Saw the latest (last?) Bond Tonight.

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  1. ThreeChordWonder

    ThreeChordWonder Senior Stratmaster

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    Full disclosure. The last four digits if my UK National Insurance Number, kind of like a US Social, just happen to be 007A, honestly, so I'm a bit of a fan anyway...

    But Craig went out on his best one yet.

    No spoilers, but lots of cribs from classic 60s and 70s Connery and Moore era movies, and the old DB5 does her stuff yet again.

    Five stars.
     
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    Aston Martin nut here, thanks for the review.
     
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    Just not the same having an American as James Bond.
     
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    I thought Craig was English?
     
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    What am I missing, vid1900? :confused:
     
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    Daniel Craig is an American citizen
     
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    Born in Chester, England.
     
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    Thank Gawd he's packing it in then. ;)

    TBH I lost interest in Bond after Thunderball.
     
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    You got that far?

    I tried the books to see if they were any better than the films, got as far as half way through Dr No...
     
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    What a petty thing to be concerned about. Nothing better to do?
     
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    The movies have never really followed the books.

    If they had you would have had a David Niven type driving a blower Bentley in Dr. No, not some working class Edinburgh guy in an Aston (which didn't feature until Goldfinger anyway).

    Just go with the flow and accept them for what they really are: glorified cowboy movies:
    • Bad guy running the town
    • Ineffective or in cahoots Sheriff
    • Hero rides into town on big white horse
    • Femme fatale in need of rescue
    • Hero gets in a few saloon fights along the way
    • Big shoot out at the end
    • Hero rides off into sunset with femme fatale.
     
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    I thought Daniel Craig did a great job playing Bond. Since we're talking about Bond movies...

    My James Bond ranking:

    Sean Connery
    Daniel Craig
    Roger Moore
    Pierce Brosnan
    George Lazenby
    Timothy Dalton
     
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    This one is worse than that, for traditional bond fans.

    The woman below who saw this latest movie described the plot as a Nicholas Sparks Spy Movie chick-flick: "If you like Nicholas Sparks books and you always wanted to see him do a spy movie then this is the movie for you!"

    (includes a couple of spoilers)



    Others have noted how 'choppy' the movie is from the significant number of reshoots to fix things in the movie.


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    I saw it like night as well…a little bit of a confusing plot (IMHO) but a really good movie with tons of action scenes, some of which I am still wondering how they filmed. 3.5 stars
     
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    Sean Connery was by far the best Bond. Never like Craig.
     
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    I like the long drawn out Bond movies best as I can doze off and catch up on my sleep while "watching" them.

    They're too long and have too much "filler" in them for me to stay interested.

    As do a lot of movies these days.
     
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    had a friend who introduced himself like bond, "johnson, joe johnson".

    so he introduces himself to a gal at a bar -

    him- "johnson, joe johnson".

    her- "off, f off".

    and the crowd went wild.