Post by Chintzy Beatnik on Dec 4, 2019 15:35:34 GMT -5
Looks great. Glad to Blofeld back in a Hannibal-esque role. I was guessing that it would be a On Her Majesty's Secret Service-type fate for Madeline, but it looks like we're getting some twists. I can't wait to see what Phoebe Waller-Bridge came up with in her pass on the script.
You don't get heaven or hell. Do you know the only reward you get for being Batman? You get to be Batman.
And so it ends as it began. By the light of two suns. Before stepping into a larger world.
Because...even in the darkest times, hope cuts through. Hope is the light that lifts us out of darkness.
Post by taxidriver1980 on Dec 9, 2019 19:54:17 GMT -5
I like Craig as Bond - and the films are watchable, but 007 seems to have been angry/pining since Casino Royale. Are we going to get to see Craig's Bond have some fun? Are we going to see him enjoy himself?
Ah, well, once he's done, I'm gonna lobby for Hugh Jackman to take over the role...
one nice bit in the trailer: that overhead shot looking down on the trees in a winter forest, that was beautiful. Around the 1:35 mark.
The rest of it feels pretty standard for the Craig Bonds: trying a bit too hard to be serious - kind of playing at being serious without managing to convince. I'll probably see it out of habit, though I said that for the last one too and still haven't got round to watching it.
At this point, I really don't think it matters much who they cast as the next Bond, or who directs it: the whole Bond-film-making machinery is so hard set in place that there is almost no space left for any individual to make much difference to the end product.
Post by codystarbuck on Feb 15, 2020 20:29:43 GMT -5
I like Craig, but I do not consider his films to be Bond films, no matter what name they put on them. To me, Bond is spy fantasy, an escapist world of beautiful women, bizarre villains, suave men, amazing, though somewhat plausible gadgets, and style. Bond is a fantasy knight out to slay dragons of Queen and Country.
The Craig films never had that sense of escapist fun to them. They were so determined not to be lumped in with Roger Moore that they exorcised any aspect of classic Bond, except names. They aren't bad films (well, Quantum of Solace isn't good), but they just come across as exercises in 9/11 metaphors and they aren't fun. Not for me, anyway.
I'm okay with being a dinosaur on this. To me, this is Earth Millennium Bond. I check them out, out of curiosity; but, I usually come back to Earth Connery through Brosnan Bond and smile. Well, Connery through Moore, then Living Daylights and Goldeneye. Scripting by committee ruined both Dalton and Brosnan's series.
I'm just said the rest of the world couldn't see how much fun Man From UNCLE was, so I could have more adventures with Solo and Kuryakin. Or OSS 117. I'm looking forward more to King's Man.
"Fortunately, ah keep mah feathers numbered for just such an emergency!"