It was OK. Kind of tedious. A lot of poor characters & acting. Wish they had featured Bautista a bit more. He'd make a great new Odd Job if they resurrect Goldfinger.watched the screener last night. anyone else think this was the most boring Bond in a long time? the bond girl was a real snoozer.
completely agreed. he would have been fantastic for that.Wish they had featured Bautista a bit more. He'd make a great new Odd Job if they resurrect Goldfinger.
also agree. although, no one will ever top Telly Savalas's Blofeld. The greatest Bond crime is he never got a chance to work with Connery.Walz's Blofeld bites
I watched it on the pictures with Mrs F., I was disappointed and couldn't get into it. I bought the Blu-ray yesterday (Its release date here) and watched it last night and thought it very good. Its quite a clever movie, handsomely shot with lots sly references and poking fun at itself.Finally got around to watching this. First watch was pretty disappointing, but on advice I am giving it another watch today and it's definitely more satisfying the second time. It's pretty much a YOLT era Connery type Bond, so you just have to be ok with that. I am more a Casino Royal fan, but it's fun enough.
Yep, I quite agree. Hoyte van Hoytema did a phenomenal job shooting it I thought, the scene in Monica Belucci's place was oozing gorgeousness.I watched it on the pictures with Mrs F., I was disappointed and couldn't get into it. I bought the Blu-ray yesterday (Its release date here) and watched it last night and thought it very good. Its quite a clever movie, handsomely shot with lots sly references and poking fun at itself.
Its clearly a Part I, It would not surprise me to see Mr Hinx return as a Jaws like indestructible character kicking the shit out of everyone in a 3-piece!
I thought the French Bond girl lovely and very elegant, especially in the train scene. Bond's women need to be elegant to offset the brutality.
You know, I missed that scene first time around as I had to take a leak. But yes its beautifully shot complete with a bit of Vivaldi in the background.Yep, I quite agree. Hoyte van Hoytema did a phenomenal job shooting it I thought, the scene in Monica Belucci's place was oozing gorgeousness.
You are high man. Bellucci is still phenomenal.If you liked Monica Bellucci when she was young and hot don't bother to watch the film. She'll be ruined for you forever.
HD video is no longer her friend.
JB's suits are so tight I was impressed with the quality of the seams. I expected to see them popp every time he took a breath. Or maybe they did and he just put on a new suit, who knows?
JB makes shooting bad guys look too easy. The perfect role model for every kid that's into guns.
Seriously, it was quite impressive how he managed to kill the guys that were near the helicopter. But I guess he was just lucky that the guns previous owner looked after it so well.
They got rid of that when they got Tom Ford to make his suits.I thought the whole point of James Bond was to be classic.
The first Bond film I watched was Octopussy at the cinema as my father hated the Bond fanchise so would always switch over when a Bond film came on. At the time, I thought the collars were rather old fashioned as was the wardrobe of Roger Moore. It seemed dated to me then, but the action was top notch. The suits from the sixties and seventies are very much of their time.They got rid of that when they got Tom Ford to make his suits.
Since his agency is now openly trying to recruit members of ethnic, religious and gender minorities I'm sure they will show up in the next film.
Unless they go full circle and have Russian baddies again.
I watched a remastered HD version of Goldfinger last week. Boy, those films were so lame and all actors were pretty old and it shows in HD. What also shows is the rather crude make of the suits.
All the Roger Moore films hold-up extremely well, my kids love them. The Connery ones are pretty dated.^
Most of those old Bonds don't really hold up. I do however, like Live & Let Die. Has a Blaxploitation angle, and of course Jane Seymour as Solitaire.
Gritty council estates? This is James Bond yes? Or is Boyle going to transform Bond into a copper running after migrants & vagrants?I think with Boyle you'll get none of the humour, just more of the gritty council estate and film noir Bond we have with Craig.