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"Skyfall (Mendes, 2012)"
Thu Nov-08-12 11:18 AM by ZooTown74

  

          

This IS the official movie post, because I just made it so

Anyway, here's the first trailer:

http://youtu.be/A82nMyFLdtQ

Even if it looked like doggie doo, I'm there. Luckily, it doesn't.

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Subject Author Message Date ID
That's a phenomenal trailer
May 21st 2012
1
even after the last two
May 27th 2012
9
YEA NIGGGAAAA!!!!
May 21st 2012
2
Content is standard... but ooh wee, that Deakins cinematography.
May 21st 2012
3
co-sign to infinity
May 22nd 2012
6
Yeah, I'm there regardless
May 21st 2012
4
i'm in
May 21st 2012
5
Awesome....plus Deakins cinematography? Must watch
May 22nd 2012
7
Bad
May 27th 2012
8
International Trailer
Jul 31st 2012
10
Ooh shit. I'll be there.
Jul 31st 2012
11
On a side note: Why has Connery not been cast as a villain yet?
Aug 01st 2012
12
Idk how this would be possible:
Aug 01st 2012
13
They can't keep cameos under wraps.
Aug 01st 2012
14
One of the main Bond draws is the villian. c'mon, man.
Oct 16th 2012
18
he retired
Nov 08th 2012
32
2:23
Oct 16th 2012
15
it is
Oct 16th 2012
16
:D
Oct 16th 2012
17
RE: 2:23
Oct 17th 2012
19
Well obviously - I'm in..lol
Oct 17th 2012
20
97% on RT so far.
Oct 22nd 2012
21
The ptp fun police are gonna have a field day with this one
Nov 08th 2012
22
Is it critical to watch Quantum first?
Nov 08th 2012
23
Naw
Nov 08th 2012
24
Matinee tomorrow it is
Nov 08th 2012
25
you have to watch Quantum IMMEDIATELY after Casino tho
Nov 08th 2012
26
      It picks up immediately after but I still don't think I'd dig it much mo...
Nov 08th 2012
27
           well i'm actually hoping this one resolves that
Nov 08th 2012
31
                This flick doesn't tackle Quantum at all.
Nov 09th 2012
40
                     awesome
Nov 09th 2012
42
I smiled everytime Naomie was on screen
Nov 08th 2012
28
Oh yeah, opening credits were cool & the Heinekens didn't ruin it.
Nov 08th 2012
29
... huh? I'd argue it's more fun than the last two. (no spoilers)
Nov 08th 2012
33
      Mendes is mostly gloom & doom
Nov 08th 2012
34
           I thought it was Mendes' best direction to date, likely because...
Nov 08th 2012
35
                I think so too. Either this or Road to Perdition.
Nov 08th 2012
36
BTW, they've already hired John Logan to write the next two
Nov 08th 2012
30
3rd best Bond film. And Roger Deakins shot the fuck outta this movie.
Nov 08th 2012
37
so glad to hear this!
Nov 08th 2012
38
They really did a great job revamping this franchise
Nov 09th 2012
39
how did the walter ppk look? got beyond excited when i saw
Nov 10th 2012
47
Are y'all joking about Javier Barden!?!?!?
Nov 11th 2012
68
My extended thoughts:
Nov 09th 2012
41
Loved it.
Nov 09th 2012
43
it was so beautiful just to look at.
Nov 09th 2012
44
yeah, it was gorgeous
Nov 10th 2012
52
shanghai scenes = beautifully magnificent
Nov 10th 2012
53
dude
Nov 16th 2012
142
Judy
Nov 10th 2012
45
plot was fantastic imo. I'm falling outta love with Daniel Craig tho
Nov 10th 2012
46
I think his disdain for the role is starting to show.
Nov 10th 2012
49
a FEW more?!! i don't think I can handle that... he needs to perk up
Nov 10th 2012
50
RE: I think his disdain for the role is starting to show.
Nov 11th 2012
61
      I agree; if anything, it looks like he's starting to get into it more
Nov 11th 2012
63
he looks more like a goon than he does Bond
Dec 26th 2012
158
it dragged in places
Nov 10th 2012
48
Is this movie as shaky as Quantum?
Nov 10th 2012
51
Skyfall
Nov 10th 2012
55
      good analysis
Nov 10th 2012
57
      Good Read...
Nov 11th 2012
66
loved that sam and javier took javier's character where they did,
Nov 10th 2012
54
Certainly enjoyable. And Deakins must shoot any project I do.
Nov 10th 2012
56
i agree with all of this
Nov 12th 2012
97
saw that ho in IMAX last night
Nov 10th 2012
58
skyfall (spoiler?)
Nov 10th 2012
59
      thank you
Nov 11th 2012
60
Looked so much like INCEPTION I forgot what movie I was watching
Nov 11th 2012
62
Ummm it jacked The Dark Knight Returns more than Inception
Nov 11th 2012
67
      we counted a good half dozen Inception-spots during first viewing
Nov 11th 2012
70
           are you a crack cocaine addict?
Nov 11th 2012
73
           Really? Wow.
Nov 11th 2012
74
                you are the worst person
Nov 12th 2012
79
                     RJ, Mewelde Moore not having a good year
Nov 12th 2012
89
           this list is kind of questionable...
Nov 11th 2012
75
           RE: this list is kind of questionable...
Nov 12th 2012
           have you never seen a bond movie before?
Jan 09th 2013
159
THE DARK BOND RETURNS!!! (SPOILERZ)
Nov 11th 2012
64
JB bit Batman's style...and made it fresher
Nov 12th 2012
76
You can't "bite" and make it "fresher"
Nov 12th 2012
87
RE: THE DARK BOND RETURNS!!! (SPOILERZ)
Nov 12th 2012
77
^
Nov 12th 2012
85
Uhh I read several books, seen every film, idiot
Nov 12th 2012
86
RE: THE DARK BOND RETURNS!!! (SPOILERZ)
Nov 12th 2012
99
the Joker/Silva wanted to be caught!..said the same thing lol
Nov 12th 2012
98
solid
Nov 11th 2012
65
WAIT -- YALL LIKED THIS DUMB BITING SHIT!?!?!?
Nov 11th 2012
69
Daniel Craig Bond movies: CR > SF > QoS
Nov 11th 2012
71
I thought it was one of the best Bond films yet
Nov 11th 2012
72
James Bond 007 in The Dark Knight Rises. (spoilers)
Nov 12th 2012
78
I'm leaving the god damned internet.
Nov 12th 2012
80
lol you're so upset. just making things up out of whole cloth.
Nov 12th 2012
81
you were reminded of batman
Nov 12th 2012
90
      RJ -- Bardem literally was the Joker
Nov 12th 2012
91
      <<<not doing this with you
Nov 12th 2012
93
      Bardem was the Joker, RJ. Literally
Nov 12th 2012
96
      wrong, dummy..he was Hannibal Lecter
Nov 14th 2012
132
      forgot who i was responding to. my bad nm
Nov 12th 2012
101
The orphan part was less bad than the Joker part
Nov 12th 2012
82
just stop with the orphan angle comparison
Nov 12th 2012
84
Doesn't matter. It was still bitten.
Nov 12th 2012
88
      Doesn't matter? Of course it fucking matters...
Nov 12th 2012
92
           Jesus Christ.
Nov 12th 2012
94
um: NO
Nov 12th 2012
95
you're welcome?
Nov 12th 2012
100
      once again...NO
Nov 12th 2012
104
RE: James Bond 007 in The Dark Knight Rises. (spoilers)
Nov 12th 2012
103
Best Bond Ever.
Nov 12th 2012
83
RE: Best Bond Opening Ever.
Nov 12th 2012
102
put me to sleep, honestly...D+
Nov 12th 2012
105
"Sam Mendes Took Direct Inspiration From Nolan's 'Dark Knight' Films"
Nov 12th 2012
106
Interesting. So "inspiration" gives you a pass to directly bite?
Nov 12th 2012
107
RE: Interesting. So "inspiration" gives you a pass to directly bite?
Nov 12th 2012
108
Did you both even read the article?
Nov 12th 2012
110
      Son -- IT WAS A DIRECT FUCKING BITE IN EVERY FUCKING WAY!!!
Nov 12th 2012
111
Ha. Apparently they wanted to cast Sean C as the gamekeeper.
Nov 12th 2012
109
I just saw this tonight and I kid you not,
Nov 12th 2012
112
Is this worth seeing in IMAX?
Nov 13th 2012
113
I wish I had. Some grand scenes and great cinematography throughout.
Nov 13th 2012
114
RE: Is this worth seeing in IMAX?
Nov 13th 2012
115
I thought it was long and boring
Nov 13th 2012
116
^^^actually watched the movie
Nov 13th 2012
117
omg address the BITING RjMewelde
Nov 13th 2012
118
Do people actually think Nolan himself isn't
Nov 14th 2012
125
      RE: Do people actually think Nolan himself isn't
Nov 14th 2012
130
Nigga made a joke about the bourbon. SMH.
Nov 13th 2012
119
in Bond's defense
Nov 13th 2012
122
Bond absolutely is a sociopath
Nov 13th 2012
123
For all making TDK/INCEPTION comparison.
Nov 13th 2012
120
RE: For all making TDK/INCEPTION comparison.
Nov 14th 2012
131
Bardem is a butt-fugly blonde.
Nov 13th 2012
121
it's a complete Dark Knight rip-off...but i liked it
Nov 13th 2012
124
Can someone make a laundry list of the Dark Knight similarities?
Nov 14th 2012
126
RE: Can someone make a laundry list of the Dark Knight similarities?
Nov 14th 2012
128
the only moment that felt TDK to me
Nov 14th 2012
135
The dishonest on display here is sickening.
Nov 15th 2012
138
      based troll, bye.
Nov 15th 2012
139
Not quite what I had in mind as far as the fun police field day but...
Nov 14th 2012
127
must've went in with too high expectations.
Nov 14th 2012
129
^^^^clearly an asshole who knows nothing about movies
Nov 14th 2012
134
      RE: ^^^^clearly an asshole who knows nothing about movies
Nov 15th 2012
140
Shit got real....
Nov 14th 2012
133
awful/awesome
Nov 17th 2012
148
the same Bond as always.
Nov 14th 2012
136
Q&A with Sam Mendes
Nov 15th 2012
137
who was the cinematographer?
Nov 16th 2012
141
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005683/
Nov 16th 2012
144
      thank you
Nov 17th 2012
147
oh and Bardem played it to the HILT
Nov 16th 2012
143
http://tinyurl.com/cu3qvhm
Nov 17th 2012
145
      No.
Nov 17th 2012
146
      from another movie u hate: you are furious lol
Nov 18th 2012
150
the "skyfall" sequence was amazing....AMAZING
Nov 18th 2012
149
RE: Skyfail
Dec 01st 2012
151
Middle was pretty great, first and last half hours were rough.
Dec 08th 2012
152
Didn't pick up on the Nolan biting
Dec 09th 2012
153
*spoiler*
Dec 16th 2012
157
Best part was the Home Alone style action at the end
Dec 09th 2012
154
Shit was boring. Also...(spoiler question)
Dec 10th 2012
155
RE: Am i the only one who thinks Emma Thompson
Dec 11th 2012
156
the movie was fantastic.
Jan 09th 2013
160
finally got around to this.
Mar 19th 2013
161

