upcoming Bond

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  1. Twin

    Twin Strat-Talker

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    Best Bond since Connery.
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    I dunno. It just seems like a green screen CG adventure. Like Star Wars for spy enthusiasts. Remember when stunts were stunts?

     
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    Who is your favorite Blofeld?

    Mine is Telly Savalas. 2nd place goes to Waltz.
     
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    The Brocolli kids killed Bond. Craig is an offense to the franchise.

    Bond was farcical, fun, and entertaining. Ridiculous villains. Trivial plots. Actors (Connery and Moore) who were likeable, charismatic actors and the role of every character in the movies were all caricatures of themselves.

    Dalton was a train wreck. He's the first one who thought it should be "more realistic, more serious, like the character Ian Fleming wrote about". Brosnan brought it back a bit, but it was still too serious. Craig pushed it off the edge into some black hole from whence it will never recover.
     
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    A woman bond film.. if it’s done well would be cool. Not something lame like ghostbusters.
     
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    Or the remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels?

    Or how about every movie where they force feed a woman into a role a man played in the original just to have a woman in the role a man played in the original? Or Vise-versa?

    Remaking movies and characters endlessly is bad enough - "retelling" them with gender swaps screws them all no matter which direction it's going.
     
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    Donald Pleasence...
    Then Waltz.
    But it's close.

    Pleasence just had this natural personification of bloody fu*k'n evil when he wanted...Waltz seems a little forced. Both could / can do excellent nice guys...but Pleasence...
    Wouldn't want to be trapped in his basement when he's feeling poorly.

    Met Telly once. He was in PDX for our summer shindig long ago. Fellow was huge, absolutely giant sized. His nose was the size of my fist.

    Don't suppose I'd like getting on his bad side either.
     
  9. Mr C

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    Bland, James Bland, neither stirred nor shaken..

    Time to hang up the Walther for good methinks…
     
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    I think I've told this story before, forgive me if I have.

    Roger Moore used tell an anecdote about doing the, um, "romantic" scenes.

    He told how would apologize in advance to the Bond girl in question, in case he got a "stiffie".

    And in case he didn't.
     
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    You could call me a Bond mega fan but I don't like any of the Daniel Craig offerings TBH... They just copied the Bourne Identity "gritty realistic spy thriller" in an attempt to repackage Bond for a hipper generation but all they accomplished was discarding everything that makes Bond enjoyable.
     
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    I once hit James Bond in the nuts.
    I was at an airport, having been travelling for a few months, and waiting for my luggage at the carousel. My rucksack came along, I (with the adroitness of years of practice in countless airports) stuck my arm in the loop, and swung it onto my back in a single smooth move.

    Behind me i heard "ooooof!".

    turned round to see Pierce Brosnan doubled over clutching his pods. I apologised profusely - he was a gent about, and laughed.

    I realised then, none of these supervillans needed lasers, or sharktanks, etc, to render Bond hors de combat - a fast moving bag to the lovespuds would do it.
     
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    Oh Rami Malek

    Well then...
     
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    Pleasence and Telly did respectable unique performances but I prefer the early Blofeld which is never completely seen and played by multiple actors. It just makes the character much more menacing, mysterious, and intimidating as a super villain.
     
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    I like Roger Moore the best. Octopussy and for your Eyes Only. Spy who loved me was pretty good as well.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    You're probably right. I love the vintage looks of Aston Martin over newer ones.
     
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    Interesting responses to who likes who for Bond. Connery fan here….

    But hey, come on guys, isn’t half the fun of the Bond movies all the eye candy Bond girls? There’s been so many hot hot gals in those movies. We should have a Bond girl poll, pick your top three from a list and find out who’s the hottest of them all!

    Here’s my fav Bond gal Natalya Simonova ( Izabella Scorupco in Goldeneye ). I’d rate her as possibly the best looking girl I’ve ever seen…..:) wow……..

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    If there was ever a Bond Girl as effortlessly cool and genuinely talented as Dame Diana Rigg, I haven't seen her.
     
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