov 2012 11:27:31 61,394 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Hush you.

    Heineken is all over this film, as well. They even changed the adverts in the tube stations.

    Which reminds me, Silva gets the tube from Temple to Embankment on his way to Westminster. Nitpicky as hell, but he gets off a stop too early (or Bond gets off a stop too late). And why did he get a tube for one stop again?

    NEEEEEERRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDD
    No no no, he enters Charing Cross station, appears on the platform at Temple then catches the northern line to Embankment. o_O That cracked me up. Also, no one can walk through a tube like that without trouble, I'm surprised he wasn't stabbed.

    Just want to say Javier absolutely stole the show for me. Amazing actor.

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  • HelloNo 8 Nov 2012 11:46:45 1,154 posts
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    Was Javier the bad guy? If so then I'm in full agreement. It was nice to have such a charismatic villain for once.
  • spindizzy 8 Nov 2012 12:31:33 6,541 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    TheSaint wrote:
    I also liked Bond finding out that the girl was a former child prostitute before promptly banging her a few minutes later, classy move.


    That was totally odd, yeah. I dare to think how mangled and enwarted Bond's undercarriage must be if he's that blasť about who he "showers" with.
    Why is it that odd? She was kidnapped and forced into it, but was now a woman, and a woman who was clearly interested in Bond. Being revolted by her and her past would be even weirder IMO.

    Anyway, I was a bit disappointed by the film I think, perhaps because I expected more after the glowing reviews I read. It also felt a bit like two films stuck together, and a simple bond-getting-his-mojo-back would have been better. I also found the retro nods a bit clumsy in places, and the product placement grated too. Basically it was an okay, if disjointed, film with some really excellent moments.
  • TheSaint 8 Nov 2012 12:44:13 14,614 posts
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    If only Sony made condoms.
  • kalel 8 Nov 2012 13:46:59 88,419 posts
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    So, the whole thing with the DB5. I know this is a bit nerd-ragey, but wasn't that a bit of a continuity issue?

    At first I thought they were actually confirming the "Bond is a code name" theory, but then we found out his name was definitely Bond due to his parents grave stones. So what's the deal with the DB5 then? Did Goldfinger happen in the same continuity? If so how was Casino Royale his first 007 mission?

    Confusing.
  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 14:02:54
    It was just an old car he had, possibly his parents' or he paid someone to kit it out. It was just done with a really massive wink at the audience.

    I think it went a little too far into the fan service side of things tbh.
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