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Old 2012-11-06, 19:37   Link #81
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Great send off.
Send off?

I'm sure that James Bond will be back with Daniel Craig. They're shooting the next Bond film right now.
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Old 2012-11-08, 17:41   Link #82
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Send off?

I'm sure that James Bond will be back with Daniel Craig. They're shooting the next Bond film right now.
Not for Craig's Bond, it was a send-off for...
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So I went to see this movie a few days ago... I loved it. It had enough classic Bond-elements to feel like a James Bond movie, yet it didn't stick so close to the formula that it just felt like them remaking Goldfinger for the 15th time either. I like how Daniel Craig's movies have given Bond a bit more depth and made him a little more than just a suave badass secret agent who gets laid a lot. That said though, I do have one pretty big nitpick about the movie...
Spoiler for This relates to the beginning of the film so it's not really a HUGE spoiler, but still...:
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Old 2012-11-08, 18:28   Link #83
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Not for Craig's Bond, it was a send-off for...
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So I went to see this movie a few days ago... I loved it. It had enough classic Bond-elements to feel like a James Bond movie, yet it didn't stick so close to the formula that it just felt like them remaking Goldfinger for the 15th time either. I like how Daniel Craig's movies have given Bond a bit more depth and made him a little more than just a suave badass secret agent who gets laid a lot. That said though, I do have one pretty big nitpick about the movie...
Spoiler for This relates to the beginning of the film so it's not really a HUGE spoiler, but still...:
In response to your second bit of spoiler I will answer simply by saying HE'S BOND...JAMES BOND!
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Old 2012-11-08, 20:45   Link #84
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Not for Craig's Bond, it was a send-off for...
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Ah, I understand. I assume it was Craig's Bond since Kizoku Keenan said "main character". Also,
Spoiler for Character:
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Old 2012-11-08, 23:48   Link #85
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Great movie. One of my favorite Bond flicks. Definitely restores my faith in Sony's ability to produce them after the crap that was Quantum of Solace.
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Old 2012-11-09, 02:08   Link #86
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I kinda expected

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Great movie anyway. It earns a spot at the top of all Bond movies.
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Old 2012-11-09, 21:39   Link #87
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Wanted to see it...but damn, did that sell out fast.
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Old 2012-11-10, 05:04   Link #88
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Just seen it. The villain was great, definitely one of the most memorable Bond villains. The first 30% and last 30% of the film were excellent. I had some problems with the middle section of the film though:

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Old 2012-11-10, 11:15   Link #89
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Quite an exciting and wonderfully shot film (which is quite glorious on IMAX). Well paced with some very good direction throughout, Skyfall is a far more traditional Bond film (far more similar to a Moore or later Brosnan or Connery Bond than the Dalton Bond that Craig's first two films were inspired by), which is both good and bad. Now that the full prologue for the update is over, the producers can go on to explore (or re-explore) the tried and true Bond cliches and tropes.

A lot has been said over Javier Bardem's amazing and fun appearance as the villain Silva, so I'll skip ahead (p.s. I've developed a slight crush on Ben Whishaw after seeing him concurrently in Cloud Atlas and now Skyfall ).

This film went above and beyond in its development and support of its various female characters. Judi Dench's M has finally become a three dimensional character, pushing past her limited appearances in previous films, and becoming a fully fleshed out individual. Dench truly sinks her teeth into these new layers to her character and she has a lot of fun slowly expanding the character. Meanwhile, Naomie Harris has a star turning role as Eve. Beyond her sheer physical beauty, Harris absolutely steals every scene she is in and help elevates Craig's Bond to levels only seen back in the days of Sean Connery (in many respects, the entire film is about making Craig into Connery). And finally, Bérénice Lim Marlohe delivers a very subtle performance as Severine, a tragic character is Bardem's plot for revenge. (Special shout out to character actor Helen McCrory who makes a small but pivotal appearance as one of the ministers in charge of the inquiry over M.)

That being said, the technical aspects of this film were quite wonderful. Great sound, superb location shooting (from the sets of Shanghai to Macau to Hogwarts, every place was beautiful), very good cinematography, very good editing and some decent scoring all help to make this a greatly entertaining film going experience. There are, though, structural and plot problems (it's unclear why Severine was involved in an assassination, the entire escape sequence makes little sense, and various other moments were not explained clearly enough), but nothing to bothersome. While it will not supplant Casino Royale, From Russia With Love, or the Dalton picture on my Best of Bond list, it is still easily in the Top 10. 82/100.

