Bond 21 (Hope To Get Retitled With Title)

LiddyRules

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Same Bond...Daniel Craig.
New Director...Marc Foster (Finding Neverland, Stranger Than Fiction)
Same Writing Team...Writers of Casino Royale
New Girl...allegedly (not definite yet) Carice Van Houten.

Carice was just in the new foreign-languaged Paul Verhoven World War II film "Black Book" about a Jew infilitrating the Nazis. Very pretty girl, shows it all, and
gets covered in shit.

I will say, one thing I like about the new films is the choice of girls. Instead of going the hack route like Denise Richards or Halle Berry (who is terrible) or the constantly rumored Angelina Jolie (again, overrated) I'm glad they'll go with legitimate, excellent but lesser known actresses (who show everything). Not people to get the gossip hens clucking.

Yes...I'm bored and making sequel threads.
 

Warfarer

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For the lazy fucks I will throw a picture of Carice up you. I thought Craig did a great job as Bond, maybe the best so far.
 

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more Bond girls=more gooder
 

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It has the same writers attached, which gives me hope. I LOVED Casino Royale, because it's how I think Bond should be, in this day and age. Keep the cutesy tongue-in-cheek shit to a minimum, and have the films be about Bond as a badass. Because that's who he really is. Beyond all of the suave manners and fucking broads, the guy's supposed to be a stone-cold, hardass killer, so as long as they keep that same type of theme, I'm happy.
 

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Thing about Bond movies for me is, I either really love them or think they are fucking atrocious. Casino Royale is one of the few that didn't fall into either category, so I'm not really sure what to expect.
 

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Thing about Bond movies for me is, I either really love them or think they are fucking atrocious. Casino Royale is one of the few that didn't fall into either category, so I'm not really sure what to expect.
What did you not like about Casino Royale and what films do you put in the "really love them" category?
 

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Glad they are making another with Craig. I must say I was a fan of the Connery/Brosnan Bond but Craig is right up there.
I like what they did with the story and instead of taking the prequel route they just started over. It's as if we're seeing the birth of a new 007 instead of just throwing a new guy in there and saying he's Bond.
It seems to be pretty much from the makers of Casino Royale so this should be good.
 

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What did you not like about Casino Royale and what films do you put in the "really love them" category?
I really loved Goldeneye, Thunderball, Octopussy, License to Kill, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Goldfinger, and Live and Let Die. I think You Only Live Twice might fall into this group as well but it's been a long time since I've watched that one.

Casino Royale had some good parts. The chase sequence in the early part of the movie was very well done, but Daniel Craig was just a less intense, blonder version of Timothy Dalton, who I found to be an adequate, if somewhat boring version. What dragged the movie down the most was the poker scenes, which were so poorly done they really took me out of the movie. The torture scene was so different from the spirit of the book that it also was a major disappointment. I also thought the last scene of the movie was really lame.
 

NuttyJim

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i read an article on how they now want to make it a bit more humorous which blows...kinda like a throwback to like moonraker and some of the older bonds with the corny jokes, i just want bond running around and fucking people up.
 

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I really loved Goldeneye, Thunderball, Octopussy, License to Kill, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Goldfinger, and Live and Let Die. I think You Only Live Twice might fall into this group as well but it's been a long time since I've watched that one.

Casino Royale had some good parts. The chase sequence in the early part of the movie was very well done, but Daniel Craig was just a less intense, blonder version of Timothy Dalton, who I found to be an adequate, if somewhat boring version. What dragged the movie down the most was the poker scenes, which were so poorly done they really took me out of the movie. The torture scene was so different from the spirit of the book that it also was a major disappointment. I also thought the last scene of the movie was really lame.
i dont know if anything that movie reminded me of the first two Bond FIlms less gadgets more brutal fights.
 

LiddyRules

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The first four Bond film was a pretty solid movie series (Dr. No, From Russia With Love (my personal favorite), Goldfinger and even Thunderball). I didn't care for YOLT and had Connery starred on OHMSS it might have been something. Nevertheless, they did have good ones here or there (Spy Who Loves Me was the best Moore film).

The Connery set (Dr. No --> Diamonds Are Forever) took itself with some seriousness yet combined the oddness and fun of the 1960s. They were hip, in a legitimate way. Though Moore had a couple of those, for the most parts his films were lame, vapid and lost its heart before falling into a pit of zainness.

Dalton tried to bring it back down but suffered from maybe being too much of a downer/all the problems inherent in the 1980s.

And the Pierce films, though I thought Pierce did a great job, seemed more like Corporate Bond. They looked at the aspects that made the Bond films successful but didn't understand why they worked in the first place.

CASINO ROYALE is the first Bond film probably since the original four to really capture the feel of those films. The thing people in Hollywood (look at me, talking like I'm an expert) don't realize is that modern does not mean cool. A lot of people will just as easily substitute "modern" (e.g. shiny cars, fast edits, CGI, modern references) and think that that makes it cool. But that is never the case, especially with Bond. CR could have worked in any time period with a couple of changes to how he discovers stuff, there was something classic about it. And that's what Bond is: classic. A throwback to a different, better, time period that could last as the epitome of a man for decades. And that's why I thought CR worked.

Some final comments:

* Ernest Stavros Blofeld needs to come back
* I remember reading an interview with Rob Cohen before XXX came out saying that he thought Bond was useless in today's society and you need someone like XXX to be "today's spy" and then he made derogatory comments about how tuxedos. How's that franchise going Bobby? Tuxedos will always be awesome.
* If they said humor, I'll trust them to mean the dry, snarky wit ConneryBond. I doubt after CR got critical and commercial acclaim they'll say "what'll make the second work? those Bond films people cringe at!" But who knows with these retarded studios.