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« Reply #175 on: March 28, 2015, 11:09:05 AM »
im in on it, I am a Bond fanatic. This new one looks promising. It could be something very special
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« Reply #176 on: March 28, 2015, 04:36:43 PM »
I'm an obsessive Bond fan too.

I am sooooo fucking pumped for Spectre.....the way it's shaping up, it may be one of, if not the best Bond film of the modern age. The amazing cast, the locations, the car....it's all falling into place.

I'm particularly happy that they're heading back to the alps. Snow sequences are my fav in Bond  :tup
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« Reply #177 on: March 28, 2015, 04:46:33 PM »

I'm particularly happy that they're heading back to the alps. Snow sequences are my fav in Bond  :tup

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« Reply #178 on: March 28, 2015, 06:39:25 PM »
So is Waltz supposed to be Blofeld? That would actually be pretty damned cool. I was always a big ESB fan and CW is certainly fun to watch.

Personally, I dropped out of the whole Bond thing after FYEO. Not because it turned me off, it was a great flick, but because what I saw afterward was never my interest. For a while it turned into mostly action stuff, which isn't what I want in a Bond flick. With Craig it seemed to go away from that somewhat (at least with Casino Royale) but it still didn't really do it for me. With a return to SPECTRE as the opposition I'd certainly be interested in this.

Actually glad to see this, in fact, as I just saw the trailer for MI:WTFEver and it left a sour taste in my mouth.
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« Reply #179 on: March 29, 2015, 03:07:53 AM »
Actually glad to see this, in fact, as I just saw the trailer for MI:WTFEver and it left a sour taste in my mouth.

The Spectre trailer is far better and cooler for sure, but the Mission Impossible trailer looks pretty sweet too.
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« Reply #180 on: March 29, 2015, 03:42:53 AM »
Loved the new trailer. I think Christoph Waltz is a very, very good actor and I can't wait to see him play the villain in this movie. Javier Bardem was great in Skyfall but I can easily imagine Waltz topping Bardem's performance.

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« Reply #181 on: March 29, 2015, 11:39:01 AM »
So I've read 2 rumors online over the past year, both credible. The first is that Craig's next film (his 5th) will be his last. The second is that Spectre and the next film will be a 2-parter. So my friend and I were brainstorming ideas on where they will take the whole Spectre thing and we came up with a cool idea that we'd both like to see:

First he meets Mr. White/Quantum again and he reveals that Quantum is a branch of Spectre. Bond will encounter the organization and its lower members (henchmen) and finally Waltz's character, who is Number 2. He'll battle him throughout the film and defeat him. For an ending cliffhanger scene, 2 Spectre members enter a room and announce Number 2 has been eliminated. Then they show the back of Blofeld's head and a closeup of his fingers stroking the cat and then a cut to black, setting it up for the next film, where Bond will battle him.

Thus, Daniel Craig's run of Bond films has a complete story arc.

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« Reply #182 on: March 29, 2015, 01:45:57 PM »
Who would we like to play Blofeld?

Patrick Stewart ?
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« Reply #183 on: March 30, 2015, 07:10:25 AM »
I think Waltz will be Blofeld without a doubt

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« Reply #184 on: March 30, 2015, 08:24:14 AM »
Do something really ironic and cast Mike Myers as Blofeld.
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« Reply #185 on: March 30, 2015, 02:32:16 PM »
I am not as old as EB (sorry, bro) but my feelings about Bond are smiliar. But along with the action, though, it was why the action was happening. Was it happening to advance the plot, or was it more of Michael Bay-type action, for the sake of stuff blowing up. There was some intense action in Skyfall, but it seemed to all have its appropriate place within the movie and was paced well throughout, unlike, say, DAD, in which all the action got tedious, because at some point I lost interest in what the story was actually all about.

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« Reply #186 on: April 02, 2015, 12:29:20 PM »
Craig's next film (his 5th) will be his last.

I'm pretty sure there have only been THREE so far:

1) Casino Royale

2) Quantum of Solace

3) Skyfall

However, if the the next one is in two parts, then there WILL be a total of five, I guess.
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« Reply #187 on: April 02, 2015, 01:42:18 PM »
i assumed that meant next after Spectre, so 5th

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« Reply #188 on: April 02, 2015, 02:41:59 PM »
He's contracted for five, but the producers have said that Craig will be Bond for as long as he wants to be Bond.
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« Reply #189 on: April 02, 2015, 04:15:22 PM »
He's contracted for five, but the producers have said that Craig will be Bond for as long as he wants to be Bond.

True, but I remember Craig saying in an interview that he's ready to move on. So my guess is his total will be 5.

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« Reply #190 on: April 02, 2015, 04:35:47 PM »
Given that Skyfall was delayed due to MGM's financial troubles, by the time he gets to 5 films, that will have already been like 11 or 12 years as one character. That's a decent amount of time. Plus it would be good to go out on top with a strong series of movies (I'll excuse QoS due to the writer's strike) with a cohesive flow.
And he's already 47, so maybe he doesn't want to be playing Bond well into his 50s. Roger Moore held on till age 58, and he definitely seemed too old by then.

I think 5 movies will be just right.
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« Reply #191 on: April 02, 2015, 04:40:06 PM »
Given that Skyfall was delayed due to MGM's financial troubles, by the time he gets to 5 films, that will have already been like 11 or 12 years as one character. That's a decent amount of time. Plus it would be good to go out on top with a strong series of movies (I'll excuse QoS due to the writer's strike) with a cohesive flow.
And he's already 47, so maybe he doesn't want to be playing Bond well into his 50s. Roger Moore held on till age 58, and he definitely seemed too old by then.

