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What I would say is I don't think there has ever been anyone who was a bad Bond.

 

Yes, the quality of films varies greatly, but all the leads brought their own qualities to the role.

 

I do think Craig deserves credit for his part in saving a franchise which was very aimless after Die Another Day.

 

He is my fav Bond, but I enjoy all the iterations in one way or another.

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I absolutely loved it.

 

The ending left me ridiculously emotional. I tried explaining to the missus that as a 50 year old bloke, I've grown up with James Bond through his various incarnations.

 

As others have said, when ' All the time in the World' kicked in at the beginning and the end, I had goose bumps.

 

The action scenes and car chases in this film were superb, the second half was better than the first. I watched it at the Penistone Paramount so had the benefit of an intermission to stretch the legs and go to the loo. 

 

I haven't seen Spectre, but will go back and watch that. To be honest I hated ' Quantum of Solace' ..it was indecipherable and ..well...boring. I thought NTTD was going down the same route, you had to know everything about the previous film for it to make any sense. 

 

Where it goes now I have no idea, but it has to be a ' prequel'  . In a way, for branding and marketing purposes, you still have to call them ' Bond Films'.

 

Anyway, top 3 films

 

1. Live and Let Die

2. Diamonds Are Forever 

3. Casino Royale ( Craig version).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bannofan said:

I absolutely loved it.

 

The ending left me ridiculously emotional. I tried explaining to the missus that as a 50 year old bloke, I've grown up with James Bond through his various incarnations.

 

As others have said, when ' All the time in the World' kicked in at the beginning and the end, I had goose bumps.

 

The action scenes and car chases in this film were superb, the second half was better than the first. I watched it at the Penistone Paramount so had the benefit of an intermission to stretch the legs and go to the loo. 

 

I haven't seen Spectre, but will go back and watch that. To be honest I hated ' Quantum of Solace' ..it was indecipherable and ..well...boring. I thought NTTD was going down the same route, you had to know everything about the previous film for it to make any sense. 

 

Where it goes now I have no idea, but it has to be a ' prequel'  . In a way, for branding and marketing purposes, you still have to call them ' Bond Films'.

 

Anyway, top 3 films

 

1. Live and Let Die

2. Diamonds Are Forever 

3. Casino Royale ( Craig version).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diamonds are forever top 3!? 
 

Very bold choice. May I ask why? Apart from the scene where they put Blofeld in drag lol 

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I saw Casino Royale at Penistone, the one and only time I've been there.

We were up in the balcony and went down for a pint at half time. We were at the back of the queue and I was a bit concerned we wouldn't be back in our seats so asked the fella behind the bar if we'd be ok. He replied 'you're fine, I've got to lace the film yit'

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4 hours ago, owls maniac said:

Diamonds are forever top 3!? 
 

Very bold choice. May I ask why? Apart from the scene where they put Blofeld in drag lol 

 

For the two villains,  Mr Kidd and Mr Wint,

 

And for Jill St John and Lana Wood. They were really pushing it with the 'raunch' factor...I think the phrase ' I like the collar and the Cuffs to match'  was uttered by Connery when Jill St John was revealed to be natural red head. 

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3 hours ago, Bannofan said:

 

For the two villains,  Mr Kidd and Mr Wint,

 

And for Jill St John and Lana Wood. They were really pushing it with the 'raunch' factor...I think the phrase ' I like the collar and the Cuffs to match'  was uttered by Connery when Jill St John was revealed to be natural red head. 

Haha Diamonds are forever is by far the campiest film in the series. It’s a very strange follow up to the solemnity of OHMSS. 

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23 hours ago, Bannofan said:

I absolutely loved it.

 

The ending left me ridiculously emotional. I tried explaining to the missus that as a 50 year old bloke, I've grown up with James Bond through his various incarnations.

 

As others have said, when ' All the time in the World' kicked in at the beginning and the end, I had goose bumps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100% this..  also felt very emotional and turned to the missus (who I dragged along screaming and kicking like a kid in a meadowhall ear piercing shop)..  with tears in the eyes..  she also had a few and proclaimed to have loved the film.

 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, BIG D said:

I really want to see the film at the cinema but Mrs BIG D is classed as vulnerable and it's not really worth it at the moment.


Go daytime this week mate. Or in two weeks time. Avoid Half-Term and you’ll have the cinema to yourselves.

 

I’ll just echo everything @Bannofan said above. This is a top film and the ending absolutely blew me away and has formed a big talking-point between my family and friends who’ve seen it.

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Went this afternoon and it was near enough full

 

Mixed feelings about it. I did really enjoy it, thought a lot of the scenes were really good and even the story, but.... (I'll put rest in spoiler tags)....

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must admit I was a bit emotional at the start with the "all the time" song - God knows why! Then at the end which is more understandable. Thought the actual theme tune was absolutely rubbish

 

Whilst the ending was sad, it just isn't "bond". Bond doesn't ever die (not that we should see anyway). The blatant pushing of a PC 007 was so obvious too and highly annoying

 

I dislike the way they've changed bond with Craig. Bond has always been like an almost super hero, sophisticated, can have any lady he wants; but they've turned him in to this emotional soul and obviously killing him shows him more human. He's lost this invincibility about him now. Obviously the approach they wanted to take which some will like, but not for me and don't understand the direction. 

 

 

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On 29/10/2021 at 21:42, Ronnie Starling said:

One of the worst Bond films ever.

 

A bit unfair.

 

I saw it yesterday, and it was OK. It seems to have followed the trend of recent bonds to go out with an underwhelming finale. By no means as bad as Brosnan's Die Another Die, but not a patch on Casino Royale, Skyfall or Spectre. Even the locations were a bit 'Meh'.

 

The plot was OK in itself, but they've done something new in the Craig era in introducing a sort of family tree of villainy that connects all the films. This was sort of resolved in NTTD but was becoming unnecessarily complex. They also introduced a continuity of love interest which I think compromised the Craig era Bond persona. He started off in Casino Royale as a cruel, steely eyed, morally ambivalent character which i think suited him well; the idea of some sort of emotional development of Bond through the franchise just felt wrong.

 

The other thing that felt wrong was the idea of a dual 007. I won't comment on the clumsy box ticking other than to say please, god, don't let Nomi get the gig, but Bond doesn't, and never has needed a partner.

 

6/10

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