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Re: The James Bond Thread
« Reply #105 on: November 25, 2011, 11:27:35 AM »
Quite frankly,  the entire franchise jumped the shark with Moonraker, and everything thereafter has been passable, at best.  Goldeneye probably topped them after that,  and even that wasn't really what I want to see in a Bond movie. 

edit: it just occurred to me that FYEO came after Moonraker.  That's one of my very favorite Bond movies,  so I guess the shark jumping isn't exactly accurate.

Was about to chime in about FYEO, as that is a great Bond film. Wasn’t that supposed to be before Moonraker, but they released it earlier to cash in on the SW/ST/CEot3K outer space box office blitz?

I really liked Goldeneye, I thought it nicely addressed the post-Cold War themes. Casting Judi Dench as M was a flash of genius.

I haven’t cared for the Craig films, though he shines in the role.

- Lazenby was a horrible actor in a great film.

I thought precisely the opposite.  I was real cool with Lazenby,  I just didn't like the movie. 

I agree too. I honestly couldn’t recall one interesting thing/scene from that movie, it made that little impression on me.
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« Reply #106 on: November 25, 2011, 11:29:01 AM »
I've never seen Octopussy, but may want to see it.

Is it as awesome as its title would imply? 

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« Reply #107 on: November 25, 2011, 11:33:28 AM »
No. The worst Bond movie I've seen.

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« Reply #108 on: November 25, 2011, 11:50:28 AM »

- Lazenby was a horrible actor in a great film.

I thought precisely the opposite.  I was real cool with Lazenby,  I just didn't like the movie. 

I agree too. I honestly couldn’t recall one interesting thing/scene from that movie, it made that little impression on me.
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« Reply #109 on: November 25, 2011, 01:41:38 PM »
Octopussy is fine. Even the worst Bond films are entertaining.

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« Reply #110 on: November 25, 2011, 02:29:27 PM »
Octopussy is fine. Even the worst Bond films are entertaining.

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« Reply #111 on: November 25, 2011, 02:31:38 PM »
Octopussy is fine. Even the worst Bond films are entertaining.
For the most part, I agree. Even Moonraker is kind of fun. Incredibly stupid, but fun.

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« Reply #112 on: November 25, 2011, 03:03:45 PM »
About 6 years ago I sat next to Richard Kiel on a flight from of all places Fresno to Chicago (apparently he lives pretty close to Fresno). I didn't want to bother him, but he mentioned that security was actually a pretty smooth experience; so after we exchanged small talk, I took the opportunity to stick out my hand and say "Let me say Mr. Kiel, it's a real pleasure to meet you." We chatted nearly the entire flight. He was really impressed that I knew his name. He said almost everyone he meets looks at him and says either "Wow! It's Jaws!" Or, "You're the guy with those teeth!" Or, he said most young people recognize him from Happy Gilmore. :lol I told him "I'll be honest with you. When I saw you at the gate what I thought of was, "I broke his freakin' neck!" (in reference to his infamous line from "The Longest Yard"). He laughed his ass off. I said his character "Samson" obviously had a bigger impact on my pop-culture psyche than "Jaws" did.  :lol
 He was a really cool guy. He said he has really bad acrophobia. So much so that he has to medicate himself before he gets on a plane, and he thanked me for talking with him because it helped take his mind off of his fear for the most part. That made me a little nervous actually. The guy is freaking massive. I kept thinking, if he loses his shit somewhere over Nebraska, I'm a dead man!  :lol
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« Reply #113 on: November 25, 2011, 03:48:20 PM »
Dude, that's fuckin awesome! I'd love to talk to him.

