Audio Asylum Thread Printer
Get a view of an entire thread on one page
|For Sale Ads|
In this installment. This was an epic production with exotic locales and not-so-subtle messages of women rising. There were strains of humor as Bond actually got turned down a few times and, thusly, remained monogamous. Plus, Q was out of the closet, so to speak.
The cast was up to the task of scenery-chewing as there was a lot of gorgeous scenery in the way. And, I lust over Bond's retirement sailboat.
A tour de force production with a sad ending. Should be seen as these films have drawn our attention for sixty years! I met 007 in the ninth grade. For a boomer, he is a lifelong archetype.
How would you rank the Daniel Craig Bond Films?
I might put No Time Die second behind Casino Royale.
No Time To Die
Skyfall (might switch this to number 2 as it's not as fresh in my mind)
(Not in the running)
Quantum of Solace
I found No Time to Die allowed Craig to utilize some acting chops more than a typical Bond film. The idea of the DNA robots was solid as well for a change.
Haven't seen NTTD yet and not in any hurry to do so.
Casino Royale was great, the rest have been pretty sad 007 movies
(Spectre and Quantum of Solace DO suck) striving to be Mission
Impossible movies but with a far better actor than Tom Cruise, who
makes better action movies than any Broccoli can these days.
You could replace Cruise with Craig in the MI movies and they might
be better for it but the Craig 007 movies would still suck if Cruise replaced
Craig as JB.
Craig will just get better with 007 in his rearview mirror.
"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination" -Michael McClure
The only reason I watch these things these days is that I have seen them all - so it's like collecting - you see the 25th movie to complete the set. I enjoyed NTTD enough to rank it behind Casino Royale and it didn't feel as long as the 2:43 run time. I was kind of dreading that run time.
I did appreciate that stunts were actual stunts and seemed less CGI than usual.
Craig was allowed to act in this movie. Therein may lie the problem with NTTD. It doesn't really feel like a Bond film. I grew up with Roger Moore's Bond and I suppose I expect some tongue-in-cheek silliness here and there - you know - FUN. I like when Jaws eats an iron bar or rips apart a van with his bare hands while Bond is trying to escape. I kind of like a bit of cheese with Bond.
Granted I also appreciate Dalton and Craig's more ruthless take on the character but still would have liked some suave and some innuendo - that's the character.
"that's the character"....another Bond "fan" who never read the books.
There are films and there are books - there is no law that the films need to follow the books.
It's like the dimbulbs who rail against the marvel/DC movies because the film didn't follow the comic book - wah wah wah. Seriously. The films have to stand on their own - ALL films have to stand on their own - one should not have to read a book series to understand the movie.
As the best film critic on the internet notes with the Star Wars movies - don't tell me I need to read the novelization to understand the movie better.
The first word that always comes to my mind about James Bond books is - ruthless.
It's the second and third, too.
the repetitive nature of the kill shots at the end became boring; how many far heavier cars can be victimized by side-swiping from an Asian SUV? (obviously, quite a few...); the plot was needlessly confusing; the super villain could have used more screen time pre-climax; that "new" 007 looks like she needs a new trainer: whatever she's doing, it ain't working--- agents gotta be lean and mean. Finally, when that cool-as-ice new Cuban female agent left the screen, the film lost a lot of its allure...
Still, it's a must-see film for Bond enthusiasts. B- to C+.
The biggest problem: WAY too damned long. Inevitably, these kinds of films get flaccid when they stretch much over 90 minutes, or so.
I'm still not sure who the kid's father is? Raimi?
Notice James didn't get laid other than by his monogamous partner? We can thank Fleabag for that.
If you waited until the end of the credits the screen said: James Bond will be back.
Not Jane Bond.
I wonder if they will reset and start making the movies over? That could work for me. A lot of peeps want Loki to be the new bond.
I believe the kid was James' cuz all the references to the "blue eyes."
I think, after a day of reflection , that the director for this was just all wrong. No pacing, way too many action sequences that had no originality. And trying to make a Bond movie into a sentimental one was a bad move.
Lastly, the climactic scene in the pool? Ridiculous. A guy as smart as the key nemesis who got that close to 007--- that would be moronic. And what happened to the early villain w/the glass eye? He should have had a spectacular death, now... I can't even recall his demise. Just another among the tens and tens of dead guys. And what's with the prudishness? No nudity, no real sex. Is James Bond a Boy Scout, for goodness's sake? Don't get me started on Blofeld. Talk about nonessential, anti-climactic, and weak! Compare his performance to any in his collaborations with Tarantino: the guy can be riveting. Here? "Gimme the check" must have been his strongest statement.
menace and cold-bloodedness--- and still didn't reach the cool murderousness of the book character. Yeah, it's must cinema for us boomers.
Altho not the best Bond flick, I don't know if there's a more enjoyable fun Bond flick. If it's on the tube, ima watchin'. BTW, read a lot of Fleming's novels in high school as well.
"E Burres Stigano?"
I grew up with Moore as Bond so he was my first exposure to the character. My favourite was the first one with Jaws. The Spy Who Loved Me is still on of my favourites of the franchise.
I grew to like Connery's Bond and I quite liked License to Kill with Dalton - he was Craig before Craig - but perhaps the 1980s wasn't ready for him. They all made a movie I liked. On Her Majesty's Secret Service had Diana Rigg (Emma Peel) so even though Lazenby is awful - the movie was quite good in spite of him.
that I had seen, and I have been a loyal fan ever since. LALD also had the hottest Bond girl ever in Jane Seymour! Even still today the woman is beautiful! I liked Roger Moore as Bond, but Pierce Brosnan is still my favorite..... Followed by Craig and then Moore.....
Couldn't agree more. As a super avid Bond reader in the 60s, the movie characterizations were terrible, and got worse, until Craig got on the scene. The book Bond was never a funny, flippant, guy. When Fleming died, it was akin to a death in the family.
so radically different. I never felt Moore was... dangerous. Or Brosnan. Nice guys. Bond especially wasn't so. Quite unpleasant, almost sadistic.
Bond should probably be portrayed more like Villanelle in Killing Eve. She is more like what an agent should probably be like. A psychopath.
at least have a compulsion to kill (uncontrollable masochistic pleasure).
"Casino Royale" spy parody/comedy, 1967.
A nutty film job, but had a cast of major league actors: Ursula Andres, Orson Welles, Deborah Kerr, William Holden, Woody Allen, Peter Sellers, ... etc ... and Daliah Lavi, she of heavy breathing. Woof.
had a heart attack immediately before filming.
And a black James Bond to kill them bytches ?? I surely won't miss that one but I will probably skip "No time to die"
the perfect rifle barrel shot with music and all. Takes you back in time for a moment.
Post a Message!
This post is made possible by the generous support of people like you and our sponsors: