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Skyfall
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8069 posts

Checked this out with the missus last night. I thought it was absolutely awesome, probably better than Casino Royale. It felt like a great blend of all of the grittiness they got right with Casino Royale, and the fun of classic the Bond films. Much better than Quantum of Solace (which I barely even remember anything about).

Anyone else see it yet?
04:42pm 23/11/12 Permalink
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Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34612 posts
casino royal was f*****g awesome. i love that it had a large amount of poker in it, that wasnt jazzed up or moofified. great action and story as well.

im on a bit of a bond watching spree atm, watched quantam of solace the other nite and holy crap it had some good action in it.

actually considering going to see this at the moofies!
04:52pm 23/11/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5450 posts
Yeah Skyfall is pretty bloody awesome.
It feels like with Daniel Craig they've gone back to the classic Bond style and pulled back a lot on the over the top stupidity that started in the later Roger Moore years. Judi Dench is in this one more than previous outings and she also gave a great performance. Javier Bardem was revelling in the role as Bond villian. Craig is contracted for another two movies after this one - here begins another long wait!
05:14pm 23/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20260 posts
I think the wait was longer than usual for this one cos didn't MGM almost go bankrupt and had to be bailed out in the middle of it all?

Anyway, yeah, going to hit up Gold Class for this on Sunday, looks awesome, looking forward to it!
05:18pm 23/11/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3658 posts
I thought it felt very sean connery era, really enjoyed it.
05:38pm 23/11/12 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
2429 posts
QOS was a revenge film and it was a bit out of place compared to some of the other bond films. Casino Royale was amazeballs, can't wait to see skyfall.
06:20pm 23/11/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34614 posts
QOS was a revenge film and it was a bit out of place compared to some of the other bond films


great action, the car chase at the start was f*** off bulls***.

story was a bit . .. .. . .
06:31pm 23/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16245 posts
casino royal was kick ass.
quantum of solace was boring.
yet to see skyfall but it looks the goods.
06:48pm 23/11/12 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7349 posts
cos didn't MGM almost go bankrupt and had to be bailed out in the middle of it all?

http://i.imgur.com/5VRSd.gif
07:17pm 23/11/12 Permalink
Ha
12 posts
i can +1 the skyfall f*****g rules. it's not just the best bond movie, it's a really good movie by any standard. the characters are actually developed in this one, it's crazy. and the intro chase kicked so much ass. best movie i've seen in a while.
07:29pm 23/11/12 Permalink
Lithium
Rockhampton, Queensland
362 posts
Hearing nothing but good things for all. Can't wait to go see this tomorrow night.
07:54pm 23/11/12 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
2942 posts
I didn't think it was as good as above.

I felt like it moved quite slow, and the plot was very easy too see through. I felt like I basically new what was going to happen before it unfolded. The character were developed well but there really didn't feel to be the "Twist" I was looking for.

I dunno, felt about a 6/10, but that is pretty good for most of the garbage that was been out lately.
07:58pm 23/11/12 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6330 posts
I would have like a more out of Javier's character.

Dame Judi Dench was great as M as usual and Daniel Craig was good as well.

Weren't these new ones meant to be set before the first bond film or have I mixed myself up a bit?

The one liners make the movie.

last edited by Damo at 20:14:52 23/Nov/12
08:13pm 23/11/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8070 posts
Weren't these new ones meant to be set before the first bond film or have I mixed myself up a bit?

Casino Royale was supposed to be like a reboot of sorts, since he wasn't a 00 agent at the beginning. Quantum of Solace picked up pretty much immediately where Casino Royale left off, and Skyfall is set later again. I guess you could say that Skyfall is set before the original films since:
Spoiler:
It ends with a male M like in the original movies/books.


Casino Royale was also the first book.
08:24pm 23/11/12 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6331 posts
Midda thanks, that's exactly how I see it all.
08:25pm 23/11/12 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
9091 posts
i didnt like it anywhere near the old ones, they completely changed the typcial "bond" dont get hurt f*** every c*** up sort of thing...


didnt rate at all
09:04pm 23/11/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21837 posts
^ the best endorsement yet
09:04pm 23/11/12 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
9092 posts
i know right....
09:38pm 23/11/12 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7601 posts
was great loved all call outs to the old bond movies

especially loved the radio..
09:43pm 23/11/12 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
1013 posts
Sounds good, I will wait for Civic video to get the bluray of it.

+1 internet for Parabol for that MGM cat.
06:33am 24/11/12 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
9093 posts
how s*** was the young punk that gave him a gun with fingerprint recognition... like wtf, where is the flame thrower pen or something
07:15am 24/11/12 Permalink
Ha
13 posts
yeah i know right i was like 'gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy someone throw a pie or something' f*****g like 0 belly laughs in this film
08:35am 24/11/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17520 posts
^ the best endorsement yet


it actually is, that typical s*** that you said they changed is what makes the older bonds films lame



last edited by paveway at 08:40:26 24/Nov/12
08:35am 24/11/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1048 posts
Hated the end of it involving bonds family stuff - f*** off with that imo.
11:45am 24/11/12 Permalink
supreme
Brisbane, Queensland
2658 posts
action scenes were good, story line was f*****g s***.
02:29pm 24/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20267 posts
yeah i know right i was like 'gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy someone throw a pie or something' f*****g like 0 belly laughs in this film


Hahaha, awesome
06:22pm 24/11/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19289 posts
i thought it was an awesome flick - some great nostalgia in it too.
12:18am 25/11/12 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6188 posts
good movie very well made.