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« Reply #114 on: November 25, 2011, 05:09:27 PM »
About 6 years ago I sat next to Richard Kiel on a flight from of all places Fresno to Chicago (apparently he lives pretty close to Fresno). I didn't want to bother him, but he mentioned that security was actually a pretty smooth experience; so after we exchanged small talk, I took the opportunity to stick out my hand and say "Let me say Mr. Kiel, it's a real pleasure to meet you." We chatted nearly the entire flight. He was really impressed that I knew his name. He said almost everyone he meets looks at him and says either "Wow! It's Jaws!" Or, "You're the guy with those teeth!" Or, he said most young people recognize him from Happy Gilmore. :lol I told him "I'll be honest with you. When I saw you at the gate what I thought of was, "I broke his freakin' neck!" (in reference to his infamous line from "The Longest Yard"). He laughed his ass off. I said his character "Samson" obviously had a bigger impact on my pop-culture psyche than "Jaws" did.  :lol
 He was a really cool guy. He said he has really bad acrophobia. So much so that he has to medicate himself before he gets on a plane, and he thanked me for talking with him because it helped take his mind off of his fear for the most part. That made me a little nervous actually. The guy is freaking massive. I kept thinking, if he loses his shit somewhere over Nebraska, I'm a dead man!  :lol

Fucking amazing. I'd kill for an experience like that.


As I had mentioned in the black friday thread, in regard to Bond on blu-ray, I had bought For Your Eyes Only and Quantum of Solace a few months back. This week I grabbed the Dr. No/Live and Let Die/Die Another Day 3-pack, Thunderball, Man with the Golden Gun, The World is Not Enough and Casino Royale. My grandmother just let me order From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Moonraker and Licence to Kill as a gift. That's completes the series (so far available) for me...aside from Never Say Never Again (which technically doesn't count). But I own the dvd and will wait on that. I actually had only completed my dvd collection in the summer, after only having the volume 1 collection for the last ten years. Bond has gotten quite a bit of my money this year :P

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Re: The James Bond Thread
« Reply #115 on: May 01, 2012, 01:01:35 AM »
Time to revamp this thread!

FtBD7 and I are starting the James Bond marathon all over again. We started by watching Dr. No and From Russia With Love. It was awesome.
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« Reply #116 on: May 01, 2012, 09:09:11 AM »
I'm waiting to rewatch them till the Fall in anticipation for Skyfall.

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« Reply #117 on: May 01, 2012, 11:31:43 PM »
I watched QoS again a few weeks ago and the editing did not bother me as much this time.

Not the best story, but I think it's unfairly maligned in some circles.  Hopefully the next movie is more of a return to form.

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« Reply #118 on: May 02, 2012, 08:14:18 AM »
Bond is hanging out at my favorite spot in Istanbul for the presser, i'm jealy.
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« Reply #119 on: May 02, 2012, 12:07:38 PM »
QoS *is* better the second time but it's still nowhere near as good as CasinoRoyale.

Martin Campbell directed my two favourite bonds. GoldenEye and Casino Royale.

He should have done QoS.

plus Martin Campbell only has hit movies when theyre bond.  :loser:

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« Reply #120 on: May 02, 2012, 12:51:42 PM »
Agreed both that QoS is better on the second viewing, and that Casino Royale is still far better than it.
Fortunately, it sounds like Sam Mendes is going in the right direction with Skyfall.

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« Reply #121 on: May 02, 2012, 04:41:07 PM »
Aside from the Heineken nonsense, I'm excited for Skyfall. And no, I don't actually care that much. I realize they need money to make the movie.

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Re: The James Bond Thread
« Reply #123 on: May 21, 2012, 11:14:26 AM »
That trailer did nothing for me. It could have been a trailer for any other action movie, it didn't even feel like Bond.

But I'll probably go and see it anyway just because it's James Bond.
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« Reply #124 on: May 21, 2012, 11:43:55 AM »
The trailer didn't offer enough for me to make judgement call at this point, but I definitely will go and see it.

    Still haven't even seen QOS though.   I missed it in theaters, and because of the response I never got around to seeing it.
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« Reply #125 on: May 21, 2012, 11:43:57 AM »
It could have been a trailer for any other action movie, it didn't even feel like Bond.

For me it hasn't felt like Bond in a while. This might be the first Bond movie I haven't seen in the theaters since I was old enough to go to the movies without my parents.
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« Reply #126 on: August 12, 2012, 07:44:09 PM »
So, after years of putting it off, I finally watched Quantum of Solace. I always heard such horrible things, so I put it off, but I actually really liked it. It was like 2 hour non-stop action scene, which I can get down with.