mrshow
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1. "That's a phenomenal trailer"
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Im still always a bit skeptical about new Bond flicks but this has me feeling optimistic.

  

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9. "even after the last two"
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>Im still always a bit skeptical about new Bond flicks but
>this has me feeling optimistic.

i quite enjoyed the last two movies.

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2. "YEA NIGGGAAAA!!!!"
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Looks like Mendes kilt it!

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3. "Content is standard... but ooh wee, that Deakins cinematography."
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They'll have me there just for that. Deakins = God.

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6. "co-sign to infinity"
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> Deakins = God.

  

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4. "Yeah, I'm there regardless"
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They made this movie fast as shit.

  

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5. "i'm in"
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i will still weakly proclaim my disappointment in a ham faced real actor in the role
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7. "Awesome....plus Deakins cinematography? Must watch "
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8. "Bad"
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Ass

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Quantum Solace has it's moments but they're few & far between. A lot of great talent involved with this one so I've got high hopes.

  

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10. "International Trailer"
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http://youtu.be/vgr2syY_OU4

Bardem's hair is questionable, he looks like he's about to go "WHOOO!" and break out into Tutti Frutti

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11. "Ooh shit. I'll be there."
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Bardem's at his best with ridiculous hair, so that doesn't bother me.

  

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12. "On a side note: Why has Connery not been cast as a villain yet?"
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Him, Moore, or Dalton would be a great "Oh shit" reveal as the big bad, if they managed to keep it under wraps during shooting.

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13. "Idk how this would be possible:"
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if they managed to keep it under wraps during
>shooting.

some crew member would just get way to excited.

  

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14. "They can't keep cameos under wraps."
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No way they could ever keep a full on villain a secret. Nevermind that there's no way the studio would want to since Bond vs. Bond would be a huge selling point.

