Phoenixflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 81 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2704 times:
I just got home from seeing it. I thought it was good but not the best Bond. I miss Brosnan. There also werent as many gadgets in this movie as in past movies. Did anyone notice that Richard Branson had a cameo. Hes in the airport scene where Bond goes through security. You can see him to the right getting wanded because he set off the detector.
Yirina77 From Czech Republic, joined Aug 2006, 629 posts, RR: 35 Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2702 times:
Quoting 9V (Reply 3): You also see Sir Richard Branson and his son for a split second going through security at Miami Airport.
Scenes from "Miami airport" was taken at Prague airport in May. A346 Virgin Atlantic came for the first time (and probably last time) to Prague. The moviemakers created from one part of our airport real Miami...with all logos etc...
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 18 Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2689 times:
Quoting 9V (Reply 3): You also see Sir Richard Branson and his son for a split second
A split second too long for me! And after his cameo in Superman 3 this summer (shame Superman did not rid us of this evil man) will someone please stop Mr Branson from making pointless, self-aggrandising cameo appearances.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2641 times:
Quoting OD720 (Reply 2): I found him poor in that scene where he has broken into M's house.
Ditto to that.
I saw it last night. Pretty decent storyline, but of course the basics are the same as all other Bond movies - good buy goes after bad guy, bad guy appears to have the upper hand on good guy, good guy sleeps with hot lady, good guy saves the day. Craig is much better than I had anticipated, but not better than Brosnan in my opinion.
9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2605 times:
Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 8): Craig is much better than I had anticipated, but not better than Brosnan in my opinion.
I think he is. I think Brosnan was too old personally to do another one. Craig brings something new to the franchise. He's more of a working class, grittier Bond.
Look at movies like xXx and The Bourne Identity. The new Bond was very much influenced by these movies. The scenes around the poker table were excellent, even though I know nothing about poker, they are very tense.
Then you have the torturing, another classic scene.
And Mr White at the end when Bond finally says "The name's Bond, James Bond" and the music begins in that beautiful location of Lake Garda.
I can't wait for the next Daniel Craig Bond movie.
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2593 times:
Quoting 9V (Reply 9): I think Brosnan was too old personally to do another one
This I agree with. His is too old now to do another one. But, I prefer Brosnan's Bond in his first couple of movies to Craig's Bond.
Having said that...
Quoting 9V (Reply 9): Look at movies like xXx and The Bourne Identity. The new Bond was very much influenced by these movies.
You are spot on here. Casino Royale is a different kind of Bond movie to any of it's predecessors, and so requires...
Quoting 9V (Reply 9): more of a working class, grittier Bond
Again, spot on. However, I don't know that I like this new direction all that much. I think if Craig had made a regular action movie in the vein of xXx or Bourne, he could have played it with same grit he did Bond, and it would have been just another action movie. If it weren't for the fact that this movie has the words 'James Bond' and the numbers '007' attached to it, I think it would be an unremarkable movie. Not bad, but it wouldn't stand out as it does, nor break box office records like it has.
I'm not sure who else I would have liked instead of Daniel Craig, but I think the producers could have picked someone better for the role, and made the movie a little more 'Bond'ish and less like Mission Impossible.
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6218 posts, RR: 9 Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2541 times:
I'm going to see it tonight at 9:50pm...I know that Craig has signed up for a 2008 movie, but does anyone know how they're going to do that one? I mean, if this one is sort of a "prequel", will they go back to present day in that one, or keep working up to Dr. No? It would be weird to see him to the chronologically first Bond film, and then snap back to the latest one, but at the same time, they can't spend the rest of Bonds days just working up to Dr. No...
It's been a long day, so if anyone even knows what the hell I am talking about, congrats!
Cgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 345 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2457 times:
Just saw it tonight. It was very different than other Bonds, but I'd still give it two thumbs up, I really enjoyed it. Daniel Craig was a lot better than I thought he would be. As a Bond enthusiast, and owner of all 20 movies, I'd say go see it...it might not be your favorite Bond, but it certainly won't disappoint.
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SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6218 posts, RR: 9 Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2458 times:
OK...just got back from it. It was a good flick overall, but one thing that really angered me was how much the franchise is starting to sell out. I can deal with the Sony Erikson cell phones everywhere, and even the Sony Vaio computer...but putting Bond in a Ford that isn't, say, a Mustang...disgraceful. Other than that, good flick, and Craig is a pretty damn good Bond. Not the best, not the worst.
San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4936 posts, RR: 13 Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2452 times:
Just came back from it, and I gotta say, I loved it! Daniel Craig is great as a young Bond, and though when I first heard Eva Green was going to be a Bond girl, I was somewhat hesitant, but she was beautiful in this movie.
There were great fight and chase scenes, some frickin' amazing cars, lots of exotic locales, and plenty of women. And the moment Bond puts on that dinner jacket, adjusts his bowtie and stares into the mirror- classic Bond!
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6218 posts, RR: 9 Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2379 times:
Quoting 9V (Reply 20): What about the ending when he shoots Mr White in the kneecap and you see him walk upto him crawling on the floor and says "the names Bond, James Bond." And then the classic Bond music starts.
About as bad ass of an ending as possible...
PS-getting shot in the kneecap has to be the worst thing ever...
And one last thing to leave you with "Nooo Nooo Nooo...right, to the right"...I've never heard anyone laugh as hard at a Bond movie.
BA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7 Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
I saw the film today and I thoughtn it was excellent. DC is way better than any of the others, even Sean Connery who in my view was the best up until now. As for SRB, I never noticed him although I noticed his plane as well as a CSA.
Good film, not so nice women this time and no Moneypenny, although I suppose hes now a bloke, which is a bit disappointing!!