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Old 11-12-2012, 01:34 AM   #76
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There are larger, uncropped versions of this. Google reverse image search. When I get high res screen caps of the DB5 cruising through Scotland, my life will be complete.
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well when the blu-ray comes out you can get stills and more promotional images will likely show up
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Saw it last night, the villain sucked so to me the ending was far from satisfying.
Also the idea of making Bond look "out of touch with the times" doing the whole new era of terrorism is hackers, etc....
Fckin lame, the whole premise of James Bond acharacter is that he's eternally cool no matter what the circumstances. Sam Mendes who directed it screwed this one up for me big time.
Casino Royale was twice the movie Skyfall is..
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Also the idea of making Bond look "out of touch with the times" doing the whole new era of terrorism is hackers, etc....
Fckin lame, the whole premise of James Bond acharacter is that he's eternally cool no matter what the circumstances.
Yeah, that's why in The World Is Not Enough, Judi Dench's M tells him, "...you're a sexist, misogynist dinosaur. A relic of the Cold War..."
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Yeah, that's why in The World Is Not Enough, Judi Dench's M tells him, "...you're a sexist, misogynist dinosaur. A relic of the Cold War..."

I understand that point, but you're not understanding my point....
My point being is that James Bond is ALWAYS gonna be cool and good enough to get shit done, that's his whole shtick for frigs sake, nothing phases him he ALWAYS gets the job done...
So the idea of a bunch of nerd hackers overwhelming James Fuckin Bond, literally insults my intelligence. And that's what this movie tried to portray, it tried to take an element that's very current, the big thing last few years has been cyber terrorism, it tried to take that element and infuse it into the fabric of the movie.

For what reason exactly ? I mean this isn't Mission Impossible, this isn't Bourne Legacy the two series where they're constantly trying to stay super modern and "with the times"
That's not what the Bond movies are about, so to make it the main theme of the movie basically was a big mistake.
I'm curious to see what the critics are saying, especially in comparison with Casino Royale, will look into that later.
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Well excuse me for not getting your point, since I HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE YET. Thanks for the spoiler, though.
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I didn't spoil anything, YouTube trailer is more of a spoiler than anything I have written up there
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Is this daniel craig's last bond movie?
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He runs through like 10+ suits through filming. Those are ~5k Tom Ford tailored suits. Not as bad as the 5-6 Aston DBS' they've wrecked though.
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Cinematography was gorgeous in this movie. You could take stills from half of this film and frame it.

Sort of disappointed with the whole last act. Didn't feel particularly epic and didn't think the threat was severe enough...and plot holes...plot holes everywhere...but still had a great time watching it. And lots of great comedy, which I really liked about Bond but it was sort of missing in the first two Daniel Craig films. Daniel Craig is a great Bond too. He's the first one that's an actual badass rather than an actor playing a badass.
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You guys are all on crack. i won't say it is one of the worst, but it is one of the most boring and unoriginal Bond films I've seen in a long time. Casino Royale is still the best Craig Bond movie, aside from the hour-long poker scene.

TL;DR, but here is my lengthy review of why it's so terrible. Hopefully some of you will see the light.

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To be honest, your review completely missed what Mendes and Craig are trying to do with Bond.

The reason why Skyfall is not only a great Bond movie, but just a good movie, is that it places Bond in the uncertain socio-political context that we live in today:
- Uncertain enemies (no longer countries, but ourselves)
- Technology vs. old-school methods
- The relevance of spy agencies, like MI6

Yeah, it could be argued that Bond has gone all Dark Knight, but you know what? Such movies are more satisfying for today's more sophisticated audiences than just a bunch of one-liners, gadgets, and scantily-clad women.
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^Exactly. But I thought this movie blended both that central theme and traditional Bond elements together quite well.
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comparing the movies to the last to bond movies skyfall for me was long and boring! New movies nowadays have to WOW me and this new one didn't!
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To be honest, your review completely missed what Mendes and Craig are trying to do with Bond.