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18. "One of the main Bond draws is the villian. c'mon, man."
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32. "he retired"
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15. "2:23"
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The reviews that are trickling in are saying that it's dope as fuck

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16. "it is"
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"i smack clowns with nouns, punch herbs with verbs..."

  

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17. ":D"
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19. "RE: 2:23"
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>The reviews that are trickling in are saying that it's dope
>as fuck

Just got my tickets! Can't wait to see this movie!!

  

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20. "Well obviously - I'm in..lol"
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21. "97% on RT so far."
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A lot of critics that bashed QoS seem to really dig Skyfall. I didn't mind the last one so much, but it was definitely a departure from Casino Royale. I can see why it was panned by a lot of people, but Daniel Craig was still cold as fuck. Most people don't like Bond going too dark. I'd rather QoS than the ridiculous comedy of many of the Moore era films.

  

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22. "The ptp fun police are gonna have a field day with this one"
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I liked it. But it's dark, depressing & lacking a lot of the usual Bond quips. Some of them are still there but they just didn't really work as well here.

The cast worked their ass off & everyone impressed. Daniel Craig still dominates & displays great range throughout. Whishaw's Q left a bit to be desired but I'm sure he'll grow into the role in the future. Fiennes & Finney owned their limited screen time. Bérénice Marlohe is one of the better Bond boos in recent memory. Glad to see her attached to the next Malick movie. That damn dame Judi Dench is so good she takes a lot of the focus away from Bardem. Silva's no Chigurh, but there's 2 scenes that stand toe to toe. The rest is more run of the mill rogue gallery villainy. Naomie Harris is a highlight delight.

Good score & cinematography. Awesome opening action sequence & a few other exciting set pieces as well. The Shanghai segment might've been my favorite.










*mini spoiler below*





















Since it looks like Harris will be back in a familiar role, as good as Craig is & has been so far, I couldn't help but hope to see Idris step in to take over after. It seems like they're starting to go in new direction but it also looks like Craig has at least another 2 flicks under his belt. Let Danny Boyle & Chris Nolan direct those next two & then bring on The Black Bond (c)Nas

  

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23. "Is it critical to watch Quantum first?"
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I got bored with it...quickly...and didn't finish.

  

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24. "Naw"
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>I got bored with it...quickly...and didn't finish.

I liked certain scenes but was also bored in between. Skyfall is longer & starts to drag a bit in the third act but overall it's better.

  

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25. "Matinee tomorrow it is"
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have to burn PTO like a mofo in a month and half, might as well.

  

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26. "you have to watch Quantum IMMEDIATELY after Casino tho"
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it makes Quantum a ton better and make way more sense

  

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27. "It picks up immediately after but I still don't think I'd dig it much mo..."
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watchin em back to back. Mostly because CR's still the better movie out of those two

>it makes Quantum a ton better and make way more sense

I like the revenge tale but it needed a better villain

  

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31. "well i'm actually hoping this one resolves that"
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that guy was such a mid-boss

but honestly i'm not really comparing the two. they're coming off to me as more of a series so i'm taking them as a set

we'll see what i think Friday tho

i would recommend watching Quantum again just so it can be fresh.

  

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40. "This flick doesn't tackle Quantum at all."
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And while I do feel there's a missed opportunity to wrap things up in a satisfying manner there, at the same time this new movie is so good you're likely to not care.

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42. "awesome"
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does it set up another movie?
i'm fine either way
just curious

  

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28. "I smiled everytime Naomie was on screen"
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Black chicks with English accents....

Good flick though!
I really wanted to see how they did the opening credits with Adele's theme and was not disappointed at all.
Bardem was good as the villain.
Daniel Craig has become Bond with htis one.

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29. "Oh yeah, opening credits were cool & the Heinekens didn't ruin it."
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I thought originally they were trying to replace the martini & couldn't wait to boo it. The product placement in those 2 scenes wasn't too bad & the nod/cheers to the martini before the Shanghai fight was tight

>Black chicks with English accents....

She was hurtin that red dress too

>Good flick though!
>I really wanted to see how they did the opening credits with
>Adele's theme and was not disappointed at all.
>Bardem was good as the villain.
>Daniel Craig has become Bond with htis one.

Yeah he's right up there with Connery. I rewatched Goldfinger recently & it's tough to pick who's better overall. Could've been cool if they let Sean cameo as Kincade but I get why they didn't. Finney was fantastic all the same.

  

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33. "... huh? I'd argue it's more fun than the last two. (no spoilers)"
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The tone of it isn't nearly as dark as the tone Nolan sets for the Batmans, if that's what you're suggesting in regards to the "fun police." Nor should it be-- Bond is meant to be fun. And this one is LOADS of fun. Just because the plotline is more "personal" than usual Bond plots doesn't make it morose or overly serious.

I mean, shit, he beds more women in this one than the last two combined, and I'd say there are more quips in this film than the last two as well. I found myself laughing out loud a *lot.*

The star of them is Roger Deakins. The lighting in particular is phenomenal. Many of those sequences are among the most gorgeous of the year.

Bardem is terrific too as a very different villain than his usual fare. Again, loved it.

I really loved the film overall and thought it was an absolute blast. Not sure why you'd think people would find it to be "dark." Because Bond grows beard stubble? Because MI-6 struggles? *shrug* Still plenty of action, one-liners, and treacherous monologues throughout all of that.

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34. "Mendes is mostly gloom & doom"
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I don't think he switched his style up much for the sake of a fun Bond either. Especially in regrads to M & Silva's backstory. Worked for me though & I'm glad it did for you too.

  

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35. "I thought it was Mendes' best direction to date, likely because..."
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... it didn't feel overly heady or cold. It's quite kinetic, quippy, and although it does have its gut-punch moments, so should every good thriller. I think this spy genre really suited his strengths while making it a necessity to leave behind what many perceive to be his weaknesses.

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36. "I think so too. Either this or Road to Perdition."
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The DP's deserve a lot of credit for both as well

  

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30. "BTW, they've already hired John Logan to write the next two"
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And they're apparently a two-film arc

Which I guess Casino and Quantum weren't

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37. "3rd best Bond film. And Roger Deakins shot the fuck outta this movie."
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Solid story, Javier Bardem kills it as the villain, the photography and direction are incredible, and this sets up the Craig Bond universe so now we can have all the classic Bond shit in the next one. Liked that the gadgets came back. Liked that Q came back. Liked that we have a new Moneypenny. Loved that there's danger and death even before Javier shows up (which isn't till halfway through).

