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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:42 AM

Skyfall?


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:39 PM

my family loves bond films...i kinda do but this one looks reallyy good even though they dont give you too much in the trailer.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE (Cashy @ Thursday, Feb 2 2012, 18:17)
QUOTE (GTA_stu @ Wednesday, Feb 1 2012, 14:50)
I'm a big Bond fan and I'm pretty excited for this. Javier Barden will be a great villain, although I'm not too sure about the new Q. He's going to be be in his early 30's apparently, which just doesn't seem right somehow. I do like Daniel Craig, although my favourite Bond is Brosnan. I actually liked all the goofy gadgets and he had a bit more wit and charisma about him.

When I first read who the bloke who Q was gonna be, I also thought it wouldn't work. But then, Spooks (MI5 in the states) did a similar thing when they re-cast their tech master, and I warmed to the new one better than I did the old one. I am looking forward too see how this will work

If Q was John Cleese again from The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day in SKYFALL, then it would work, because of the comedy value which he showed in 1999 and 2002. Having a younger actor to play Q will not work at all, and when i heard that Q was going to return, immediately i thought John Cleese, funny, and suitable for the role of Q along side Desmond Llewelyn (which unfortuantely passed away after TWINE). And that is why John Cleese should be Q in SKYFALL

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:35 PM

It isn't James Bond as we know (rather, knew) it, but I like the grit. As long as it's still quintessentially British, I'll watch and enjoy it. Casino Royale was great, Quantum of Solace also. I didn't buy into the wave of hatred for that film, and I won't on Skyfall (if there indeed is popular dislike) until I've seen it. But at the moment it doesn't look too bad. And forget about returning to the 70s, there won't be any more cheesy eyebrow raising or absurd suaveness. As great as it was, that's what we have Roger Moore for...

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:20 AM

Love Daniel Craig as bond great f*cking actor, Casino Royale was epic!

My second fav bond movie is die another day, i know it gets sh*t lots of hate but i f*cking love it!


Alos woop cant wait till skyfall

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:52 AM

QUOTE (Forty @ Thursday, Feb 2 2012, 18:58)
QUOTE (buzbegone @ Feb 2 2012, 11:05)
QUOTE (Slingaa @ Saturday, Jan 14 2012, 23:46)
Can't wait for this film! I'm a massive James Bond fan but I'm a bit disappointed that Quantum isn't involved in the storyline, but I still have high hopes.

I really was expecting to see more of Quantum as well. The story was picking up momentum fast and I really don't want another Fleming novel plucked out of the archive and done over like all Bonds pre-Daniel Craig.

Interesting to see that Q returns, maybe we'll see some gadgets but not too many I hope. This Ben Whimshaw guy, I'm not too sure on but I really liked his performance in Perfume: Story of A Murderer. This also leaves a continuity error as Q ages while Bond stays fresh. Probably my only major gripe of him being reintroduced.


Q returning younger would vibe with the theory some put out there that the titles of M, Q, and James Bond 007 are ambiguous and not unique to any one person. I don't know if I follow that at all but sometimes it feels like it could be that way.

I thought it was common knowledge that the designations of Q and M aren't related to the actual people, but rather internal designations for those positions. If you watch the older movies M is a man, before being played by Dame Judi Dench.

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A further inspiration for M was Maxwell Knight, head of MI5, who signed his memos as "M" and whom Fleming knew well.[1] The tradition of the head of MI6 signing their name with a single letter came from Mansfield Smith-Cumming, who would sign his initial "C" with green ink.


Source: M James Bond

Okay, seems it was due to MI6 tradition of the head signing with a single letter in the case of M.

