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  • beastmaster 28 May 2013 20:57:26 11,183 posts
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    I've just ordered The Driver from Amazon. Looking forward to seeing it.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • Luckyjim 28 May 2013 20:59:47 2,872 posts
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    In fairness to Winding Refn, very few directors these days could be said to have an original voice. All stand on the shoulders of giants. Heck, even the Giants owe debts to someone.

    For some reason, the tone of Drive reminds me of To Live and Die in LA and Point Blank.
  • Luckyjim 28 May 2013 21:01:43 2,872 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    I've just ordered The Driver from Amazon. Looking forward to seeing it.
    I actually quite liked Drive. It's very stylistic, and probably a little shallow, but sometimes that's okay.
  • bad09 29 May 2013 13:29:25 5,643 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    Timothy Dalton is the best Bond and License To Kill is the best Bond film.
    I think you are right there on Dalton I've always liked him as Bond think he was cut down way too early after a tough start with The Living Daylights. LTK is one of my favourite Bonds to.

    Speaking unpopular views on Bond, Craig is simply the worst bond ever, worse than Lazenby down there with Niven. The films themselves have been the worst Bonds ever, joyless and utter drivel (well can't speak for the third one, gave up after the abysmal QoS and will not return until a new Bond comes along).
  • DFawkes 29 May 2013 13:31:46 22,602 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    Timothy Dalton is the best Bond and License To Kill is the best Bond film.
    I'm mostly with you on that, though I personally prefer The Living Daylights. I'd still say Licence to Kill is the better made movie of the 2 though.

    I'd kick the living daylights out of the producers of Tipping Point - Ghandi

  • DUFFMAN5 29 May 2013 13:38:47 14,419 posts
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    I have read many articles stating the Dalton is THE Bond, at least he is the closest to the books. I have never read them, or know enough about Bond lore to add anything, save for Roger- mortis was my Bond, just as Tom Baker was ny Dr who. :-)

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • RyanDS 29 May 2013 13:45:53 9,062 posts
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    I hated Dalton as a kid. However century I watched his stuff again and I agree he is a fantastic bond, brings a darker edge after the Moore years.
  • kalel 29 May 2013 13:59:06 86,392 posts
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    Dalton was ahead of his time - he was basically Craig's Bond before the world was ready for it.

    Brosnan was back to Moore again.
  • TheSaint 29 May 2013 14:02:51 14,201 posts
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    Goldeneye is easily the best Bond film.
  • Deckard1 29 May 2013 14:03:16 27,195 posts
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    They're all shit.
  • onestepfromlost 29 May 2013 14:06:38 2,039 posts
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    casino royale with david niven is the best bond film
  • craigy Staff 29 May 2013 14:08:00 7,533 posts
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    Here's an unpopular opinion on film!

    Film proliferates and encourages the damaging idea of escapism, which in turn undermines people from improving the very life they want to escape from. Film has the power to change -- to change us into introverted shoegazers obsessed with self-analysis, or violent, wannabe machos who ape big-screen alpha males, or high-brow, sneering outcasts who won't consider you on their intellectual level unless you can recite Truffaut on demand. Film could unite us and provide a platform for self betterment, but mostly all I see in film these days is reinforcement of negative stereotypes, the encouragement of black and white morality, misogyny, the objectification of women, and the rewards of violence, so long as you are on the side of the "just".
  • Load_2.0 29 May 2013 14:12:29 18,917 posts
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    It is unfair to blame Brosnan, for me he was an excellent Bond.

    He managed the balance between the light hearted and the darker aspects in spite of the writing.

    There are moments when he absolutely shines, executing Elektra in TWINE, the escape following the prisoner exchange in DAD.

    His Bond was superb, he simply had atrocious scripts, dialogue and ludicrous plots with awful villians and appalling characters written in for no reason.

    Edited by Load_2.0 at 14:14:37 29-05-2013
  • RobTheBuilder 29 May 2013 14:14:03 6,521 posts
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    @Craigy One of the Indian films I mentioned, Like Stars on Earth had a huge impact in improving education for children with dyslexia in the country.

    Mass media is always going to pander to the stereotypes and mass views. It will always be the odd ones that move it.