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38. "so glad to hear this!"
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yeah the cinematography looked amazing in the trailer- I can't wait
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39. "They really did a great job revamping this franchise"
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47. "how did the walter ppk look? got beyond excited when i saw"
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it in the trailer..haha
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68. "Are y'all joking about Javier Barden!?!?!?"
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41. "My extended thoughts:"
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http://www.examiner.com/review/skyfall-this-time-for-bond-it-s-personal

If you don't feel like reading that, my thoughts are up above in reply to Jigga as well. Although, clicking that link gets me paid. So if you don't mind, I'd love you forever.

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43. "Loved it. "
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Especially the slight 'Samurai Fiction' homage in Shanghai.

  

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44. "it was so beautiful just to look at. "
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absolutely loved it.

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52. "yeah, it was gorgeous"
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53. "shanghai scenes = beautifully magnificent"
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But yeah overall Deakins killed it!
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142. "dude"
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sky fall was ridiculous
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45. "Judy"
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:(

  

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46. " plot was fantastic imo. I'm falling outta love with Daniel Craig tho"
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He just doesn't have it. I like the edge he brings to Bond, but he
has ZERO charisma.

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49. "I think his disdain for the role is starting to show."
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He's openly admitted to wanting out of the Bond franchise but he's under contract for a few more.
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50. "a FEW more?!! i don't think I can handle that... he needs to perk up"
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61. "RE: I think his disdain for the role is starting to show."
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>He's openly admitted to wanting out of the Bond franchise but
>he's under contract for a few more.

He just recently signed on for more films. It was his choice, so I'm not sure how this translates to disdain. Daniel was the one that recruited Sam Mendes & Javier Bardem.

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63. "I agree; if anything, it looks like he's starting to get into it more"
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158. "he looks more like a goon than he does Bond"
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48. "it dragged in places"
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it did

also got a little too navel gazey (separate from the slowness) the few fights however, were by far the best choreographed of the daniel craig bond era.

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51. "Is this movie as shaky as Quantum?"
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n/m

  

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55. "Skyfall"
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The Bond Franchise. One of my absolute favorites. The James Bond character has always been one of my personal role models. I have always looked up to this character and have even taken on some of his mannerisms. The dude is just one cool-ass mofo. Daniel Craig is a solid James Bond. He has the aura, but I do wish they'd give him more desire for some fun in his life.

I LOOOOOVVEE me some Naomie Harris. I was geeked to hear she would be a Bond girl. I would absolutely love to just have a night of dinner, a movie, and dancing with her. It'd be a highlight of my life. Okay, now that i got my "Stan-istic" stuff out of the way lol, there's the movie....."SkyFall".

Overall, the movie was okay. It wasn't great, it wasn't bad. It was okay, and leaning on the side of good more than bad. I was a little disappointed because I really like the Bond franchise a lot.

The acting performances were all solid, although i was just a little disappointed in Javier Bardem's character as a Bond villain. The character was ambiguously maybe-might be gay. I know I know, it did make it a little interesting, but the character seemed a little forced and not natural. There were moments when he was clearly acting like a movie villain instead of just being one. All other performances were solid.

The action was pretty good mostly, but there were some moments that slowed down a little too much, so expect a few pockets of blandness. It was a little longer than necessary and could have been easily taken care of in editing. There wasn't any new interesting "Bond Gadgets" either. I was hoping there would be. Especially in our age of technology. The movie was shot very nicely. Some awesome awesome shots and scenes were captured for this movie. Very nicely done. There were some very pretty scenes and beautiful colors to see.

For Bond enthusiasts, SkyFall is definitely worth checking out because there are so many changes and long term implications that happen for the Bond franchise in this one. But for average moviegoers who are looking for a good movie to watch, SkyFall is okay, and may do the trick, but for some it may just be on the "it was okay, but i coulda waited for DVD" level.




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57. "good analysis"
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it was either this or lincoln this weekend and i choose lincoln.
i'll wait to see this on dvd.


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66. "Good Read..."
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But I meant the camera work. I got nauseous watching Quantum because the camera kept shaking so much.

But if there were less action scenes and beautifully shot, I'm going to take that it wasn't as shaky.

  

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54. "loved that sam and javier took javier's character where they did,"
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i thought it was new,fresh and interesting
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56. "Certainly enjoyable. And Deakins must shoot any project I do."
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And while it's not as allegedly dour and dark and depressing as the Nolan Batmans, it's certainly not as fun as The Avengers and is actually quite solemn, almost mournful, even with the one-liners. Death and thoughts of death permeate the movie; of course it starts with that crazy chase, which ends with M saying "Agent down," then cutting right to the mournful (and actually quite wonderful) Adele theme song. Of course, this theme of death and getting older didn't actually take away from my enjoyment of the film; just added a little welcomed bit of gravitas to it.

However, the literal sense of time is actually confusing to me, given the reboot with Casino Royale. Everyone around Bond is younger, or a new model of someone else (ie, the new M), but how much older is James Bond supposed to be than these new people? I'm asking while fully admitting that I forgot how old he was supposed to be in Casino Royale, and whether or not he had been a long-established agent at the start of that movie. Pay no mind to this note, just rambling.

Anyway, Bardem made a wonderful villain. And it's not like he did anything we haven't really seen before in these movies, but I thought he was great because of the slight twinge of sympathy that you (I) felt for him... I mean, he SPOILER was essentially thrown under the bus by M back in the day, and, while that's the nature of the beast, it was still fucked up.

I'm also SPOILER going to miss the interplay between Bond and M. While not exactly mother-son, there was a sense of family between the two, and I always thought that Craig and Dench played those scenes very well, and the emotion is well-earned by the time we get to the end...

The final assault on Skyfall was shot and edited beautifully.

Also, just a reminder that I am in love with Naomie Harris.

What was up with Severine's shaking and nervous tics? Was that the actress or were we supposed to infer that she was some kind of drug addict? Also, her face was kinda square. Just saying.

Really cool entry into the series and worth seeing for Deakins' masterful work, Javier Bardem's flamboyant performance, and to see a nice curtain call for Dame Judi Dench in this role...

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97. "i agree with all of this"
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Naomie Harris: i know folk are hyping up Berenice Marlohe as being the "sexier" of the two, but folk are cray if they didn't see how sexy Harris was from start to finish...and i think you will have to fight for your Harris love since I know a *LOT* of dudes who would put in that WORK for Naomie.

Berenice Marlohe (Severine): yea i didn't get the nervous ticks either. I didn't get the impression she was an addict at all..it was weird. I liked her, I just wish she had more to do. Her character was being set up as (at least to me), as someone who may have been with Silva, but had her own agenda. What that was, we never learned since she was taken out so quickly. And, she and Craig had *ZERO* chemistry. I wasn't buying *NONE* of that.

