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What did you think?
I thought it was really good. Wish they'd have developed Javier Bardem's character a bit more, they gave him a big chunk of time in the middle and then nothing until the very end.
Excited to see Ralph Fiennes as the new M.
Craig is an awesome bond though. Badass, brutal, but still a bit funny.
Went a bit long. Lots of great nods to Bond traditions.
Thought the last act (won't spoil for those who haven't seen it) went a bit too long and some of it was over the top even by 007 standards.
Well made, well written, well acted flick. Well worth the price of admission.
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End dragged quite a bit, I agree.
TONS of subtle homages though.
Just got done watching it and thought it was pretty decent, love the old bond traditions. Always love the bond movies.
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I was disappointed, but my expectations have been too high since Casino Royale.
I also had issues with the last act: What the hell kind of a plan was that? Let's protect someone by going where only the bad guys will find us and then let's use hunting rifles to fight off attack helicopters. Seriously? Take a few more agents with you at least. You don't need to bring computers, but you could bring some assault rifles. And how does Bond get to go back to work after that? He went rogue and failed.
Yeah that last part seemed a bit dumb from a strategic perspective. It's interesting to see the continuity issues now. Casino was supposed to be the first bond movie, then Quantum and then Skyfall. But with Judi Dench dying at the end of this movie, how does that explain her presence during the Brosnan movies?
Agree.. And what's with a care/game keeper trying to sneak away with the HEAD of the MI6 and then using a flashlight in the pitch black. That was idiotic.
Best film of the year. Fantastic.
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I was convinced that was going to be some sort of decoy.
All that said, it was still a good movie. I loved the whole Shanghai casino & abandoned island portion, if only because it hit all the right vintage Bond tones.
I agree - I can't shake that part. In the end, Bond failed, yet everyone acted like everything was ok. Plus, it reminded me of Home Alone the whole time.
I did like the movie. I thought it was one of the better Bonds. Just not the "bet Bond yet," as I kept hearing before seeing it. I prefer Casino Royale to this one.
I'm seeing it right now. Previews rolling.
Loved it. Held its own as a great action adventure absent the campy-ness and groan inducing double entendres of many Bond films. Could have used more of the hot girl.
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I thought it was pretty great, but I was bummed that the supposed "Bond Girl" hardly got any screen time before getting knocked off.(Though that scene was amazing)
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Loved almost all of it. Two things I recall we're way over the top dumb. Blowing a hole in the subway tunnel and the whole subway just falls through. And last chase seen (aside from groundskeepers ridiculous use of a flashlight) where Bond is standing on a frozen pond, then shoots thru ice, has underwater fight, then shoots back up thru ice. Recommences chase. Awful. Besides that, awesome movie.
When M was rigging the light bulbs, I said to my husband, "This is just like Home Alone!"
Also appreciated, Bardem, Feines, Craig, Dench, Finney are all great actors, not just cartoon like characters.
Craig really did look like a burned out alcoholic in the second act.
I think I posted this already in another thread, but this music was blaring so loudly in my head when they were fortifying Bond's childhood home in preparation for the attack.
Kevin sets the trap and begins to eat Macaroni and Cheese
I know, all I could think was...this is going to be an episode of mythbusters.
( In response to M rigging the chandoliers with shotgun shells )
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Not the greatest Bond flick, but definitely in the top 6 or 7. The opening montage, however, was the best yet. When he goes over the waterfall and starts sinking and the piano kicks in - awesome. Adele nailed the theme song perfectly.
Didn't love the song when I heard it alone, but after watching the movie it really sunk in. I love it now.
I'm saving my money for The Hobbit.
I saw it today. Phenomenal movie. I did have some issues with the ending, though, it seemed a little goofy to take M to Skyfall without any backup or anything
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Daniel Craig hosting SNL tonight. Really underutilized and writing isn't funny. What happened to SNL? It's garbage now.
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Made perfect sense for M to go to Skyfall. Bond always gets to the bad guy no matter how he has to do it and since M was the target this was the best way. Also, we know tha t the two had a special relationship. Regarding backup, the old guy was there and provided context to Bond's history and Bond doesn't always have back up.
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