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In Reply to: RE: 'No Time To Die': No lack of action . . . posted by Billy Wonka on October 09, 2021 at 12:20:10
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.
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