But, I was buying it between Harris and Craig (when she was shaving him, they looked like they could have *EASILY* destroyed that whole room fucking for real..)

M and Craig: interesting way to take Judi Dench out of the series. I loved her as M and dug her chemistry with Craig. I'm sad that she's ending her career to treat her eye disease, she will be sorely missed. She truly is one of the GOAT's

Javier Bardem: cartoonish, but fun as hell. I dug his chemistry with Craig (and the "buzzed" about homoeroticism: cleverly played and shot.with the crotch shot and Javier was already on his knees lol. I thought it was an interesting screenwriting/character choice to drop the insinuation that both Bond and Silva (Silva moreso) were bi...but it was done in a way that was it was a clear back and forth between the two...I dug it. I know they'll never go there with Bond, but if they did, Craig would be the one Bond who'd be game about it, i think).

The New Q: I liked that Q is younger and I dig Ben Whishaw's slight, sexually ambiguous ass for real (he was great as Frobisher in Cloud Atlas also).

Gareth Mallory/The New "M": Dug Ralph (or is it Rafe?) Fiennes in this role. It was brief but I think he'd make for a great M

All in all, really good and solid Bond and i'm looking forward to the next two with Daniel Craig.

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58. "saw that ho in IMAX last night"
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Bumping the prostitute surprised me, that shit was cold and I really thought she was going to end up doing a little more.

Javier Bardem is going to make me start watching every single Bond movie to be sure he is in fact the best Bond villain I've seen. The expressions, the lil gay shit when Bond was in the chair, and that freaky special effect when he took out his grill, man.

Dame Judi Dench been my girl since As Time Goes By ( used to watch that ish on pbs with moms and sis lol ) and all I want to say is after this movie fuck Ralph Fiennes, a male playing M is going to take it back to cliche territory for me.

and the Daniel Craig is that nigga lmao

I'm about to watch Quantum of Solace again cuz first time I saw it I liked it but I keep hearing people say it sucked. . . idk.

A Black Moneypenny? Yessir, piss off the purists I say.

I'm on some head scratching ish right now though because the only time I remember hearing "skyfall" was during Bond's test so I'm guessing it was meant to be as much of a mystery as I think it is now.

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59. "skyfall (spoiler?)"
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it's his parents estate
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I got on ol' wikipedia and figured it out.

my company that night was very distracting lol

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62. "Looked so much like INCEPTION I forgot what movie I was watching"
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It was good, very enjoyable.
But damn homie, you didn't have to jack Mr. Nolan's flick like that.



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67. "Ummm it jacked The Dark Knight Returns more than Inception"
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The whole flick was a bite fest


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70. "we counted a good half dozen Inception-spots during first viewing"
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The "open the movie with a no-exposition action scene."
The color palette.
The chase scene.
The Shanghai sequence (with a little Rankor from Star Wars for good measure).
The location shooting.
The island (Crumbling buildings on a deserted island? Really dude? Inspiration's one thing, but come on, that was corny).

But the last Bond looked exactly like a Jason Bourne movie, so I'm looking forward to the upcoming action movie the next Bond movie lifts from.




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73. "are you a crack cocaine addict?"
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that's literally the worst list of all time and you should stop talknig about movies with anyone ever.

I didn't even like this movie that much and your criticism is beyond ridiculous.

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74. "Really? Wow."
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I mean, it seemed pretty apparent to everyone we saw the movie with.
I even rewatched both movies to make sure I wasn't "imagining influence."
But if you honestly can't see the similarities between the two - then man, you gotta let me know where you saw the movie, 'cause it clearly wasn't the same flick I saw.
Both movies open the same way.
Up until the train, the first chase sequence looks just like the chase scene in INCEPTION, after Leonardo Dicaprio talks to Tom Hardy.
The Shanghai casino looks the same as Ken Watanabe's dream house.
THE ISLAND OF CRUMBLING BUILDINGS.
Come on.
And this isn't on some "delving into where the two movies meet" shit.
This is literally 4 cats spotting it in the cinema as the movie's playing.
I'm not saying the new Bond wasn't good - it was good, I enjoyed it, it was fun.
But don't act like one didn't lift liberally from the other.


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79. "you are the worst person"
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The "open the movie with a no-exposition action scene."



THEY DO THAT IN EVERY FUCKING BOND MOVIE YOU FUCKING IDIOT

just stop talking. go discuss basket weaving or whatever shit it is you actually know about, cuz movies ain't on the list.

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89. "RJ, Mewelde Moore not having a good year"
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I haven't had a problem with you since you said

Mewelde Moore >> Edgerrin James

BUT THIS BOND SHIT BIT MY NIGGA

IT BIT

NAH NAH

IT BIT BIT BIT BIT BIT



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75. "this list is kind of questionable..."
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>The "open the movie with a no-exposition action scene."

That is what Bond movies are known for. Its a trademark of the series to open with a huge action sequence. They did not bite anything with that, they kept with tradition.

>The color palette.

What color palette of Inception set it apart from other films?

>The chase scene.

There's crazy chase scenes in most Bond films. Hell, there are chase scenes in most action movies, so how does that bite Inception?

>The location shooting.
>The island (Crumbling buildings on a deserted island? Really
>dude? Inspiration's one thing, but come on, that was corny).

This one also reminded me of Inception, so I'll agree here.

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"RE: this list is kind of questionable..."


  

          

>>The "open the movie with a no-exposition action scene."
>
>That is what Bond movies are known for. Its a trademark of
>the series to open with a huge action sequence. They did not
>bite anything with that, they kept with tradition.
>
>
>>The color palette.
>
>
>What color palette of Inception set it apart from other
>films?

Maybe that "silver and blue for up" and "brown and gray for down" is every action movie these days.

>>The chase scene.
>
>There's crazy chase scenes in most Bond films. Hell, there
>are chase scenes in most action movies, so how does that bite
>Inception?

The look of it. It looked like Bond was chasing the cat in the same town Leo was running from nameless henchmen after he meets Tom Hardy.

>>The location shooting.
>>The island (Crumbling buildings on a deserted island? Really
>>dude? Inspiration's one thing, but come on, that was corny).
>
>This one also reminded me of Inception, so I'll agree here.

Like I said before, it's about the look of the movie.
It looked a lot like a similar movie that came out a couple years before.
Considering how this is a noticeable trend with Bond flicks, it's worth noting.



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159. "have you never seen a bond movie before?"
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jesus christ.