I also enjoyed the subtle throwbacks such as the goldfinger nod with the girl covered in oil on the bed and The spy who loved me nod with the guy on the roof that falls to his death trying to hold 007's tie.

my only real nit pick is the main villain blew so hard. He came off as a weak, non-threatening wuss. Le Chef was interesting, but Greene was just awful. And the theme song was pretty bad as well.

Overall a cool movie, but Goldeneye will always be my favorite.
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« Reply #127 on: October 08, 2012, 12:21:27 PM »
Alright, let's get this thread going again! We're a month and a day away from the release of Skyfall and I wanna begin the countdown by simply posting a link to the film's official theme song, which I think is in the top 5 Bond theme songs.....just amazing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HKoqNJtMTQ

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« Reply #128 on: October 08, 2012, 01:28:21 PM »
Wow, that the first bond theme I've really genuinely enjoyed since Tomorrow Never dies. Adele's voice is perfectly suited for it and I'm getting a Goldfinger, Goldeneye vibe. Very powerful and passionate, but subtle at the same time.
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« Reply #129 on: October 08, 2012, 01:58:54 PM »
Amazing. I'm no Adele fan, but this song is great, and I can really see it working well in context of a Bond movie.
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« Reply #130 on: October 08, 2012, 02:52:46 PM »
If Argo wasn't comming out, Skyfall would undoubtedly be the movie I was most looking forward to. That being said, I can't fucking wait for this movie. It's looks so good.
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« Reply #131 on: October 08, 2012, 03:01:17 PM »
Amazing. I'm no Adele fan, but this song is great, and I can really see it working well in context of a Bond movie.

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« Reply #132 on: October 08, 2012, 03:05:03 PM »
Really excited about the new movie. Craig is probably my favorite Bond, and I am excited.

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« Reply #133 on: October 08, 2012, 06:56:22 PM »
It doesn't top Chris Cornell's theme, but it's not bad. I think they tried a little too hard to make it sound like a stereotypical Bond song.

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« Reply #134 on: October 08, 2012, 09:55:03 PM »
It doesn't top Chris Cornell's theme, but it's not bad. I think they tried a little too hard to make it sound like a stereotypical Bond song.

These are my thoughts. It's just the usual run of the mill cliche Bond theme. Not a fan of her voice either. It's a lot better than the QoS one, but it's pretty average. You Know My Name is the best recent one, because it sounds like Bond without trying too hard.
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« Reply #135 on: December 20, 2012, 11:05:34 AM »
I recently purchased the Bond 50 set, and it's awesome!

If I were to rank the Bond films I've seen:

1. Skyfall
2. Goldfinger
3. Goldeneye
4. The Man with the Golden Gun
5. Casino Royale
6. Dr. No
7. The Living Daylights
8. The World is Not Enough
9. Quantum of Solace
10. Die Another Day

I know I'm missing out on some of the classics, but my plan is to save some of the best for last. Skyfall at number 1 probably isn't much of a surprise, and I thought maybe I liked it so much because I just saw it in theaters and that feeling of watching a movie in theaters. However, it stuck with me, and I found it to be the most dramatic Bond yet. It was brilliant.

Quantum of Solace, I haven't seen since it was in theaters, and same with Die Another Day, so I'll rewatch those ASAP.

And yes, The Man with the Golden Gun is up there. That movie fucking owns, but it seems to get a lot of hate. Why??  :hat

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« Reply #136 on: December 20, 2012, 11:49:53 AM »
I recently purchased the Bond 50 set, and it's awesome!

If I were to rank the Bond films I've seen:

1. Skyfall
2. Goldfinger
3. Goldeneye
4. The Man with the Golden Gun
5. Casino Royale
6. Dr. No
7. The Living Daylights
8. The World is Not Enough
9. Quantum of Solace
10. Die Another Day

I know I'm missing out on some of the classics, but my plan is to save some of the best for last. Skyfall at number 1 probably isn't much of a surprise, and I thought maybe I liked it so much because I just saw it in theaters and that feeling of watching a movie in theaters. However, it stuck with me, and I found it to be the most dramatic Bond yet. It was brilliant.

