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Really want some new writing blood now though
Whatever one may think of its plot, the film does many things well. It's clear Mendes was inspired by TDK and decided to drop James Bond into a pseudo Joker menace-like scenario. P&W probably had a woody as they realized they could retread their infamous 1999 debut, bringing 'Mother' into the thick of it.
Nevertheless, it succeeded in making an impact with the audience, and is still viewed by many as a quality entry.
It's the cinematography that elevates Skyfall and to great effect.
The plot has holes no doubt, but his direction compensates for that. So does the cinematography of course.
It was clear that Mendes didn't know what to do at first, just compare the action in the SF PTS or that hilarious underground crash sequence with what Mendes did in the plane/car chase in the Alps or the train fight.
SF was his trail and error run and it shows. The glaring plot holes and allowing Bardem to act like a villain right out of an Austin Powers movie just add to his failure.
SP is no masterpiece buts it's a much more enjoyable and entertaining entry than SF.
I agree that Mendes hasn't really got a sense for action. The attack on Skyfall is pretty pedestrian action movie stuff - dull and uninspired . But in SP he upped his game
It's not perfect but like the opera scene in QOS it is a nice throwback to any earlier, classier era
All the SF PTS offers is us frenetic not particualrly interesting action .
It was interesting hearing Mendes talk about both PTSs and I agreed entirely with his own analysis of both of them.
I'm at a loss for words. To each their own.
I'm surprised you didn't nitpick on the CGI Omega Planet Ocean product placement, which was one of the more egregious flaws.
It's a work of art and the editing, the direction, the camera work and the sound effect makes look the SF PTS like the work of an amateur.
The CGI building?? It looks real. That's all that matters. What about the many instances in SF where the CGI work clearly was recognisable as such?
The SF PTS has nothing to offer than the most ridiculous Bond death scene ever.
Ok, at least Judi Dench has a great moment in it "take the bloody shot" and how she later turns to the window to stare into the rain.
The Day Of The Death parade must be the single most amazing thing in all of Bond history.
That sequence could have worked without such a ridiculous building collapse, it was like something out of a Marvel film, or maybe that was the point to try and grab a younger audience.
That being said even those including SPECTRE official biggest groupie member don't want Mendes back, says it all really.
Yet you get a ridiculously over inflated budget and one of the most divisive and criticised Bonds of the modern age that has left a mark on the Craig era because it dealt with an icon of the series as a childhood spat and linked the films in such a lame ret con way yet that is a masterpiece of the series to some????
The point is that moment in the lift is nowhere as noticeable and expensive as the PTS moment, I'll take the Shanghai tense brilliantly shot sequence over all of SPECTRE despite the use of CGI, no doubt due to it's constraints to it's budget.
SP had not of that as an issue and was given stupidly large budget.
You are talking about QUANTUM OF SOLACE. In comparison Spectre got received extremely well. What are your excuses for the ridiculously high BO Spectre made? Must have been all the divided people...
If Spectre had been as bad as the lot of you always suggest, it would have stopped at 650 million or even below that.