  

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64. "THE DARK BOND RETURNS!!! (SPOILERZ)"
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I'm tired of shittiness, y'all

I cannot support reckless biting

This movie was basically Dark Knight Returns

Bardem was literally a direct bite off the Joker,
in every conceivable way, including the funny smiles

The orphan angle? Bwahahaha fuck outta here

The old lady had some Aflred-isms

I'm tired of awful spy movies



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76. "JB bit Batman's style...and made it fresher"
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>
>I'm tired of shittiness, y'all
>
>I cannot support reckless biting
>
>This movie was basically Dark Knight Returns
>
>Bardem was literally a direct bite off the Joker,
>in every conceivable way, including the funny smiles
>
>The orphan angle? Bwahahaha fuck outta here
>
>The old lady had some Aflred-isms
>
>I'm tired of awful spy movies
>
>
>
>----------------------------
>
>Young Broadway Star Urgently Needs a Bone Marrow Donor. Is it
>you? http://MatchShannon.com/
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>O_E: "Acts like an asshole and posts with imperial disdain"
>
>
>
>
>"I ORBITs the solar system, listenin..."
>
>(C)Keith Murray, "

  

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87. "You can't "bite" and make it "fresher" "
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You can "borrow" but not "bite"

Bardem was EXACTLY LIKE HEATH LEDGER'S JOKER

IN EVERY FUCKING WAY

EVERY WAY

EVERY ONE

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77. "RE: THE DARK BOND RETURNS!!! (SPOILERZ)"
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>The orphan angle? Bwahahaha fuck outta here

James Bond has been an orphan since 1964 ( You only live twice )

A few superhero's have been orphans or stranded kids

Batman - parents died
Superman - parents died
Spiderman - parents died
James Bond - parents died

#SitDown

  

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85. "^"
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-------
peace and love

that's when i tiptoed out ur inbox (c) ricky

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86. "Uhh I read several books, seen every film, idiot"
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I know that

I'm talking about the way it played out IN THE MOVIE

This film ripped off Batman and Inception in about
a dozen different ways


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99. "RE: THE DARK BOND RETURNS!!! (SPOILERZ)"
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>#SitDown
>


lol

  

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98. "the Joker/Silva wanted to be caught!..said the same thing lol"
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65. "solid"
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beautifully done.

i do wonder what will happen in the next bond film
like if so and so will be ressurected. (i cant spoil it for those who aint seen it)

the shanghai scene was dope...they really made you feel like you were there. the opening credits was awesome artistically.

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69. "WAIT -- YALL LIKED THIS DUMB BITING SHIT!?!?!?"
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Tha fuck!?!?!?


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71. "Daniel Craig Bond movies: CR > SF > QoS"
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72. "I thought it was one of the best Bond films yet"
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and its an incredibly well shot movie as well.

Javier Bardem was a great villain.

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78. "James Bond 007 in The Dark Knight Rises. (spoilers)"
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I also saw some "Inception" influence visually- namely, the island and the Macau scene.

But I moreso saw parallels between this movie and TDKR. Some weak, some pretty undeniable. In short:

Orphaned protagonist assumed dead comes back to save the day when his loved ones are besieged by a madman from within his own fraternity. Takes refuge in huge countryside estate complete with hidden underground passageways and homely manservant that his been serving his family since childhood. Aston Martin double barrows= batmobile.

Anyhow, I enjoyed it. That Macau gal was hot and needed more screen/living time.

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But hell, what do I know?

  

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80. "I'm leaving the god damned internet."
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you fucks are so fucking stupid, you don't remember that anything ever happened before you had a blog to post your stupid fucking opinions of it.


if I end up defending this mediocre fucking movie because you can't remember the last time this theme cropped up before 2008, I am going to murder myself.

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81. "lol you're so upset. just making things up out of whole cloth."
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people can disagree.

i'm not saying any of this originated with the batman, only that it's what i was reminded of while watching.

calm thyself.

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90. "you were reminded of batman"
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because you're a dumb person.

it's a flag that goes up. you can choose to still be dumb, or you can do something about it.

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91. "RJ -- Bardem literally was the Joker"
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In all serious

He was the Joker

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93. "<<<not doing this with you"
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96. "Bardem was the Joker, RJ. Literally "
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132. "wrong, dummy..he was Hannibal Lecter"
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101. "forgot who i was responding to. my bad nm"
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But hell, what do I know?

  

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82. "The orphan part was less bad than the Joker part"
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Barden was the Joker.

Literally.


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84. "just stop with the orphan angle comparison"
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they did not write that shit just for this movie after seeing TDKR.

it was in the damn books. most Bond fans know his parents had died in a mountain climbing accident.... this was written by Ian Flemming well before Nolan picked up a camera.

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88. "Doesn't matter. It was still bitten. "
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The whole story was bitten.

Bardem was an exact replica of Ledger's Joker

Even the storyline was bitten

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92. "Doesn't matter? Of course it fucking matters..."
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Thats the basis of the whole argument, lol. so yes, we just squashed that whole angle, since its in the much older source material. no need to try mentioning it again.

And how was Bardem The Joker? I don't recall Ledger making uncomfortable sexual advances at Bruce Wayne. I also don't remember The Joker hacking their computer network. you're reaching. maybe it's realizing Bardem just pulled off the best villain in films since The Joker, so lets say they bit that. sorry, try again.

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94. "Jesus Christ. "
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>And how was Bardem The Joker? I don't recall Ledger making
>uncomfortable sexual advances at Bruce Wayne. I also don't
>remember The Joker hacking their computer network. you're
>reaching. maybe it's realizing Bardem just pulled off the best
>villain in films since The Joker, so lets say they bit that.
>sorry, try again.

Holy shit.

Thankfully, you don't actually believe this.


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95. "um: NO"
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thanks for playing though.

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100. "you're welcome?"
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>thanks for playing though.

damn lotta panties getting twisted in this post lol.

when i'm reminded of something, i do not immediately equate that with "biting."

*shrugs*

oh my now i'm reminded of convergent evolution when i think of how the batman and bond storylines could have these parallels.

BIOLOGY BIT FICTION.

or perhaps it's the other way around?

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104. "once again...NO"
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and thanks for playing...AGAIN.

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103. "RE: James Bond 007 in The Dark Knight Rises. (spoilers)"
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>
>But I moreso saw parallels between this movie and TDKR. Some
>weak, some pretty undeniable.
>



Production on Skyfall began January 2011. TDKR came out this summer.

edit: Ah, I just caught that you said reminded rather than biting. My mistake.