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Q is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. Q (standing for Quartermaster), like M, is a job title rather than a name


Source: Q

In the case of Q, it relates to the position of Quartermaster, which I was getting at:

QUOTE (Me @ Just Now.)
I thought it was common knowledge that the designations of Q and M aren't related to the actual people, but rather internal designations for those positions




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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:59 AM

QUOTE (HeNDo6750 @ Wednesday, May 23 2012, 19:26)
QUOTE (Cashy @ Thursday, Feb 2 2012, 18:17)
QUOTE (GTA_stu @ Wednesday, Feb 1 2012, 14:50)
I'm a big Bond fan and I'm pretty excited for this. Javier Barden will be a great villain, although I'm not too sure about the new Q. He's going to be be in his early 30's apparently, which just doesn't seem right somehow. I do like Daniel Craig, although my favourite Bond is Brosnan. I actually liked all the goofy gadgets and he had a bit more wit and charisma about him.

When I first read who the bloke who Q was gonna be, I also thought it wouldn't work. But then, Spooks (MI5 in the states) did a similar thing when they re-cast their tech master, and I warmed to the new one better than I did the old one. I am looking forward too see how this will work

If Q was John Cleese again from The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day in SKYFALL, then it would work, because of the comedy value which he showed in 1999 and 2002. Having a younger actor to play Q will not work at all, and when i heard that Q was going to return, immediately i thought John Cleese, funny, and suitable for the role of Q along side Desmond Llewelyn (which unfortuantely passed away after TWINE). And that is why John Cleese should be Q in SKYFALL

John Cleese can't work as Q, these movies are before all other movies.
Q should be representing a younger Desmond Llewelyn because he is the original Q and this would be were he first came in.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 03:23 AM

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CULVER CITY, Calif., July 12, 2012 – Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of SKYFALL™, the 23rd James Bond adventure, confirmed today that the character of Q will be making a welcome return to the Bond franchise and the role will be played by Ben Whishaw.

Whishaw becomes the fourth actor to play Bond’s quartermaster affectionately known as Q. The role began with Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd in Dr. No, followed by Desmond Llewelyn (in 17 Bond films between 1963-1999), and John Cleese (who appeared as Q’s assistant, R, in The World is Not Enough and was later promoted to Q in Die Another Day).

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented, “It’s a real thrill to confirm the return of Q in SKYFALL™ played by the enormously talented Ben Whishaw. We are delighted to have this beloved character back in the series.”

Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in SKYFALL™, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In SKYFALL™, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:53 PM





I really like this trailer. Javier Bardem looks creepy.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:07 PM

QUOTE (Pandazoot @ Tuesday, Jul 31 2012, 16:53)
Javier Bardem looks creepy.

That's an understatement. He looked creepy in "No Country for Old Men". He reached a whole new level in this trailer.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:11 PM

"Mommy was very bad."

Judging from this trailer "Skyfall" looks to be the big film this fall.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:03 PM

It looks visceral and rapid... everything we've come to expect from the New Bond, and more. I'm very excited for this, it looks be hugely strong.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:26 PM

I think Bond is due for a promotion. I mean, 50+ years of being a Commander is pretty damn harsh.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:48 AM

QUOTE (Pandazoot @ Tuesday, Jul 31 2012, 14:53)



2:15 - Like a boss.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:50 AM

QUOTE (RARusk @ Tuesday, Jul 31 2012, 18:48)
QUOTE (Pandazoot @ Tuesday, Jul 31 2012, 14:53)



2:15 - Like a boss.

I see many people loving the exchange between Bond and the villain. I much prefer the exchange between Bond and Q.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:15 AM

Javier Bardem with a bad haircut... this will be a good movie. He looks like a mix of Max Zoran and Franz Sanchez.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:16 AM

Well, I don't know how I hadn't heard about this yet. Looks fantastic. I enjoy Bond movies more than the other generic action films out there but I'm personally not into the 'shoot 'em up' aspect of it but rather the espionage involved... quiet and stealthy, looking for intel to develop a case then "BAM".

Will definitely watch this.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:44 PM

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Looks like a bowl of Max Zorin cheese mixed with badassery.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:35 AM


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

Fantastic performances from Dench, Craig and Bardem. The first meeting between Bond and Silva is electric. Mendes has gone for the "out with the old, in with new the approach" and it works. Whilst also keeping very traditional elements. Casino Royale and Skyfall are two of the best Bond films of he last 50 years.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:45 AM Edited by Indi, 01 November 2012 - 11:52 AM.

