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Skyfall your thoughts ?........ Spoilerific.. Do not read if u haven't seen it .... U have been warned !


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Posted on 10 Nov 2012 01:18:40 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Nov 2012 11:54:53 GMT
Bourne1886 says:
Daniel Craig's Bond is more grounded in reality now than ever before. Not completely realistic but a damn sight more serious and gritty,the way Fleming described Bond in the books.

The older Bonds are like comedy panto now. I watched Moon raker two days ago and it was a joke compared to DC's Bond. The old Bonds were very good for their day but now are Extremely tongue in cheek,camp, comedy. I can't take them seriously with all their cheddar! There are the odd exceptions!

If people want old Bond there are twenty Bonds to re watch. That should keep you busy with all the extras. This is a new Bond, for a new era and I for one hope they never go back to the old style. CR,QoS and SF are a million times better than the old films. I take the old films with a pinch of salt now, because I wouldn't be able to watch them if I didn't. They are from a different era and wouldn't work now. DC has firmly established himself as a modern Bond and he's d*** good at it to!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 01:37:54 GMT
Who is this DG you keep referring to?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 02:22:46 GMT
pixie says:
I really didn't like it when "Basil Fawlty and Mr Bean " were in it. They just hammed it up too much. Thought Rowan was just tto awful!
We are getting back to the roots now and I hope Daniel continues in the role for a few more films yet!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 02:24:50 GMT
pixie says:
Daniel Craig Wayne?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 02:26:19 GMT
pixie says:
I'd love a Vodka Martini...have you got any pickled onion crisps...Lol! I'm class I am!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 08:29:13 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Nov 2012 08:39:50 GMT
Bauer says:
DG means Daniel Craig ?

Must be a special code from Q Branch : )

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 09:04:23 GMT
pixie says:
It was early, I was half asleep waiting for the cat to come in and...I can't spell!

Posted on 10 Nov 2012 09:26:46 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Nov 2012 09:35:23 GMT
Solar Fox says:
I think Wayne was referring to Bourne1886 pixie.

No pickled onion crisps to enhance the romance unfortunately.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 09:31:48 GMT
pixie says:
Yep Grayfox...my own fault for butting in on other's conversations...but saw the link and loved the film!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 10:49:11 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Nov 2012 10:52:35 GMT
Bauer says:
Lol pixie , you can spell far better than I, I can assure u : )

If you love Bond ur more than welcome here. It's really interesting to hear everyone's opinion on Skyfall, even those that didn't like it , as weird as they are : )

I went to see it again on Thursday, I would say its even better the 2nd time, the first 45 mins didn't drag at all this time, it has perfect pacing.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 11:10:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Nov 2012 11:10:51 GMT
pixie says:
That's because there is so much going on you miss bits..I found it very exciting and pacy.
It's like British whodunnits..I love 'em but can't get into reading American ones....this book was really good..

The Secret Library Action packed! I do like the "Village" ones too though! Lol!

Posted on 10 Nov 2012 11:23:38 GMT
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Posted on 10 Nov 2012 11:38:56 GMT
Crixus says:
" I know *i'm* pointed it out in the past to you "

*I've* ;)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 12:01:02 GMT
Bourne1886 says:
Predictive wording on my iPad gadget and typing in the early hours, never a good thing!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 12:36:02 GMT
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Posted on 10 Nov 2012 13:10:53 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 20:33:08 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Nov 2012 20:34:29 GMT
gille liath says:
I see. In that case, the word 'progress' is really begging the question, ie it is assuming that something is an improvement when I'm saying it's not.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 20:33:59 GMT
gille liath says:
I just think that's what makes Bonds Bonds, and not either spy films (as someone else said, not me) or another dreary action franchise.

Posted on 11 Nov 2012 08:18:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Nov 2012 10:20:36 GMT
XRNOHPORTER says:
Bond doesn't actually DO much spying. He's more a one man army.
In Skyfall his "plan" seems to consist of....Make love to Severine, walk out on deck in the morning infront of the machine gun armed crew, get taken in handcuffs to the Baddie, not forgetting he promised to set Severine free by killing said baddie (Oh, hold on........................... damn.)
But getting into the heart of the bad guys plot and tearing it up IS Bond.
Bond is the king of outrageous action adventure and that is what sets him apart from ya Bournes, ya Mission Impossibles, ya Takens, ya Ronin types.
Daniel Craig was looking a lot older this time and what with M's comment to him (quote. " You've been doing this a long time") and him driving the Golfinger film DB5 and his questioning of his future in MI6, I wondered if the film makers were trying to hint that THIS was the same Bond who did all those other missions ?
(Did I put that clearly?)

Posted on 11 Nov 2012 10:20:39 GMT
Bauer says:
Yes more clearly than ur whole Plot Holes arguement : )

Glad u have given up on that one .

Guess we will just have to agree to disagree on this.

I can certainly get what people are saying and I certainly appreciate not everyone likes the new path Bond films have taken. Things where no different when Timothy Dalton took the helm and tried to make Bond more real more lethal (way before Taken, Damons Bourne I may add). Everyone has their idea of who or what Bond is, so it's not for me or you to say what's right and what's wrong.There is a reason this franchise has lasted 50 years, cause they move with the times and do their best to make bond relevant whilst keeping the essence of what Bond is.

i think the new direction was really needed and I love them, Craig has all the important traits of what makes Bond, Bond. I completely disagree these films are just dreay action films or that they just copy Bourne, taken etc etc.

Any way we are going round and round on the subject, so i wont keep saying why i think ur wrong Gary and to (partially) quote the New M " just for the sake of variety, let's hear from someone else"

I will just say that if Bond follows its normal path, Bond will get back to the OTT at some point , some director will have him surfing lazer powdered tidal waves again before u know it : )

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 16:35:18 GMT
you weren't kidding about the spoilers - anyway - loved it. not a car person but I felt an emotional twinge when the old whatever its called was revealed with its ejector seat and stuff, good plot, great baddie, super stunts - an absolute hit.

Posted on 11 Nov 2012 16:50:06 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Nov 2012 17:45:21 GMT
XRNOHPORTER says:
I wonder if Q is going to appear in future Bonds.
If he does then there will have to be gadgets of somekind involved.
SURFS's UP !
Just kidding Bauer :)

Posted on 11 Nov 2012 17:21:23 GMT
yeah what about an invisible car ?

Posted on 11 Nov 2012 17:45:53 GMT
XRNOHPORTER says:
Worst gadget ever!

Posted on 11 Nov 2012 19:17:48 GMT
agreed - loved the absence of gadgets in the new movie - nicely handled humour.
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