  

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83. "Best Bond Ever."
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Craig killed it.
Bardem murdered it.
Dame was amazing.
The setpieces were gorgeous.
As was the cinematography.

Best. Bond. Ever.

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102. "RE: Best Bond Opening Ever."
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http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/12/showbiz/movies/skyfall-box-office-ew/index.html

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105. "put me to sleep, honestly...D+"
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106. ""Sam Mendes Took Direct Inspiration From Nolan's 'Dark Knight' Films""
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Case closed:

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/sam-mendes-says-he-was-not-at-all-interested-in-bond-at-first-took-direct-inspiration-from-christopher-nolans-dark-knight-films-20121018

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107. "Interesting. So "inspiration" gives you a pass to directly bite? "
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Ok

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little bredren
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108. "RE: Interesting. So "inspiration" gives you a pass to directly bite? "
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No, I meant this as proof for people trying to deny the blatant biting.

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110. "Did you both even read the article?"
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All he said was he was inspired by Nolan making a dark film, which in no way means it copied it. Nothing about "Bardem's character was inspired by the Joker" or orphans or any of that other nonsense you guys are spouting.

The Iron Man 3 trailer looks dark... are we to assume they bit Nolan too?

give me a break.

Mendes is thankful that the success of TDK films allowed him to make a darker Bond story. that's all it says.

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111. "Son -- IT WAS A DIRECT FUCKING BITE IN EVERY FUCKING WAY!!!"
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GODDAMN!!!

Y'all in denial like SHIT

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109. "Ha. Apparently they wanted to cast Sean C as the gamekeeper."
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112. "I just saw this tonight and I kid you not,"
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That slight pause before they show who it is, I was thinking, "no fucking way am I about to see SC!"

I'm glad I didn't.

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113. "Is this worth seeing in IMAX?"
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trying to justify spending an extra $5 on this ticket.....



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114. "I wish I had. Some grand scenes and great cinematography throughout."
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115. "RE: Is this worth seeing in IMAX?"
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http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/imax-boasts-26-more-james-bond-skyfall/

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116. "I thought it was long and boring"
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Found myself comparing it to MI:4, wishing I was having more fun. When every other line is some stupid double entendre, it kind of deflates the self-serious tone ascribed to a goofy version of espionage that doesn't actually exist.

I was rooting for Bardem. Bond got that girl killed after reassuring her he'd save her and didn't seem to have any reaction. Oh wait, I think he made a clever remark about his radio. M seemed just as bad as Bardem thought she was. The weird mixture of corny lines and dark material just made Bond and M seem like sociopaths.

Looked gorgeous, though.

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117. "^^^actually watched the movie"
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there's more to a flick than cinematography and this bond didn't quite hold up.

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118. "omg address the BITING RjMewelde"
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125. "Do people actually think Nolan himself isn't"
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biting Michael Mann and Ridley Scott himself in his flicks?

  

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130. "RE: Do people actually think Nolan himself isn't"
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>biting Michael Mann and Ridley Scott himself in his flicks?

TRUTH

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119. "Nigga made a joke about the bourbon. SMH."
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122. "in Bond's defense"
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there's fair amount of evidence that he is sociopathic in his treatment of women.

Casino Royale did a good job of explaining why he doesn't feel shit for women (ever since Vesper).

It's actually more in character for him to make a wise crack than cry about the death of one of the many women who has been killed after he bones her.

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123. "Bond absolutely is a sociopath"
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he's only interested in adrenaline, praise, and pussy

  

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120. "For all making TDK/INCEPTION comparison."
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Must we not forget that it was Christopher Nolan that OPENLY ADMITTED to biting all the BOND films.

  

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131. "RE: For all making TDK/INCEPTION comparison."
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>Must we not forget that it was Christopher Nolan that OPENLY
>ADMITTED to biting all the BOND films.

YUP!

The folk above are *conveniently* forgetting this truth about Nolan.

he said it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10562808

here too: http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/info/editorial/25868.html

And, the Bond producers are looking at him to direct some James Bond films in the future...

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121. "Bardem is a butt-fugly blonde."
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124. "it's a complete Dark Knight rip-off...but i liked it"
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enough's been said about the cinematography, but my god...

'bout 30 minutes too long, but this is the kind of turn-your-brain-off entertainment i can get behind.

  

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126. "Can someone make a laundry list of the Dark Knight similarities?"
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Maybe I just haven't seen Dark Knight in long enough.

- I didn't think Bruce died at the beginning
- I didn't think Joker had a personal vendetta, he just wanted to cause chaos
- I didn't think the climax took place at Wayne Manor (if anything, Batman Begins is closer in this regard)
- I didn't think it was about Bruce's mommy surrogate
- I didn't think Joker was gay/effeminate (although Joker cross dresses... is that why people are comparing the two?)
- I didn't think Bardem recruited from gangs or robbed banks
- I didn't think French chick dying was remotely close to Holmes/Gyllenhaal's impact
- the endings are totally dissimilar

Like, I'm trying to think what the comparisons are. They both went to China? Both bad guys had plans involving getting captured-- although that's not uncommon in recent cinema (I don't recall Avengers getting roasted for this).

Maybe I haven't seen it in long enough... but just because both flicks "went for it" in terms of cinematography in a genre flick never really brought up the comparison in my eyes.

But then again, I haven't seen Dark Knight in years. So if someone could help me understand how Skyfall totally aped Dark Knight, it'd help me understand this criticism better.

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128. "RE: Can someone make a laundry list of the Dark Knight similarities?"
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a lot of folk are reaching.

the "similarities" are guestimations that can't be backed up with evidence.

they're different franchises. Period.

they exist in different universes, etc.

many folk above are seriously reaching and the "evidence" they gave to support their assumptions are pretty much bullshit.

I'm with RJCC on this one.

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135. "the only moment that felt TDK to me"
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was that shot of Bardem, through the window of the police car, while M had her melodramatic speech about the shadows of crime

I thought that instance definitely evoked Nolan

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138. "The dishonest on display here is sickening. "
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So if its not *exactly* verbatim like the thing its
biting, it isn't biting?


You all should be ashamed of yourselves.


  

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139. "based troll, bye."
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damn, just bye nigga. BYE.