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Old 2012-11-10, 12:37   Link #90
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A lot has been said over Javier Bardem's amazing and fun appearance as the villain Silvia
Silva, not Silvia. I remember, because I kept thinking they were calling him "Silver".
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Old 2012-11-10, 14:52   Link #91
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So excited! I'll be seeing this in less than an hour!
So having seen Skyfall now, I have to admit that it was enjoyable and brought back many things that were great about the original Bond films. That being said, I have a number of criticisms about the film, the script, the plot, the action sequences as well as some of the characterizations .. that after some thought force me to lower my score. I give the film overall (with some trepidation) a 7.5 / 10, but not without reservations -- closer to 7 than an 8. It will be a Bond film that I enjoy, but I rate it below many of the classic films, as well as below Goldeneye and Casino Royal.

The highlights of the film are definitely 1) Javier Bardem's amazing portrayal of a truly twisted genius evil villain, albeit with a rather shallow motivation, and 2) the throwback to the Connery-era take on James Bond being simply a man with a gun.. A very dangerous man with a gun. Some weak points I would say would be the plot (which I felt was partially forced due to casting/personnel decisions), some of the dialogue I thought particularly weak and other minor quibbles that jarred me out of my suspension of disbelief. So ultimately I feel mixed.

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Old 2012-11-11, 03:24   Link #92
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Silva, not Silvia. I remember, because I kept thinking they were calling him "Silver".
I didn't know it wasn't Silver until I looked at this thread after watching it.
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Old 2012-11-11, 03:53   Link #93
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I didn't know it wasn't Silver until I looked at this thread after watching it.
Just a quick browse of critics' reviews will show that Javier's character's name is Silva .
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Old 2012-11-11, 05:16   Link #94
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I didn't know it wasn't Silver until I looked at this thread after watching it.
I thought it was silver too

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Just a quick browse of critics' reviews will show that Javier's character's name is Silva .
I dont really read any critic's reviews so yeah
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Old 2012-11-11, 19:39   Link #95
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Not for Craig's Bond, it was a send-off for...
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It was expected actually

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So I went to see this movie a few days ago... I loved it. It had enough classic Bond-elements to feel like a James Bond movie, yet it didn't stick so close to the formula that it just felt like them remaking Goldfinger for the 15th time either. I like how Daniel Craig's movies have given Bond a bit more depth and made him a little more than just a suave badass secret agent who gets laid a lot. That said though, I do have one pretty big nitpick about the movie...
This Bond film differs from the previous ones in that it was a lot more personal.

But it does go back into its James Bonds roots, especially with Adele's skyfall song, it definetly felt like a Bond song.

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Spoiler for This relates to the beginning of the film so it's not really a HUGE spoiler, but still...:
Dude,

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Old 2012-11-11, 23:54   Link #96
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I am undoubtedly colored by the fact that I am an unapologetic Connery lover... so it shouldn't really come as a surprise that I thought the film was kinda "meh."

The appearance of
Spoiler for something:
saved the film for me.

I give it a B-. I never looked at my watch, but I could feel it dragging more than necessary.

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I kinda expected

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I thought that...
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Old 2012-12-01, 04:13   Link #97
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I got a chance to see this tonight (free tickets FTW!) and I really enjoyed it. It really had elements of the classic Bond films, but also had a lot of dialogue and back story, including a fair bit of Bond's past at Skyfall. I thought the scene in Shanghai where Bond confronts Patrice was interesting, mainly because of the visuals, especially with the silhouette of the both of them fighting with a moving digital jellyfish behind them.

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Old 2012-12-01, 14:28   Link #98
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Not for Craig's Bond, it was a send-off for...
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So I went to see this movie a few days ago... I loved it. It had enough classic Bond-elements to feel like a James Bond movie, yet it didn't stick so close to the formula that it just felt like them remaking Goldfinger for the 15th time either. I like how Daniel Craig's movies have given Bond a bit more depth and made him a little more than just a suave badass secret agent who gets laid a lot. That said though, I do have one pretty big nitpick about the movie...
Spoiler for This relates to the beginning of the film so it's not really a HUGE spoiler, but still...:
Go back to 'You Only Live Twice' they "killed" Bond there too. It was just to get certain parties off his back. Might have been the same here.
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