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Quantum of Solace

Discussion in 'Movies, Music and TV shows' started by Taure, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Saw this today, was awesome. A bit short, but the film is structured beautifully. There's not a single wasted moment. Daniel Craig is the best Bond, no contest.

    On the downside there wasn't really a "Bond girl" as we usually understand it, but I guess that's because he's mourning Vesper.

    Highly recommended.
     
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    Randeemy Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Saw it today too. It was really good. Craig is much better as Bond, he delivers his lines in a much drier way, it adds sophistication and humour, which Bond is all about, to replace crap innuendo and shitty one liners.

    I did get the impression something was missing, but I can't put my finger on it, perhaps it was the small amount of time Gemma Arterton got on screen, she is top quality gash.
     
  3. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Plus he actually feels like a real person, unlike previous Bonds.
     
  4. Tarnished Blade

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    I loath you people for getting to see this 2 weeks before I can.

    That said I'll leave before the spoilers start.
     
  5. Sorrows

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    Friend of mine had tickets to see the premiere, fucker didn't invite me though :(
    Going to see in next week some time.
     
  6. Dark Syaoran

    Dark Syaoran Persona 4 Admin

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    Hm. Something decent to watch at the movies after all.
     
  7. Fuegodefuerza

    Fuegodefuerza Minister of Magic

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    Wtf. It doesn't come out until the 14th here. :( SPOILER TAGS PLZ!!
     
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    Blaise Golden Patronus

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    That's what I call not a friend.

    And seriously: fuck you very much, England. Who wastes more money at the box office than we do?
     
  9. TripticWriter

    TripticWriter Groundskeeper

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    It's not only England, it's also out in France. ^^

    I thought the film was great, even if I found Casino Royal better.

    I like the fast pace in the film, the feeling of anger and sadness. Never a James Bond has been so cold hearted, and it was great. But there was less characters' development than in casino royal and the main villain kind of fell short in my eyes.

    Anyone think that the next one will still be in the continuity of QoS? I really don't have the feeling that Quantum will disband because of the death of one of his agent. What do you think?
     
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    Am I the only person in the world who doesn't much like Craig as Bond?
     
  11. Militis

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    No, you're not.

    I liked what's-his-name from before Brosnan. Best. Bond. Evar.
     
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    Saw it yesterday, very very cool, but I did like Casino Royal better. The bond girl didn't get enough screen time.
     
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    Blaise Golden Patronus

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    Do you mean "the guy before: Brosnan", or "the guy before Brosnan" ? Because if you mean Timothy Dalton, you f-f-fail.

    Or you're thinking of Sean Connery, who is arguably the best Bond.
     
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    The second one. "The guy before Brosnan." I thought it looked clear...Sorry.

    I meant Connery. I didn't see any with Dalton in them, so I didn't know anyone was between them, lawl.
     
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    You, sir, are a blessed man. Fucking horrible movies, they were.

    Slightly off topic-ish:
    1. Reason why I love/hate Daniel Craig - free Aston Martins for life.
    2. On my Christmas list: Ultimate Watch
     
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  16. Dark Syaoran

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    In this day and age, I think he's the best one for the job. After the Bourne movies, most wanted a more realistic approach. Sure, someone else could fill the shoes with a more 'real' script, but I think he probably does it better than most others could.

    And when I saw more realistic, I don't mean total by-the-book realism.
     
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    Craig beats Brosnan as Bond hands down, but the plot for Goldeneye was better than the plot for Casino Royale.

    Dalton wasn't that bad as Bond, but he wasn't that good either. However, with the exception of Live and Let Die I thought Roger Moore was a bit too much of limp wrist to be a good Bond.

    Connery and Craig both understood that while sophistication and charm were important to Bond, what made Bond work was a certain physicality and aggression they both possess.

    Note I refuse to consider George Lazenby as Bond even though he was in a Bond movie...
     
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    Meh, Dalton's not a terrible actor, but his weak performance + weak plot = poor movie IMO. Craig has really stepped into this role - you're spot-on about that understanding of the aggressive side of Bond's character. All of the innuendo and shit is fun (when done tastefully), but Double-O agents are killers first.
     
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    Connery and Roger Moore. Those two were the epic Bonds.

    Haven't seen QoS but I plan to go this weekend. It's sounding good from what the UK people are saying.
     
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    My problem with Connery is that, compared to Craig, he's pretty sedate when it comes to the physical element. Connery never gets too ruffled. His tux remains intact. Craig is not only physical but physical in a dirty, realistic, way.

    Connery was the best until Craig came along, but now he's been eclipsed.