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 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 2:33 AM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

I finally saw Skyfall last night. It obviously blows QOS out of the water, and gives Casino R a run for its money in terms of which one is better (very different films with respect to energy).

The Shanghai tower sequences are stunning for their lighting; really exceptional. They gave Judi Dench a great role, which is good since I found her character a bit tiresome in the previous two.

The only thing/edit I didn't like was the out of Instanbul => farms => mountainous gorge train ride ( in 8 mins)... which reminded me of some Indiana Jones type chases which defy geographical logic. I try not to be too picky, but when it is that obvious it can be distracting.

A definite AYE for Sam Mendes to continue the franchise!

PS : I was astounded with the Thomas Newman score... way different for him, obviously!

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 4:10 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Go Sam, go Tom, go Daniel!

Well I certainly second the last one mate. I.ve been wanting Daniel to go since he was first cast!!!!!



big grin you little devil! Twist my words for your own purpose, would ya?

I was in your camp when the announcement was made - I couldn't imagine the hateful Rooney of Road to Perdition making a decent Bond. But then he did. I suppose that's called acting.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

I think would be great to have Sam Mendes or Martin Campbell return and Roger Deakins because SKYFALL was simply STUNNING in terms of its look and CASINO ROYALE still holds its own as the best Bond film action wise. The only other directors that would excite me are:

David Fincher & Darius Khondji with a score by Ross/Fincher

Alfonso CuarĂ³n & Emmanuel Lubezki with a score by Clint Mansell

Danny Boyle & Anthony Dod Mantle with a score by John Murphy

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)



Well, Chris, y'know - against years of evidence we ignorantly ignored - we Tried to inaugurate an Appreciation along the lines you assert and you know the systematic inevitably intolerant sabotage by some self-crowned roll eyes 'experts.....].

/


..who now reside in my personal, invitation only, phantom zone (i.e. the ignore llist)
smile
bruce

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Go Sam, go Tom, go Daniel!

Well I certainly second the last one mate. I.ve been wanting Daniel to go since he was first cast!!!!!



big grin you little devil! Twist my words for your own purpose, would ya?

I was in your camp when the announcement was made - I couldn't imagine the hateful Rooney of Road to Perdition making a decent Bond. But then he did. I suppose that's called acting.


I wish he could look more like he did then - lean not bulked up
(so does Craig!)
brm

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

As long as Marc Forster isn't allowed anywhere near Bond again, things will be fine.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Now THAT, Equalized Pally, is devoutly to be hoped for!!!

We got no trouble with Eon beaming aboard first or even second class directors who surprise everyone by rising to the challenge but to wanna have everything redone visually just to have your 'stamp' onnit is mucho much.

It's supposed to be 007 not roll eyes "My Auteurist Take Refashioning Bond in My Own Image" roll eyes looniness.

Puh-LEEZE.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 11:24 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Nay.

But having said that, I have no other name to suggest. And I acknowedge that Skyfall has been very successful, for which I am grateful as it helps ensure the continuation of my favourite film series.

Mitch

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   GOLDSMITHDAKING   (Member)

Dont particularly care either way.

Skyfall is not just the worst Bond film i have ever seen, its probably one of the worst films i have ever seen.

Its hard to imagine Mendes making an even worse film and an even worse actor than Craig playing 007.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

0 eek 0 eek 7 eek

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Dont particularly care either way.

Skyfall is not just the worst Bond film i have ever seen, its probably one of the worst films i have ever seen.

Its hard to imagine Mendes making an even worse film and an even worse actor than Craig playing 007.


only your cool avatar saves you from a severe thrashing!

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



And YOUR anchored in elevation wink appreciation of such matters is
One reason wee'd Always in All Ways miss yu, Bruce-O! big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2013 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Hey, i am man enuf to admit it - SKYFALL & Craig were both excellent
{i still dislike the first two entries and always will]
bruce

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2013 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Hey, i am man enuf to admit it - SKYFALL & Craig were both excellent
{i still dislike the first two entries and always will]
bruce



That's the interesting part... is there too much variety in this series now? Allow me to explain... unlike Bruce, I love Casino Royale. It's not necessarily the greatest, but it is an enjoyable "how did Bond begin" yarn. It's even better that it took this long to tell the tale as knowing what comes later enhances the experience. But has this series gone on so long, and offered so much variety (in story, storytelling, cinematic styles, lead actors, etc...) that it is now impossible for people to just enjoy these films as a collective whole?

In no other series do we have such diversity. I can rarely find two Bond fans (I'm talking die hard lovers of the series here) that agree on the series as a whole. Some prefer the comical edge brought in the Moore years (though truthfully started in "Diamonds Are Forever"), while others prefer the darker Connery years. Some will fight for Dalton to the death, and yet others still say there was no Bond until Brosnan played him. Now we have Craig, the "IT" of this generation who Roger Moore just recently (he used to say Connery) called the "greatest Bond" ever.

The films have been campy, dark, serious, exploitive, and now even somewhat art house-ish. No one can agree on any three points, yet we all love "Bond".

I cannot but help but wonder what opinions the next film will stir?

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2013 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Hey, i am man enuf to admit it - SKYFALL & Craig were both excellent
{i still dislike the first two entries and always will]
bruce





I cannot but help but wonder what opinions the next film will stir?


well, we already know that there is a contingent on this board that will hate it as long as Craig
is Bond.....
brm

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2013 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Hey, i am man enuf to admit it - SKYFALL & Craig were both excellent
{i still dislike the first two entries and always will]
bruce





I cannot but help but wonder what opinions the next film will stir?


well, we already know that there is a contingent on this board that will hate it as long as Craig
is Bond.....
brm


Daniel Craig has never been Bond smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2013 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Shane Black at the Great American PitchFest this past week said that Skyfall wasn't the worst Bond movie, but it was close.

I aim to agree.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2013 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

frown

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2013 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Aye to Craig who IS a great Bond. Mendes seems okay for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2013 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

big grin wink

 
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