Quantum of Solace, I haven't seen since it was in theaters, and same with Die Another Day, so I'll rewatch those ASAP.

And yes, The Man with the Golden Gun is up there. That movie fucking owns, but it seems to get a lot of hate. Why??  :hat

I know everyone has their opinions, which is awesome, but my god Quantum is the absolute worst Bond film.

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« Reply #137 on: December 20, 2012, 12:18:46 PM »
I'm going through them in order, and I just got done seeing OHMSS for the first time ever.   Ironically enough, that's actually a pretty good movie/story...the only real weak point is Bond himself.   And I don't think it was Lazenby's fault...I think his dialog was written poorly, and in addition, I just don't think Lazenby was into it.

Diana Rigg was incredible, Telly Savalas did his job fantastic.  The story itself was intriguing...the only thing missing was Bond. 

To be fair, I'm not sure Connery would have been a heck of a lot better in that time/place...because Connery wasn't really into the character anymore either...and I felt it showed on You Only Live Twice.   It was good...but after the first four (which are all classic) YOLT was starting to feel a bit like a caricature.

Looking forward to DAF though...just because I always thought Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd were both very comical, and yet very creepy.  Probably some nostalgia talking there.

After that, I get to rewatch the Moore movies...which are just SO hit and miss with me.   I remember liking FYEO quite a bit...but mostly despising the rest.  LALD is a Bond "blaxsploitation" film and just comes across as stupid.  MWTGG is underrated but forgettable.  (it's not as bad as everyone says it is...but it's just OK).   And to tell you the truth, I don't remember a single thing about Octopussy, because I havn't seen it since I saw it in the theater when it was first released....so that will be practically like seeing it for the first time again.      Beyond the Moore films... I've never seen DAD, but I heard that I'm not missing much.  I've also never seen QoS, so I'm reserving judgment on that one.

The ones I'm *really* looking forward to are the Timothy Dalton films, which are among my personal faves....and definitely the most underrated movies of the entire series...and Dalton is seriously the most underrated Bond. 

The ones I'm seriously dreading (but I'm a complete-ist, so I'll watch them anyway) are the aforementioned LALD, and of course the worst of them all...(shudder)..Moonraker.   
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« Reply #138 on: December 20, 2012, 12:24:38 PM »
....and I always used to hold up Thunderball as my favorite.  But I didn't like it as well this time around.   So far on this viewing, the one that has *really* stuck out at me as having all the pieces in place, was From Russia With Love. 
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« Reply #139 on: December 20, 2012, 12:31:55 PM »
I know everyone has their opinions, which is awesome, but my god Quantum is the absolute worst Bond film.
It really isn't.
I will probably never understand why some people hate QoS so much. Sure, it's definitely the weakest of the Craig films so far, and probably around the middle of the pack overall, but worst in the series? No. Not even close.

My opinion of the film has actually improved a bit each time I've seen it. Seeing it in theaters the first time, it was okay, but a bit underwhelming after Casino Royale. Seeing it again, knowing what the villain's plan was, it was actually more enjoyable than the first time. Yes, there are problems with it (largely due to the writers strike at the time), and some of the editing choices are less than stellar (overly frantic action scene editing, over the top location cards). Overall, it's a decent action film with some good moments, and good performances from most of the main cast. Craig's performance alone elevates it above some other Bond films.

If someone actually claims that it's worse than Die Another Day or Diamonds Are Forever, they haven't seen at least one of the films in question.

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The ones I'm *really* looking forward to are the Timothy Dalton films, which are among my personal faves....and definitely the most underrated movies of the entire series...and Dalton is seriously the most underrated Bond.
This I definitely agree with. Dalton is a fantastic Bond, and it's a shame that he didn't get to do a third film.