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Re: Saw Spectre yesterday

I thought the bit with Vesper Lind was a bit over the top. I don't expect zombies in a James Bond film!
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Re: Saw Spectre yesterday

Omtatsat


You need to persuade your local Kino to adopt the Wittertainment Code of Conduct which forbids consumption of anything harder than a soft roll with no filling


http://www.bbc.co.uk/5live/films/code_of_conduct.pdf


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Old 10.11.2015, 12:02
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Re: Saw Spectre yesterday

I did see Spectre yesterday.

Have to say it was OK, but a bit meh. After Craig's highpoint in Skyfall, he reverted to the mean. You could see it was his last film.

Little drama, no good Bondian quips, no real suspense and a very limp ending.
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My guess.... the planet Zog
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Old 10.11.2015, 12:15
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Little drama, no good Bondian quips, no real suspense and a very limp ending.
You mean James Bond didn't bonk Monica Belluci in the closing scene ?
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My guess.... the planet Zog

Hey! Don't insult us!
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You mean James Bond didn't bonk Monica Belluci in the closing scene ?


No spoilers, but the lovely ms Bellucci is hardly in the film at all.
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Re: Saw Spectre yesterday

Achtung, a spoiler
Bond is walking on the roof , falls , lands on the couch.
And, sitting next to a mouse, he is asking it : " Who do you work for ? "
The mouse is silent, and then a voice of Lea Seydoux : "You know, I'm not ready to live this way."
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Old 10.11.2015, 12:58
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No spoilers, but the lovely ms Bellucci is hardly in the film at all.

Evidently...........it was a limp end so i understand !
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Old 10.11.2015, 17:25
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Re: Saw Spectre yesterday

Meh..what a waste, disappointing script. One of the worst super villain stories, makes quantum a good movie
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Re: Saw Spectre yesterday

Agree on the honest reviews. I saw the movie already last week and after letting it sink in for a few days, I can say that I think Spectre is the weakest of all of Craig's films, as well as one of the weakest of all of Bonds ever (and you're looking at someone who has every single movie at home).

I liked the actors and the filming, but the script (which hardly never is too good in Bond movies anyways...) was very weak. If I would have to explain today why certain things happened in the movie (Why did Bond go to place X? And why did the villain do that? Etc) I would have a hard time finding arguments to these questions.

Don't take me wrong - I enjoyed the movie, and it's great entertainment. Just with a bad script and I left the cinema with a "meh"-feeling.

I'd still say it's worth a watch - just don't expect it to be better than Skyfall or the others of Craig.
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Old 10.11.2015, 20:33
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Re: Saw Spectre yesterday

I saw it and liked it, or better yet, it's entertaining enough to spend a nice 2.5 hours on a Friday evening. Not as deep as Skyfall, not as bad as Quantum of Solace in my opinion.

I found the first hour or so to be much more interesting/fast paced, the rest dragged on a bit. I enjoyed Christoph Waltz, but again, not the best super-villain (nor the best role that Waltz has played - we've all seen what he can do as a villain).

I really liked the "postcards" on Mexico City and Rome, I lived in -and loved- both, with all their chaos, and it brought back nice memories.

I will be sad to see Daniel Craig go, he is my favorite Bond after of course Sean Connery.

I like Moneypenny and Q is nerdy and cute, but I missed Judy as M.
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Old 10.11.2015, 20:42
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Re: Saw Spectre yesterday

My dog just ate my Bond DVD collection.

Although I did beat the living daylights out of him.
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Re: Saw Spectre yesterday [potential spoiler alert]

Bond is never going to be an oscar winning movie, but then again it's not supposed to be.

It's a second class entertaining spectacle with cheesy lines and overly unrealistic stunts.

I love it. Will always happily sit around and watch bond films.

SPECTRE - not the best film with not the best Bond actor and I felt like they were trying to pave the path of a new era of Bond films to come. The general feel of the film was different to all other bond films (difficult to describe. Just different).

All in all I really enjoyed it, but probably just being grumpy and traditional comparing every bond film to the golden oldies.
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I saw it and liked it, or better yet, it's entertaining enough to spend a nice 2.5 hours on a Friday evening. Not as deep as Skyfall, not as bad as Quantum of Solace in my opinion.

I will be sad to see Daniel Craig go, he is my favorite Bond after of course Sean Connery.


I really like Quantum - providing you treat the whole movie like a pre-title sequence. I think there's an interesting dynamic between Bond and the assassin who is trying to avenge the death of her family: the section I the fire where she thinks he's going to have to kill them both so they don't suffer is quite poignant, I feel.


I am quite partial to Dalton as Bond to be honest - if he was playing it now his "realistic bastard" approach wouldn't have been so jarring as it was in the clichéd 80s. And he's a vastly underrated actor.


I think Craig is excellent, however. And, of course, aesthetically the most pleasing... snarf...
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Re: Saw Spectre yesterday

In hindsight Lazenby wasn't all that bad - but arguably had the best movie to shine in. I enjoyed Dalton as the "Bastard" Bond really came out - in fact you can see elements of that "Bastard" in Craig. Brosnan always felt a bit "lightweight" to me lacking Moore's charm and Connery's near perfection. Craig is the most thuggish but I think that is more a sign of the times and the need to compete in the action movie stakes.

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As for Spectre - neither car chase was particularly good, the Jaws-esque villain was a bit lame (all muscle and no brains) and the longer the movie went on the longer if felt like the second part of an explanation for who Bond is and his universe. In truth it started with Casino Royale (lose a love and become a bastard), continuing through Quantum and Skyfall in explaining the existence of the big band nasty and then into Spectre which closes off with why the 00- exists and also that neither Spectre nor Blofeld dies. (Handy that). I'm not entirely sure the audience needed it - we've seen the Bond films and needing to explain him after so long felt a bit redundant - but again, a sign of the times, the reboots of the superhero franchises have shown that.

There were big chunks that felt like it was Craig's goodbye to Bond, although the latest stories have him signed for another movie.

Overall it was a good way to spend 2.5 hours - even if the moment you see Andrew Scott in anything do you think "weasily bad guy"
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Re: Saw Spectre yesterday [potential spoiler alert]

Lets be honest, when Ian Flemming popped off his mortal coil, James Bond should have also done the decent thing.
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Lets be honest, when Ian Flemming popped off his mortal coil, James Bond should have also done the decent thing.
Slept with his widow????
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Lets be honest, when Ian Flemming popped off his mortal coil, James Bond should have also done the decent thing.


Well that would have an adverse effect on a lot of other entertainment too. The BBC would have no source material for their costume dramas, for example. And the RSC would be completely knackered...

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Re: Saw Spectre yesterday [potential spoiler alert]

Really? Why are you going to a cinema if you don't like the smell of popcorn? It's pretty much the one place where you can always smell it. I mean, it is always there. You know it. They know it. Everybody knows it.

But seriously, before they get rid of popcorn, could they PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get rid of that annoying and generally unnecessary break in the middle of the movie? I mean, why don't you add commercials?
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