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127. "Not quite what I had in mind as far as the fun police field day but..."
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close enough...kudos yall

Can't wait for the Man of Steel thread

  

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129. "must've went in with too high expectations."
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experienced it in IMAX.
it was good. kinda puzzled on all the great talk.
a visual masterpiece, but it did feel very empty (dragged) in segments.
Marlohe was very good. wish there was more of her.
Barden was great. expected.
Casino Royale >

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134. "^^^^clearly an asshole who knows nothing about movies"
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....or a logical thinking person.

that flick got slow and talky as fuuuuuck

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140. "RE: ^^^^clearly an asshole who knows nothing about movies"
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>....or a logical thinking person.
>
>that flick got slow and talky as fuuuuuck

i was pretty wired off caffeine while watching, and multiple times i looked around in the theatre and seriously felt like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9Ef0ErCU1c

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133. "Shit got real...."
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When Javier Bardiem took that partial out of his face. GOOD GOD. O_O! Yeah I was like this guy deserves his revenge.

  

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148. "awful/awesome"
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definitely an oh shit son
moment
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136. "the same Bond as always."
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awful puns. hammy villains. implausible action scenes. even more implausible sex, occurring at the worst possible times but without repercussion. and no tension, because Bond always lives to make a sequel.

I like that formula well enough, and Deakins applies a brilliant new coat of paint. interestingly, Silva's ideology is the most plausible of the main characters; he correctly paints Bond and M as antiques. there's no need for agents to be used as disposable commodities, since terrorism and safety are both at the click of a mouse. if not for Silva's revenge-lust, Bond would have stayed irrelevant (going back to the formula for the ending...with Bardem's last scene being hilariously campy).

oh, and the title sequence was amazing -- easily top three in series history.

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137. "Q&A with Sam Mendes"
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http://www.hitfix.com/awards-campaign/q-a-sam-mendes-on-the-sexual-tension-between-bond-and-silva-in-skyfall




Some of the topics Mendes waxed on include:

*How the MGM bankruptcy allowed him to get the script right and to recruit the cast he wanted.
*His inspiration for Silva's introductory scene and how that affected the film's production design.
*Javier Bardem's process for coming up with Silva's look and demeanor.
*Bradem's reaction to shooting Silva's meeting with M (Judi Dench).
*Details on how and when Mendes pushed the sexual innuendo in the first meeting between Silva and Bond.

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141. "who was the cinematographer?"
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because everything shot at skyfall was absolutely beautiful
i wanna apprentice
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144. "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005683/"
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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005683/

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147. "thank you"
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143. "oh and Bardem played it to the HILT"
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he did the damn thing
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145. "http://tinyurl.com/cu3qvhm"
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ttp://tinyurl.com/cu3qvhm

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146. "No."
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Next.
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150. "from another movie u hate: you are furious lol"
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149. "the "skyfall" sequence was amazing....AMAZING"
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151. "RE: Skyfail"
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It sure looked great and the opening scenes were magnificent but imo did not fully deliver. Story was kinda weak and boring. Dragged in some spots. It might grow om ,e a bit if i rewatch it. Better than QoS but nowhere near Casino Royale. Gee what a disappointment.
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152. "Middle was pretty great, first and last half hours were rough."
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3/5

As a commentary on Bond, it's fairly interesting (duly noted that Silva states he was "M's favorite" from 1986 to 1997, covering the least productive period of Bond filmmaking) even as you see all the gears turning. You know Mallory is the next M (congratulations to Ray Fiennes, by the way) because he's called Mallory, and you know the villain is going to escape because he's been trapped and the remaining runtime just can't allow for that to remain true. You know there will only be one moment where Q's (cool new kid by the way, he looks like every anime representation of a white nerd I've ever seen) devices come in handy and, above all, you know the villain dies.

With all that knowing going on, a Bond movie tends to be whittled down to its bit parts. And that's where Skyfall gets less interesting. The opening hour is a total whirlwind of images and information, all handled loosely and glibly as though the hands of fate not only guided these characters along their paths, but left them little notes on their bedside table as well. And for all the cleanliness and zippiness of the storyline, not much of anything has happened: Bond cracks wise with a young female agent whose real name we never learn, fails at physical tasks that appear way too rigorous for a Sean Connery-esque Bond to endure, let alone a Brosnan or Moore, and then he convinces that strange, sassy black woman to shave him with a cutthroat razor by looking at her in the mirror. It's so clean that it borders on making very little sense at all.

But then you get Shanghai and all those crazy LEDs, and the wartorn island where the villain finally makes his entrance halfway through the movie, and the burning house in Scotland. Bardem's Silva may be a bisexual 1979-dressing impression of the Joker (neither Ledger's nor Nicholson's, I'll note) but if your metaphorical goal is to burn Bond's house down so that it can be built back up, I suppose you'll have to give yourself a character who can literally do that. I enjoyed his story as I do all the rare opportunities we get to see Bond square off against former coworkers - one of Skyfall's biggest shames is that Bond neither establishes nor breaks the sort of emotional ties that made Alec Trevelyan such an amazing Bond villain - but this was another hour, and seemingly another movie. This was Bond.

But the final set piece, again, shifts vibes and you're faced with a survival movie. The outdoor sections of this part are some of the coolest, smartest shots I've seen in a blockbuster, or at least for different reasons than the sort of pageantry that went into Ghost Protocol or the rest of this movie. It's hard to deny the hokey setup for all of it, though, with Mendes leading the crew and viewer through How to Setup a Safehouse 101. And it's not very fun where that safe house is located, either: the hard copy history of Bond's family wasn't established until the end of the novels' run, when Sean Connery shifted Ian Fleming's impression of who Bond was. By tying Craig's Bond to Connery's Bond so explicitly, not only is the fantasy that James Bond is simply 007's pen name totally crushed, but Craig's Bond's ongoing struggle against middle age and changing times seems to be pigeonholing the Bond character into a plotline he may not be able to survive: his death.

As entertainment, just a popcorn flick. But again, as a commentary on Bond...you might feel kind of sad, assuming you're invested at all.

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153. "Didn't pick up on the Nolan biting"
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The Home Alone biting, on the other hand, was pretty damn blatant

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157. "*spoiler*"
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The voice over in the car while the bad guy is on the way?

  

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154. "Best part was the Home Alone style action at the end"
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Other than that, I thought it was kinda boring. Almost fell asleep in the first hour and a half. It was too long for a Bond movie.

  

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155. "Shit was boring. Also...(spoiler question)"
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If he couldn't shoot straight, how come all of a sudden on the island he had pin-point accuracy when he handled Bardiem n'them?

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156. "RE: Am i the only one who thinks Emma Thompson "
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would have been great as the new M?

  

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160. "the movie was fantastic."
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LOL @ the idiocy in this post.

  

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161. "finally got around to this. "
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like others have said it looked Great.
Bardem was the shiz.
Mom and Bond are sociopaths.
that's it. overall it was talkathon5000, some of the action was just cheesy and there just wasn't much there with them trying to go "dark"

2.5/3 outta 5

  

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