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James Bond Thread - No Time To Die (April 2020)

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1 minute ago, DieselDaisy said:

I found it a bit underwhelming. It just looks like a load of recycled stuff from the previous Craig Bonds. Traitorous girlfriend with a dodgy past? Didn't we do that with Vesper? Black female woke type thing highlighting Bond's ''toxic masculinity''? We had that a bit with Moneypenny also. Bond in retirement? Skyfall. Dr No? Well we already resurrected Blofeld in Spectre and that was rubbish. 

 

Bond didn't retire in Skyfall. He was presumed dead. 

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Just now, Georgy Zhukov said:

Bond didn't retire in Skyfall. He was presumed dead. 

Yes but he just went, ''I'll bugger off to somewhere hot and booze and meet lots of interesting women'' - and MI5 knew where he was irrespective. 

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The tropes of Craig's Bond now seem bland and boring, whereas Connery/Moore's tropes seemed familiar and fun.

Craig looks as though he isn't even having the slightest bit of fun, and I can't blame him after watching Bond regress to an oafish, lumbering brute after Casino Royale.

Then again,  I've never had much regard for Barbara and Michael G's sense of stewardship.

Such was obvious when they started filming Tomorrow Never Dies without a finished script.

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57 minutes ago, FuriousStyles said:

The tropes of Craig's Bond now seem bland and boring, whereas Connery/Moore's tropes seemed familiar and fun.

Craig looks as though he isn't even having the slightest bit of fun, and I can't blame him after watching Bond regress to an oafish, lumbering brute after Casino Royale.

Then again,  I've never had much regard for Barbara and Michael G's sense of stewardship.

Such was obvious when they started filming Tomorrow Never Dies without a finished script.

Lumbering brute? You're full of shit.

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On 12/7/2019 at 6:53 PM, DieselDaisy said:

Yes but he just went, ''I'll bugger off to somewhere hot and booze and meet lots of interesting women'' - and MI5 knew where he was irrespective. 

Yeah it feels weird to “bring him out of retirement” for the second time now. That was immediately my first thought when watching the trailer.

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1 hour ago, FuriousStyles said:

How so?

 

Because I watched the same movies. 

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My band is called Not My Time To Die so this film's been giving us lots of publicity :lol: 

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On 4.12.2019 at 9:35 AM, action said:

here's my personal take on the bond franchise.

the last james bond movie that I enjoyed was moonraker. I don't care what the critics say, silly story and all, moore was in fine doing and it was entertaining at least. I mean, it had jaws (who goes through one of the most interesting vilain - good guy evolutions ever)! Even with the silly star wars stuff, the movie didn't hold it's audience for idiots. Likewise, 95 % of the movies that came before are some of my favorite movies ever. So much classics, so much classic moments, so much humour and attitude.

After moonraker, it went downhill really fast. "for your eyes only" was a turd of a movie with that annoying "bibi" character. I cringe, just thinking about it. octopussy was a borefest, a view to a kill had too little roger moore, and after that they changed actors anyway and no one could reach the heights moore and connery had set.

The only good thing to come out after moonraker, was a video game: goldeneye 007 on the N64.

You should try Nightfire. Heavily influenced by Moonraker and the classic Bond movies. Awesome game.

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Some whipper-snapper doing the song, and Craig/Bond has done a commercial for 0.0% alcohol beer! 

I have a feeling this will be the snowflake generation's Bond!

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I never thought it could get worse than Sam Smith. EON has proven me wrong I fear. 

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22 hours ago, rocknroll41 said:

I like Billie Eilish.... (runs and ducks for cover!).

Oh, well. You also like the new Star Wars. :P Since I didn't know too much about her and hearing this news, I listened to some songs. Don't quite know whether I like it. It's different-ish, but then again, all she does is kinda same-ish. So I guess that grows old soon. Still shudder though that this brat really is the only option for a Bond song. Does she even know James Bond? ;)

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54 minutes ago, PatrickS77 said:

Oh, well. You also like the new Star Wars. :P Since I didn't know too much about her and hearing this news, I listened to some songs. Don't quite know whether I like it. It's different-ish, but then again, all she does is kinda same-ish. So I guess that grows old soon. Still shudder though that this brat really is the only option for a Bond song. Does she even know James Bond? ;)

Her style is different for bond, tho (Shrugs).

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Billie Eilish is great. I'm looking forward to hearing what she comes up with. Can't be worse than the one Madonna did a few films back.

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11 hours ago, Dazey said:

Billie Eilish is great. I'm looking forward to hearing what she comes up with. Can't be worse than the one Madonna did a few films back.

Stop trying to be ''hip with the kids'' you old fart. 

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Definitely prefer this to the Sam Smith one. Weirdly my sister's not into the song despite being an Eilish fan.

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Pretty good song! Not mind-blowing like LALD, You Know My Name, Skyfall, etc., but still pretty good nonetheless! Seems like it’ll fit within the context of the film, with Seydoux’s character betraying Bond (which I assume will be the opening of the story).

Looking forward to this movie now! Has potential to bring Craig’s version of Bond to a fitting conclusion. Also looking forward to marathoning all of the films from his era (except Quantum, which I consider to be skippable) once this final film comes out on home video.

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Too similar to Writing's On The Wall IMO, but this works better than that one did. I'm just not huge on these ballad-y Bond themes that don't really go anywhere. However I'll reserve my final judgement until I see it in the title sequence. 

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Slower dark ballads suit the Craig era by which Craig is a psychologically damaged Bond who is, as the saying goes, ''put through the wringer'' each installment. I like this a lot. The millennial whipper-snapper has pulled it off.

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10 hours ago, DieselDaisy said:

I like it,

 

I think it’s really good but I keep waiting for it to kick in. 

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1 hour ago, DieselDaisy said:

Slower dark ballads suit the Craig era by which Craig is a psychologically damaged Bond who is, as the saying goes, ''put through the wringer'' each installment. I like this a lot. The millennial whipper-snapper has pulled it off.

 

On 19/01/2020 at 10:50 AM, DieselDaisy said:

Stop trying to be ''hip with the kids'' you old fart. 

Who’s the old fart now? :P:lol: 

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