The reason why Skyfall is not only a great Bond movie, but just a good movie, is that it places Bond in the uncertain socio-political context that we live in today:
- Uncertain enemies (no longer countries, but ourselves)
- Technology vs. old-school methods
- The relevance of spy agencies, like MI6

Yeah, it could be argued that Bond has gone all Dark Knight, but you know what? Such movies are more satisfying for today's more sophisticated audiences than just a bunch of one-liners, gadgets, and scantily-clad women.
Agreed. Could've used more scantily-clad women but there's no question that pre-Daniel Craig Bond wouldn't possibly exist in the modern world and that the villains aren't the same either. It's a Bond for the modern era, one where a remote controlled car with rockets in the headlights just isn't that impressive anymore.

I mean, anything we see these days, we know it's impossible and it's just done in After Effects by a film school nerd. They're giving us a decent plot and good actors in good performances to wow us rather than gimmicks. I like it.
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That was in GoldenEye
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I mean, anything we see these days, we know it's impossible and it's just done in After Effects by a film school nerd. They're giving us a decent plot and good actors in good performances to wow us rather than gimmicks. I like it.
Sad to say, but while I loved this movie, some of the effects actually looked like they were done in AE by a film school student. The breath steam during the night scenes in Scotland were terribly done and the flashlight in the field was equally bad. MGM obviously put as much money behind this as they could, but there were definitely a few areas that were glossed over when it came to cost.
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He runs through like 10+ suits through filming. Those are ~5k Tom Ford tailored suits. Not as bad as the 5-6 Aston DBS' they've wrecked though.
Far more, 40 variations of a single suit were made.

The suits also are not Tom Ford, except for those used in product placement scenes. Tom Ford's tailors made the suits, but the costume designer, Jany Temime, made lots of subtle design and movie specific alternations from a standard TF design. In the action scenes, the fit makes it quite apparent that the movie suits are not the equivalent of a regular TF.

Regardless, I'm being overly picky, Daniel Craig makes the TF design cues look unbelievable. Perfect suit for a 00 agent.
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To be honest, your review completely missed what Mendes and Craig are trying to do with Bond.

The reason why Skyfall is not only a great Bond movie, but just a good movie, is that it places Bond in the uncertain socio-political context that we live in today:
- Uncertain enemies (no longer countries, but ourselves)
- Technology vs. old-school methods
- The relevance of spy agencies, like MI6

Yeah, it could be argued that Bond has gone all Dark Knight, but you know what? Such movies are more satisfying for today's more sophisticated audiences than just a bunch of one-liners, gadgets, and scantily-clad women.

Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa...let's just back this truck up just a tad here.

First off, I COMPLETELY understand what Mendes and Craig are trying to do with Bond. I like the darker, more human Bond. They just SUCKED at doing it.

I like Daniel Craig as Bond, I like the acting in the film, and the casting, cinematography, locations etc. But the way it was put together sucked. If you read my review, you would see that I talked about how the story and action is linear and boring for the most part. Do today's "sophisticated" audiences deserve played out, predictable stories with expository dialogue ans shitty graphics?

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I don't mind if there aren't one-liners, gadgets, and naked women, necessarily; but make the story good enough so I don't notice these things missing!!!

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Read the first few pages of IMDB user reviews...you will all see that I'm not alone in my opinions. In fact, having read them after I wrote mine, my review missed out on many other glaring problems.

I think I would have preferred this movie:
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^ I agree with you, this is not the best bond, as touted by some. It's not as good as Casino Royale, and no where near as emotionally involving as it either... I was bummed out that Javier Bardem's villain wasn't as maniacal or as deep as I thought he was going to be(his one shot entrance and sexual advance towards Bond being highlights). I felt like too much was made of the many bond references(which weren't entirely over my head), the humour was excruciatingly dry, and the character of M being a central part of the plot a huge mistake. M dragged the film down, I did not care for her and
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I didn't hate the movie, but man, was I disappointed with it. If you're going to go in a darker direction with your franchise, make it worthwhile and not just an excuse to have a shallow lead character... These last 3 films have been heavily inspired by the Bourne franchise, but they have never achieved the depth of that character...

It's still one of the best looking films of the year though, so that's something.


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Sad to say, but while I loved this movie, some of the effects actually looked like they were done in AE by a film school student. The breath steam during the night scenes in Scotland were terribly done and the flashlight in the field was equally bad. MGM obviously put as much money behind this as they could, but there were definitely a few areas that were glossed over when it came to cost.
Just wanted to add, that adding people's breath digitally always looks terrible, for example Social Network.

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