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Magos
12-08-2002, 12:51 PM
What did you think of the new Bond movie?

I thought it was nice, with lots of action and sfx, but a little too science fiction for being a Bond movie. I mean most of the gadgets bond use are fictional, but at a reasonable level.

I also miss Desmond Llewelyn (sp?). This is the only movie (except the first one) that he didn't act in (for a natural reason). He's so great :).

RoD
12-08-2002, 01:11 PM
it sucked, but i never did like bond movies alot.

minesweeper
12-08-2002, 01:29 PM
Haven't seen it but I heard it sux. Gotta love the DB7 though, oh yeah baby!! Aston Martin all the way!!

MadHatter
12-08-2002, 01:46 PM
it was alright.. much better than the last one (tomorrow never dies? something like that... that one sucked, IMO). though i'm not a big fan of bond movies.. or action movies in general.

on a side note.. what was up with them using those wire cutters when they were going to get on the plane? doesn't he have some sort of laser in his watch to cut through it instently? bond doesn't use wire cutters :rolleyes:

Sang-drax
12-08-2002, 02:01 PM
2/5

I am surprised that the script was so bad. Some dialogue was embarrassingly worthless and many scenes has been seen too many times in B-movies. The logic is not that robust (hovercrafts are followed by cars over a minefield).
Still, it's Bond. Pierce Brosnan takes the role seriously and does a good job.

PJYelton
12-08-2002, 02:03 PM
While it wasn't a great movie by any stretch of the means, I definately thought it was the best one of the the Pierce Brosnan Bond movies. I agree though that his gadgets were a little too unrealistic this time, what next, time machine?

Oh, and to add on to the wire cutters, how come there was a plane containing the highest North Korean generals and NOBODY was watching it take off to see two people running down a runway to catch it??

MadHatter
12-08-2002, 02:08 PM
>Oh, and to add on to the wire cutters, how come there was a plane containing the highest North Korean generals and NOBODY was watching it take off to see two people running down a runway to catch it??

but something like that is expected from a bond movie.. wire cutters, on the other hand... :rolleyes:

PJYelton
12-08-2002, 03:10 PM
True, I guess I shouldn't complain about plot holes from a Bond movie :) I agree about the wire cutters!

Magos
12-08-2002, 03:16 PM
Did anyone wonder how they got the car down in the abandoned subway station...? And got it out again?

adrianxw
12-08-2002, 03:21 PM
!

Premier in Denmark is 24/01/2003, (although a Scandinavian airline, Sterling I think, will be showing it on long distance flights before then).

golfinguy4
12-08-2002, 05:07 PM
Did anyone find the part where Bond "surfed" the tidal wave kinda unrealistic (to say the least)? Seriously, he was surfing with a piece of metal that he ripped from the land jet and was using the parachute to help him out. That's just too far out in left field for me.

bob20
12-08-2002, 06:47 PM
The movie was very good. But, I thought that it strayed a little bit to far from Bond tradition, at points, for me. Other then a few points in the movie that bothered me it was a really good movie. I enjoyed it.

Did anyone find the part where Bond "surfed" the tidal wave kinda unrealistic (to say the least)?
I did find it very unrealistic. That was one of the points that bothered me. Bond is a world class skier, but I've never seen him surf before. I've never seen a surfer that could do something like that.

Stoned_Coder
12-08-2002, 07:10 PM
As a film its passable. As a bond movie it sucks. The director and screenplay writers seem to have totally forgotten what made bond movies great in the first place. It was never special effects which is what at least the last 2 bond movies have been about.

PJYelton
12-08-2002, 07:29 PM
Yeah, not only was the surfing scene unrealistic from a logical sense, it also LOOKED unrealistic. The computer animations from the faraway shot looked extremely fake and the close up was the most obvious use of a blue screen I have seen from recent films.

Oh, and how can somebody be tortured for 14 months and look perfect after only a shave and a haircut? Bleh, complaining about plot holes again :D

ammar
12-09-2002, 03:38 AM
I don't like the whole idea of Bond movies, I don't think it's reasonably, I don't like the Bond character, because it's not realistic.

adamviper
12-09-2002, 07:23 AM
i like the bond movies but w/o shawn connery (sp??) bond movies are bad we need Sir.Connery and HE could act.

lightatdawn
12-09-2002, 02:23 PM
>>on a side note.. what was up with them using those wire cutters

Exactly! Watched it with a friend and as soon as those wire cutters came out we both turned to each other like 'Huh?'

I've always been a huge fan of Bond movies for purely light entertainment value. You dont go see a bond movie for plot twists and artsy new technique. You go for a few good Bond cliches; the babes, the hot cars, the cool gadgets, and the tripped out super vilans. Its got all the stuff for a couple hours of classic guy entertainment. Just take it all with a grain of salt. ;)

I also hated the surfing bit. Really horrible animation, and was digusted with concept of the metal "surfboard" chunk.

Couldn't convince my brain to leave the invisible car concept alone either. It was just too wrong.

Best lines:

Jinx: "Its our friend with the expensive acne."
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Lackey: "Hello, I'm mister Kill."
Bond: "Now theres a name to die for."
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Q: *hands Bond the car manual* "I'm sure you can shoot through this in a few hours.*
Bond: *Presses remote control, tosses book, cars machine guns blows it apart* "Really Q. It only took a few seconds."

MadHatter
12-09-2002, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by lightatdawn
Best lines:
...
Lackey: "Hello, I'm mister Kill."
Bond: "Now theres a name to die for."
...

*shakes head* that was bad :rolleyes:

another thing (don't know why i bother, but oh well). why didn't he use those huge spikes coming out of the tires when he was in the car chase on the ice? it seems like they would have come in handy :rolleyes:

but you're very right, lightatdawn.. it's just classic guy entertainment, and shouldn't be taken as anything more.. but it's still fun to laugh at the huge holes with friends ;)

lightatdawn
12-09-2002, 05:21 PM
>>*shakes head* that was bad

Oh for sure. Thats what makes it funny. :) How about the first scene between Jinx and Bond? Could it get any cornier? :p

But its all just for laughs. Classic I tell you; Classic.

I do think though that this movie lacks something that its predescesors had. Cant quite put my finger on it though.

bob20
12-09-2002, 05:24 PM
I do think though that this movie lacks something that its predescesors had. Cant quite put my finger on it though.
I thought Bond seemed out of character in some of the scenes, and some of the over all plot. He just didn't seem the same.