    For example I thought it very bad that almost no black superheroes are ever seen, and then a film about a majorly flawed superhero is black. If we don't like these stereotypes, make noise and don't watch the films. A low box office is the fastest way to make studios see

    Edited by RobTheBuilder at 14:14:40 29-05-2013
  • senso-ji 29 May 2013 14:19:19 5,794 posts
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    @craigy

    I think it's only Hollywood films that match those criteria. This is probably down to the design-by-committee method of film making they employ. Every stake-holder in a film project interferes with it's production at just about every stage and the the film come out as generic messes full of cliches because most stake-holders don't have a single creative bone in their body.
  • craigy Staff 29 May 2013 14:25:32 7,533 posts
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    There are obviously a lot of gems out there -- something sentimental like "Wand‚furu raifu" totally floats my boat for example. But I see plenty of indie films that are happy to slide us down the intellectual pole that get hailed as masterpieces. Drive is a great example seeing as it's being discussed in this thread. "Just" violence -- check. Objectified female -- check. Hell, even an objectified male. But why is it so adored? Cos it's got a bangin' soundtrack and some wicked cinematography.

    I'm not above any of this, by the way! I am equally spellbound by Drive.
  • Mola_Ram 8 May 2014 05:34:29 6,979 posts
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    So some guy has done a study which objectively and quantitatively determines what the most overrated and underrated films are. With statistics and interactive charts and everything.

    http://benjaminlmoore.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/what-are-the-most-overrated-films/

    The good thing about this is that it ends any and all arguments about overrated films. No more need for opinions, because now we have facts!

    Except for Spy Kids being overrated. That's just silly.
  • jablonski 8 May 2014 07:48:58 3,322 posts
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    With the exception of King Kong (if it is indeed the 33 version), there's very little there worth watching!
  • Mola_Ram 8 May 2014 08:47:46 6,979 posts
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    Does the original King Kong even have a rotten tomatoes page? I can just imagine the user reviews.

    "wtf peter jackson one had better sfx"
  • DrStrangelove 8 May 2014 09:55:55 3,372 posts
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    James Bond has always been shit. There's not a single one worth watching.
  • jablonski 8 May 2014 13:33:47 3,322 posts
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    Controversial
  • killersrquiet 8 May 2014 13:39:19 1,850 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    James Bond has always been shit. There's not a single one worth watching.
    Surely there must be one that is passible for you?

    The recent films have been very good, except Quantum of Solace which was crap
  • DiddlerDo 8 May 2014 13:40:55 1,196 posts
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    Star wars really isn't that good. I've always definitely already mentioned it in this thread but with the new releases it can't hurt to bring it up again. A fun world and interesting characters just doesn't make up for that ham fisted script etc. Pretty much the definition of an overrated film imo.
  • Dirtbox 8 May 2014 13:41:42 77,473 posts
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    Robocop 2 is better than Robocop 1.

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  • RyanDS 8 May 2014 13:45:01 9,062 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Robocop 2 is better than Robocop 1.
    You shut your whore mouth!
  • killersrquiet 8 May 2014 13:49:16 1,850 posts
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    RyanDS wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    Robocop 2 is better than Robocop 1.
    You shut your whore mouth!
    Did you keep a straight face typing that Dirtbox? Very funny
  • BeardedGamerUK 8 May 2014 14:00:52 1,304 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    They're all shit.
    I hope Stuart Hall pays you a visit!
  • Dirtbox 8 May 2014 14:21:55 77,473 posts
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    killersrquiet wrote:
    RyanDS wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    Robocop 2 is better than Robocop 1.
    You shut your whore mouth!
    Did you keep a straight face typing that Dirtbox? Very funny
    I'm not even kidding. Robocop was one of my favourite films and I dismissed the sequel as being a soulless cash in on the name, and worse, that it was a comedy spoof more than anything in the Robocop universe. But I watched it again some years later and it's hilarious.

    Doubters should give it a shot, it's an unintentionally brilliant B movie classic that is best watched with friends.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 14:25:49 08-05-2014

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  • HarryPalmer 8 May 2014 14:31:42 3,110 posts
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    The Hurt Locker is proper gash.
  • Steve_Perry 8 May 2014 14:34:58 3,583 posts
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    I fucking love Robocop 2.

    VIVA STEFANSEN

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