8/10

Needed more hot sluts in it.
04:14pm 25/11/12 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
1020 posts
Hmmm....What if Bond was a woman. That means hot girl on girl action with fighting and gadgets. More slutty action.
04:38pm 25/11/12 Permalink
Fade2Black
Brisbane, Queensland
5149 posts
pretty sure that series exists bladerunner. Dad thought he bought the full bond series in Bali a few years back. turns out it was an "adult" version.
05:35pm 25/11/12 Permalink
Rukh
Brisbane, Queensland
854 posts
I saw it yesterday and have a mixed opinion of it. Mr. Silver's plot was basically ludicrous. It was downright stupid frankly.

Still, the rest of the film was good.
06:14pm 25/11/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5454 posts
Dad thought he bought the full bond series in Bali a few years back. turns out it was an "adult" version.


Like Connery in Goldfinger, he managed to end up with Pussy Galore.
06:26pm 25/11/12 Permalink
mooby
Brisbane, Queensland
6220 posts
the poker scenes where terrible. bunch of slow rollers.
09:04pm 25/11/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13207 posts
So I watched this yesterday. I was very unimpressed. It isn't a Bond film without gadgets and the radio does not count as a gadget!
I also thought the ending was pretty average at best, I was expecting epic Bondness and was delivered a story about an old chick :/

09:33am 21/12/12 Permalink
Lithium
Rockhampton, Queensland
363 posts
I did not like it either.
09:37am 21/12/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8134 posts
It must suck being so bad at movies.
11:20am 21/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34789 posts
went and saw it the other nite with petal.

FORTY F*****G DOLLARS TO GO TO THE F*****G MOOFIES.

moofie went too long, 1.5 hours is the correct length for a moofie, so skyfall was disqualified.
01:36pm 21/12/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19360 posts
all james bond movies are long. what were you thinking?
01:38pm 21/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34790 posts
its ok to watch moofies, when they come in two cd parts.
01:42pm 21/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16414 posts
nowadays only romances and comedies run for 1.5hrs. maybe you should go see one of those next time?
01:51pm 21/12/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3267 posts
nowadays only romances and comedies run for 1.5hrs.

And horrors. Any movie that struggles with enough story.
02:06pm 21/12/12 Permalink
59fifty
Brisbane, Queensland
984 posts
saw it at chermside in gold class yesterday - really enjoyed it.

Loved that aston martin at the end.. what a beautiful car..
05:48pm 21/12/12 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
789 posts
felt like it dragged on a bit, Needed a few scenes cut
06:26pm 21/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34793 posts
elt like it dragged on a bit, Needed a few scenes cut


i reckon! like an hours worth of scenes!

do big moofies even have editors anymore?
06:57pm 21/12/12 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
8372 posts
Wasn't a bad movie. Were they implying that old lady M was Bonds mum with the cut to the grave stone and his mums name being Monique?
07:39pm 21/12/12 Permalink
kos
Germany
2412 posts
Man you people must have tiny attention spans!
Movies don't go for 1.5 hours anymore unless they're something annoying like Cloverfield.

Usually I'm only happy for a movie to end after 1.5 hours if it's s***.
07:40pm 21/12/12 Permalink
Vash
3631 posts
movie was bad. preferred the last two. would like a new bond already, not really a fan of the current one
10:34pm 21/12/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20432 posts
Were they implying that old lady M was Bonds mum with the cut to the grave stone and his mums name being Monique?


Nah, M is just a designation, the guy at the end was still M as well.

I think it was just that M (the judi dench one) was like his mother cos he was an orphan and she kind of filled the mother shaped hole in his life I spose.
11:36pm 21/12/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13211 posts
Isn't is also an unofficial high respect for a lady in authority to be called mom?
11:38pm 21/12/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8136 posts
movie was bad. preferred the last two.

You preferred Quantum of Solace? The f***? The movie was lame as s***.
11:59pm 21/12/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19363 posts
Isn't is also an unofficial high respect for a lady in authority to be called mom?


It's "marm" as in ma'am. Short for Madam.
12:17am 22/12/12 Permalink
Vash
3632 posts
Bond is meant to be lame as s***. The latest was too different, didnt feel like bond.
I like the peirce brosnan ones.
01:03am 22/12/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3707 posts
I thought it had a real sean connery feeling to it, just needed a couple of the scenes in the middle to be enhanced action wise.
01:07am 22/12/12 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
8373 posts

Nah, M is just a designation, the guy at the end was still M as well.