I think this is genuinely the best Bond film. Although Connery is my favourite Bond, Craig is definitely I think now my second Bond... and possibly in the future might be my first favourite if he fullfils his potential in the next 3 Bond films that he has signed up for.

The story is very fulfilling and it is quite interesting to know about Bond's past (that's why the film is named Skyfall because this is where Bond and his Mum and Dad lived when James was growing up) and it's full of twists and turns, ups and downs that will just keep you fulfilled throughout.

I was a bit disappointed that they didn't put the gunbarrel sequence in the beginning, but they did end up putting it in the end so that was great. icon14.gif .

No film is perfect for me, so I'll give it a 9.0. Honestly, a solid 9.0.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:50 AM

I saw Skyfall last night and while I found it to be a bit too long, I think it's the best Bond film I've seen in a long time. Not only that but this film really confirmed Daniel Craig as the best Bond in my opinion.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:54 PM Edited by GTAvanja, 04 November 2012 - 10:21 AM.

QUOTE (JoeyLeone25 @ Friday, Oct 26 2012, 16:10)
Fantastic performances from Dench, Craig and Bardem. The first meeting between Bond and Silva is electric. Mendes has gone for the "out with the old, in with new the approach" and it works. Whilst also keeping very traditional elements. Casino Royale and Skyfall are two of the best Bond films of he last 50 years.

Definitely!

Just got back from the theater. Motherf*ckin' Bardem. I love how personal the movie is. It's something that Bond movies tried to avoid in the past. I love it.

Again. Motherf*ckin' Javier Bardem. And I love Daniel Craig.

Call me crazy, but I think M was the real Bond girl in Skyfall. Not Eve or Severine.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

Today I saw Skyfall, definitely one of the best movies this year.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:58 AM

Had a chance to see Skyfall today as well.

Loved every bit of it. Definitely one of the best Bond movies, imo.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

Holy sh*t, this was one of the best marketing I've ever seen. Basically, after getting Coca-Cola from a vending machine, they were asked whether they wanted tickets to Skyfall, and then given a challenge to get to platform 6 on the subway in 70 seconds. There's a catch, people will block them, carts, fruit, just like the Bond movies themselves.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

Am I the only one who was slightly disappointed by it? I thought it was a good film, but it didn't really feel that much like a Bond film and the plot was a bit strange at points.

I don't understand why Bond and M try to take Silva on by themselves, and in all honesty it makes very little sense. That was the main thing that had me puzzled. Again there is the lack of gadgets which has been a feature of Craig's films, and also the lack of a Bond girl. I mean there was the very sexy Bérénice Marlohe in it, but she had no bearing on the plot and was basically pointless, she can't be called a Bond girl. There was also the lack of a henchman and a couple of other things.

I'm more a fan of the old style Bond films than the newer ones. I can understand that they want to modernise and go in a different direction, but I feel like it's going too far and missing out a lot of what makes a Bond film so great. I find Craig to be lacking Charisma and personality, which isn't necessarily his fault it's just the way Bond has been written in the films he's been in.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:01 AM

Excellent film - thoroughly enjoyed it.

I enjoyed the throwbacks to the old Bond films, with the classic Aston Martin or
the very last scene how M's office looks like that from the pre-Brosnan era.

Was anyone hoping that Kincaid would be played by Sean Connery ? I think that would have made the film perfect, but that's just me

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:24 AM Edited by GTAvanja, 11 November 2012 - 09:28 AM.

QUOTE (Icarus @ Sunday, Nov 11 2012, 05:01)
Was anyone hoping that Kincaid would be played by Sean Connery ? I think that would have made the film perfect, but that's just me

Actually, a lot of people wanted that. It really feels like a missed opportunity.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

Saw this Saturday.

Was pretty good and I really enjoyed the fact that it was a slower-paced Bond movie and focused a lot on his background hence the title. I also really liked the homage to the DB5 as did everyone else in the theater, heh.




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