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Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

A Serious Candidate For a Serious Time


Skyfall was nonsense, but then again we are talking about Bond films so- eh.

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Cnut the Great
Mar 30, 2014


Kuato posted:

I was excited for Quantum of Solace and it effectively killed my interest in 007; I even have that Bond Blu Ray box set and have opted not to watch anything after it. Does the quality improve at all? I might check Skyfall out one of these days.

Skyfall and SPECTRE are both really good movies taken as pieces of pure cinema but they both have completely nonsensical plots as well as other issues. I like both of them.

SciFiDownBeat
Jun 19, 2012
HAIKOOLIGAN


Casino Royale > Skyfall > QoS > Spectre

I actually didn't like Casino Royale at first because the film was paced and edited very quickly. Plus the sound mixing was off, it's tough to understand the dialogue some points

Spectre was just irredeemable trash

Necc0
Jun 30, 2005

by exmarx


Broken Cake

Kuato posted:

I was excited for Quantum of Solace and it effectively killed my interest in 007; I even have that Bond Blu Ray box set and have opted not to watch anything after it. Does the quality improve at all? I might check Skyfall out one of these days.

Quantum of Solace was so bad it's hard to find anyone who even remembers it. I saw it stone sober and by the next day could barely recall any of it. My mind immediately threw it in the garbage bin where it belonged.

So yeah I'm pretty sure it's bad but gently caress knows if anyone here will be able to tell you why.

thathonkey
Jul 17, 2012
Probation
Can't post for 3719 days!


Shredded Hen

Kuato posted:

I was excited for Quantum of Solace and it effectively killed my interest in 007; I even have that Bond Blu Ray box set and have opted not to watch anything after it. Does the quality improve at all? I might check Skyfall out one of these days.

They get better but casino royale is still by far the best of the craig bonds in my professional opinion

A Strange Aeon
Mar 26, 2010

You are now a slimy little toad


Skyfall felt like they were trying to be Dark Knight or something. The siege didn't really feel very Bondsy to me.

Spectre was really strange in trying to tie the previous Craig films together but with no real payoff from doing so.

Also the inexplicable torture device that has no effect on Bond, even though he gets pieces of his brain drilled out.

phasmid
Jan 16, 2015

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I haven't seen Spectre, but the clip I saw was supposedly the Blofeld reveal and they can loving have it. How does that poo poo compare with Donald Pleasance soft-spoken archfiend or Charles Gray's boistrous clone-crazy diamond-powered-laser guy? Or even the first appearance in Thunderball, where it's just some Orwellian no-face petting his immortal persian cat?

Pffft.

SciFiDownBeat
Jun 19, 2012
HAIKOOLIGAN


For all the movies Christoph Waltz has been in, it seems like Quentin Tarantino is the only director who knows how to use him (which is fitting since he's the one who discovered Waltz in the first place). The Green Hornet, Horrible Bosses 2, Big Eyes, Spectre of course...

Shame that Waltz has stated he doesn't want to work with Tarantino again because he's afraid of becoming one of "his people"

fake edit: in looking up his filmography I learned he worked with noted child molestor Roman Polanski so Waltz can go gently caress himself

Necc0
Jun 30, 2005

by exmarx


Broken Cake

SciFiDownBeat posted:

For all the movies Christoph Waltz has been in, it seems like Quentin Tarantino is the only director who knows how to use him (which is fitting since he's the one who discovered Waltz in the first place). The Green Hornet, Horrible Bosses 2, Big Eyes, Spectre of course...

Shame that Waltz has stated he doesn't want to work with Tarantino again because he's afraid of becoming one of "his people"

fake edit: in looking up his filmography I learned he worked with noted child molestor Roman Polanski so Waltz can go gently caress himself

Tarantino generally seems to be pretty good for actors' careers I don't think that's his real reason. Maybe he's foot-shy

phasmid
Jan 16, 2015

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Necc0 posted:

Tarantino generally seems to be pretty good for actors' careers I don't think that's his real reason. Maybe he's foot-shy

If the shoe fits you must wear it.

reignofevil
Nov 7, 2008


LGD posted:

Have you seen either of the modern OSS 117 movies?

No. Should I?

LGD
Sep 25, 2004



reignofevil posted:

No. Should I?

Probably! I mean they're not high art, and it helps a lot if you're at least passingly familiar with 20th century French history, but they're pretty fun parodies that get a lot of mileage from the main character's extreme chauvinism.

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let it mellow
Jun 1, 2000



Dinosaur Gum

Muttonchips posted:

Sean Connery was not that good. He was sexist as gently caress, didn't have that much sex appeal, and his movies did not age well. At all.

When all the baby boomers die here's how the world will remember.

1. Timothy Dalton
2. Daniel Craig
3. Pierce Brosnan

I just want everyone to realize once again how bad this goddamn post is

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