But the dudes name is Mallory, that's how I made the connection. If her name had an M, she'd be an M. Bonds mum was Monique. She also said something like "I'm glad I got one thing right".
08:38am 22/12/12 Permalink
Monkeez
Sydney, New South Wales
166 posts
I like the peirce brosnan ones.

GoldenEye maybe, but the other ones too?
12:59pm 22/12/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20433 posts
But the dudes name is Mallory, that's how I made the connection. If her name had an M, she'd be an M. Bonds mum was Monique. She also said something like "I'm glad I got one thing right".


Yeah, possibly, I dunno. I did feel like there was supposed to be some kind of revelation the viewer was meant to have when seeing the tombstones, cos the film did make a big deal out of showing them, but I never got the impression it was sposed to reveal it was M. I figured it was some reference back to a previous Bond movie that I wasn't smart enough to get or something. I always figured the M codename was just a rank thing, like the guy who is the quartermaster is Q, etc.
01:44pm 22/12/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21979 posts
In Casino Royale Bond cheekily tells M that he has found out her real name. If she was actually his mother this wouldn't have been mentioned.
02:32pm 22/12/12 Permalink
Skitza
Brisbane, Queensland
9852 posts
I didn't like it. It's dragged on like a mofo, just didn't feel the same without all the gadgets and espionage.

The whole back to roots thing was boring in a way.

Would not recommend.
06:47pm 22/12/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21982 posts
Gadgets are and always have been lame plot devices used to get Bond out of impossible situations in lieu of good writing and actual tension. I think Mendes was aggressively pointing this out by the blatant lack of gadgets in the film. Instead of Bond getting in to an impossible situation and hey-ho saving himself with some nature-defying gadget he creates actual tension and has the characters using their ingenuity to get out of situations like they did in the climax. That final scene reminded me a lot of the the final scene in Saving Private Ryan. The characters had very little to work with against a very equipped enemy and managed to come through while maintaining suspension of disbelief. Spoiler:
well except for M of course


It would have been super-mega lame if instead of that final scene which I thought was brilliant we got Bond saving the day with some sort of sonic helicopter destroyer. There is no cleverness behind that and was a major trope of the pre-Casino Royale Bond era which is why I pretty much hated all of them. Goldeneye was okay I guess.
06:55pm 22/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16419 posts
there's no invisible car in this movie? lame!
07:08pm 22/12/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20436 posts
Did everyone complaining about the lack of gadgets not see Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace or something? Its not like the more back-to-basics, grounded Bond is a new concept for this movie or something. Everyones pointing it out like its something this movie decided to do to be different from all the others, but its been like that since they rebooted it with Daniel Craig, hardly a new thing. If anything, this movie had more gadgets (with the old Aston with machine guns and ejector seats) than the previous ones did.

But yeah, I agree with fpot, the over-reliance on gadgets was always the lamest part of Bond. Some of them were ok in a goofy 80's kind of way and worked for the era they were in (but having said, Roger Moore bond movies are by far my least favourite cos of all the camp and stupid gadgets), but I think this new Bond is by far the best iteration.

I didn't mind some of the Pierce Brosnan ones, but to me they always just felt like stupid popcorn action movies (not that theres anything wrong with a stupid popcorn action movie every now and then), and didn't feel much like Bond movies.
07:21pm 22/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34800 posts
i thought qos was pretty good
07:27pm 22/12/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5527 posts
Looking back on the Pierce Brosnan era it's a little embarrassing. Nowhere near as bad as the later Moore efforts or Dalton of course, but I'd credit Brosnan only with reviving a great series and allowing it to slowly evolve away from the cold war plots and over the top gadgetry silliness.
07:30pm 22/12/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8137 posts
Wtf is all this talk about M being Bond's mother. He never called her "mum," that's just what it sounds like when Poms say "ma'am."

Fpot nailed it. The only thing that makes gadgets cool is when they're used in clever ways. Most often than not though, they're just a Deus Ex Machina, which is just a symptom of piss-poor writing.

And anyone saying they liked the last two but Skyfall sucks because it had no gadgets obviously has a limited memory. What gadgets were in Casino Royale? A defibrillator in his car? Whoop-de-doo.
08:23pm 22/12/12 Permalink
PornoPete
UK
801 posts
+1 for lame gadgets.

I still think that the early Connery Bonds are the best because they are light on gadgets.

Dr No, From Russia with Love and Thunderball are very low by comparison to the Moore or Brosnan films, and have pretty compelling stories by comparison. Well Thunderball to a lessor degree.

But yeah I think without Russia Bond is a hard one pin down, because the threats just don't stack up. Oh Noes a terrorist has 150 million dollars. Oh Noes a disaffected old agent has a personal vendetta against a member of staff.

Hardly world shattering s***. They are still enjoyable films but just seems in Connery's era there genuinely high stakes. Still I guess that is also a reflection of how the world has changed.
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