Skyfall Thread **CAUTION SPOILERS**

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    Nov 23, 2012 7:25 AM GMT
    So what did everyone think of it? Favorite parts? Thoughts on the new direction they appear to be taking the series in?

    my absolute favorite was when 007 and M first drive away in the DB5 and Judi is complaining the car is uncomfortable and Daniel flips up the top of the gearshift revealing the classic red eject button, asking if she's going to complain all the way and she turns to him and says "Oh, go on. Eject me. See if i bloody care"
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    Nov 23, 2012 11:01 AM GMT
    Lol! That was a good one. I haven't seen many of the older ones, but after my cousin explained all the tie-ins to older movies, it made It that much better-- moneypenny, the guy who replaces m, and how they made fun of the gadgets bond received (exploding pens are out dated).. Oh man hahahah. If I had to pick just one moment id say right at the beginning during the fight on the train and you find out bond gets shot--- my jaw dropped
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    Nov 23, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    I loved the movie! I also liked the how they gave a little insight into 007's history (although some purists might disagree). My favorite scene too is when they were in the DB5. Solid flick all around.
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    One of my favorite parts was the applause from the audience when the garage door was pulled to show the DB5.

    I have to wonder about showing James Bond as getting a bit soft and old thou. Sign Daniel Craig might be replaced?
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
    Loved the movie! Fave scene was the 'cuff adjust' when he jumps onto the train. Classic Bond, perfectly rendered. Adele's song, which I though was trying too hard to channel Shirley Bassey, made perfect sense when integrated into the movie. I also liked that for the first time (in my memory of Bond flicks) that age was brought into the story line - for too long Bond movies worked in total denial of the fact that the characters were getting too old (Connery and Moore being the prime actors that stayed in beyond their prime). Hated to see Judi Dench getting killed off. But it was time.
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    Nov 23, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    ATC84 saidOne of my favorite parts was the applause from the audience when the garage door was pulled to show the DB5.

    I have to wonder about showing James Bond as getting a bit soft and old thou. Sign Daniel Craig might be replaced?


    Ha. If you wanna see soft and old, go back and revisit any of the Pierce Brosnan flicks. Hahaha.

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    Nov 23, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    Javier Bardem belonged in a Batman film, not a Bond movie.
    I liked the film when I saw it. Not loved, but liked it well enough, but with each day that passes since viewing, I like it less and less and less.
    Bad CG Kumodo dragons, cartoon villain rip off of the Joker, and an overall lack of that jen a se quoi that made previous Bond bits and touches a little more glib and witty. A friend said "it was more boiler maker than martini."
    That said, I still prefer Craig over all other Bonds with the exception of Connery, particularly his darker and more brooding edge. The title sequence was a visual feast and great throw back to golden age Bond, as was the opening chase scene (great stuff!) But this installment left me cold, and was not very "Bond" to my way of thinking. The script was filled with holes, and so many things were pasted in simply to advance minor points (e.g. the tedious hearing which was far too long and existed solely to make Raphe Fine's character more palatable... really, in 2012 in London Bardem gets in and out of a fucking Govt. building with guns and an epic shoot-out that would have the place surrounded otherwise? Stupid little mistakes like this all through the story.)
    FYI - Sir Judi Dench is retiring because of her increasing loss of sight, not a producer's decision.
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    Nov 23, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    Can't believe nobody has mentioned the gay "torture" scene when Bardem's character "feels up" Bond while he's tied to a chair, after Bardem's character shooting the woman Bond has shagged the night before. Bond seems to be unperturbed by the "transgression" of the guy feeling him up.
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    Nov 25, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    title scene was awesome'

    really liked that movie but actually from the way people were talking up the movie I expected a little bit more...I mean its good but this is simply not best picture material
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    Nov 25, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
    Skyfall was amazing! Definitely my favourite Bond movie of all time, though I have to admit i've only watched the ones with Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig as James Bond. I liked how the movie was less about fancy cars and nerdy gadget but just plain badass shotguns, home-alone styled traps, and some awesome scenes of fist fighting.

    My favourite scene has to be the one where the main villain - portrayed excellently by Javier Bardem, in my opinion - is touching tied up Bond intimately. And then when Bond says... "who says I've never done it" (or somewhere along that line)... oooh, the number of doors it opens for the future Bond series. Hehehehe
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    Nov 28, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    I saw it in theatre on the Sunday in the first week release. Gee, it was packed. I am such a James Bond freak, I swear I've seen all 23 Bond films now and owned about 15 of the older Bond films. Anyway, don't read my answers if you don't want the spoilers.

    My absolute favorite parts, when Bond was shot in the beginning by Eve in Istanbul (the train sequence). When Bond traveled to Shanghai and Macau in one of the Asian's Casino/the Komodo Dragon fight scene (Have anyone noticed that in some of the recent Bond films, there is always a Casino Connection). I thought the actress who played Severine is sexy as hell, is she Half-Asian by the way? I Can't Tell !!! When Silva attacked M in London, mass shooting terrorist scene. When Silva revealed his face-wound from the Chinese torture in MI6's UK office. When M finally dies in the end of the movie.

    I think they're trying to mix it up a bit. Moneypenny is played by Eve/Naomi Harris (a Black British actress), Q is played by a younger guy now (he is cute btw) and Gareth Mallory (new M) played by Ralph Fiennes.

    I really like Dame Judi Dench's performance in the film, very heart-warming. When she was reciting one of the poem in the hearing then Silva attacked her/MI6, that was an Awesome scene !!!! I feel like Bond was protecting her like she's a mother figure, he's the orphan. There is a definitely a mother-son theme in the film between these two. I thought it was neat that they let the audience know about Bond's origin/orphan story in Skyfall Scotland. Daniel Craig is awesome in the movie like always, he kicks major ass. I am not surprised that this film surpassed the $789,000,000 million worldwide.

    Skyfall is definitely a must see for all Bond 007 fans. A 9 out of 10 rating.
    If you haven't seen any of the older Bond, I'd recommend seeing them all on dvds or catch it on SyFy cable sometimes. icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 28, 2012 6:53 AM GMT
    Boring. All Bond movies are a cookie cutter. Some car/motorcycle etc chase, a woman that "sacrifices" for 007, Bond wins ..the end.
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    Nov 28, 2012 7:03 AM GMT
    jerseywoof saidtitle scene was awesome'

    really liked that movie but actually from the way people were talking up the movie I expected a little bit more...I mean its good but this is simply not best picture material


    Hehehe I think the studio MGM's main objective is to make as much $$$$ with these Bond pictures as possible, they don't really care about the Academy Awards/nominations unless you count Madonna's song Die Another Day which won the Golden Globes (which had a good techno remix btw). Best Picture materials usually are films that either dramatic, biographical, adapted from books, melo-dramatic and thought-provoking/philosophical. Bond pictures are action-based/entertaining that usually make shit-load of money. If I was a studio executive running a film company like MGM or Paramount, I'd green-light and allow directors/writers to make more action based movies like Bond/007 simply based on money-making/economic aspect thus making me and everyone in the company rich, leave the best-pic films to the independent studios like Miramax or Lionsgate !! hahahaha. Just some thoughts.