I think 5 movies will be just right.

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« Reply #192 on: April 02, 2015, 04:41:19 PM »
Goddammit.  I hate when you're rational.  I've got nothing to say.

Luckily this isn't a problem you have to deal with often.
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« Reply #193 on: April 02, 2015, 04:43:27 PM »
Thankfully you and I have much fodder between ourselves to work with.  I loved Skyfall and look forward to the next installment.
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« Reply #194 on: April 02, 2015, 04:47:51 PM »
I loved Skyfall too, and I liked the more classic direction they took it to set up future movies. I also look forward to seeing Batista away from wrestling. :biggrin:
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« Reply #195 on: April 02, 2015, 04:51:28 PM »
I loved Skyfall too, and I liked the more classic direction they took it to set up future movies. I also look forward to seeing Batista away from wrestling. :biggrin:

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« Reply #196 on: April 02, 2015, 04:54:33 PM »
Nope, and I don't plan to. But I'm glad it did well for him.
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« Reply #197 on: April 02, 2015, 04:57:24 PM »
Nope, and I don't plan to. But I'm glad it did well for him.

Damn man, it was a good movie!
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« Reply #198 on: April 02, 2015, 05:36:59 PM »
Agreed. I resisted seeing it - but it's so good.
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« Reply #199 on: April 02, 2015, 05:39:35 PM »
Goddammit.  I hate when you're rational.  I've got nothing to say.

Luckily this isn't a problem you have to deal with often.

Did I read it here or on another forum ? Someone else said that assuming that Spectre is the set up and the *next* film ( Bond 25 after all ) is the big climax -

- 5 films could be perfect and actually have an arc through all 5 films with recurring characters. Five Movies, Bond 25. The perfect time to bow out for D.C.

Casino Royale - Quantum Of Solace ( it's not as bad as Die Another Day ) - SkyFall - Spectre - Bond 25.


I'd love either Sam Mendes to complete his trilogy OR get Martin Campbell in for one last bond as it's a milestone. His Bond films are my top 2 :

1. Goldeneye
2. Casino Royale
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« Reply #200 on: April 02, 2015, 08:20:30 PM »
He's contracted for five, but the producers have said that Craig will be Bond for as long as he wants to be Bond.

True, but I remember Craig saying in an interview that he's ready to move on. So my guess is his total will be 5.

Actually, I posted that with the intent of indicating that he might leave after Spectre and just do four films.

I've heard some rumors that indicate this film will likely act as the final culmination of his Bond's overall character arc and that future Bond films will go back to the usual episodic formula that they had before Craig's run in the tux.
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« Reply #201 on: April 03, 2015, 01:27:02 AM »
I don't think Quantum of Solace was a bad movie. I didn't really like it the first time I saw it, but it has defnetely improved after watching it again. It's still Craig's least good Bond-movie, but I quite like it.
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« Reply #202 on: April 03, 2015, 11:19:18 AM »
I don't think Quantum of Solace was a bad movie. I didn't really like it the first time I saw it, but it has defnetely improved after watching it again. It's still Craig's least good Bond-movie, but I quite like it.
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« Reply #203 on: April 03, 2015, 01:32:20 PM »

Since everybody could not stop talking shit on it at the time of its release, I put off watching it for a couple years, but when I finally got around to watching it, I was really pleasantly surprised. Besides a fairly weak villain, I really like QoS.
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« Reply #204 on: April 04, 2015, 01:02:55 PM »
I liked QoS when I first saw it and then liked it less and less with each repeated viewing. One of the biggest issues with the film is that it really only works as an extended epilogue to a far better film (Casino Royale). It just doesn't hold up well on its own at all.
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« Reply #205 on: April 04, 2015, 02:26:49 PM »
QoS is my least fav Bond film, dead last. Not Craig's fault though, he's tied with Connery for my fav actor.

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« Reply #206 on: April 04, 2015, 03:17:32 PM »
The editing at the end of QoS was horrendous, especially when dealing with the villain. I don't remember the particulars since its been years since I saw the movie but I remember the ending being very quick, bad, and almost deus ex machina.

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« Reply #207 on: April 04, 2015, 05:30:15 PM »
QoS is my least fav Bond film, dead last. Not Craig's fault though, he's tied with Connery for my fav actor.

It's a lesser Bond film, but there have been far, far worse entries in the series I think. Roger Moore had several disasters, Connery had two stinkers and Brosnan had two or three misses too.
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« Reply #208 on: April 04, 2015, 05:53:46 PM »
I don't understand how you can say that Moore had disasters and then not apply the same term or worse to Brosnan for Die Another Day.
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« Reply #209 on: April 04, 2015, 06:02:49 PM »
I don't understand how you can say that Moore had disasters and then not apply the same term or worse to Brosnan for Die Another Day.

I was including DAD in my "misses." It just happens to be a HUGE miss on Brosnan's part. That said, I still rank at least Moonraker below it. That film... is wrong. It's wrong on so many levels. Funny enough, the original book Moonraker bears more resemblance to the plot of DAD than it does the film that shares its name, though the book is vastly superior to either film.

That said, the Bond film that earns the most hatred and scorn from me is You Only Live Twice. It's not the worst Bond film ever, by any means, but it committed the greatest sin of the series: tossing away the story of the original book and replacing it with a standard Bond romp. Normally I'm not one to care much about the differences between a film and the book that it spawned from, but it's sacrilege in the case of YOLT. The book isn't like any other Bond story out there and was by far the most original and creative work from Ian Fleming in the series.
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