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Prior to that, I think only Moore had a gadget on his watch once or twice (LALD with a Rolex, & OP with a digital watch I think).
I think it's time to go back to a knife in a case again. The best gadget of all imho.
Or if Omega must get their product placed, at least have the villain pull the watch from his hand before he can do some trickery with it...that would be a neat twist.
Yes, well spotted!
The printing watch in TSWLM
Not sure why every one is getting their panties in a bunch over the DB5; it's a classic and iconic car. I love seeing it. It's icon status is as deserved ort not as GF's.
[quote="Getafix;526735" A dinner scene was definitley needed.
I agree, and I'm not averse to a dinner scene going forward. I too think we are long overdue. There is a certain refinement to dinners that suits the Bond universe.[/quote]
All this talk makes me hungry.
They do torture porn much better..
Ripped off NSNA ;-).
Because it detracts from the actual Bond movie. Between the title scene of TB and the title scene of GE, Bond films had the cohones to be Bond films without the slightest trace of the DB5. Now it´s mainly inserted into the films to remind people that they´re watching a Bond film. It would be better to let the film speak for itself.
One point about the SP torture scene is, it´s weird how much DAD is criticised for being so unrealistic, but this torture scene is hailed, despite its realism being on a par with DAD at least.
And why did Bond have to make such a lame quip about parking the Aston at the bottom of the Tiber? Couldn´t he have said something a little sharper, like, "Don´t worry about the Aston, I put it in an airtight hiding place", or something like that?
Why do you hate it so much.
You could also say that Martin Campbell and Sam Mendes wanted to step away from all previous pre-Brosnan films by giving the DB5 a more important role of a signature car. That's how I see it.
And I find it rather repulsive how you blaim Mendes for being Nolan-esque, when it is actually Campbell you start pointing fingers at.
Moreover, may I remind you that Bond is a franchise? One could equally reason to get rid of Q, Moneypenny, M, Tanner, because they look too much like a Clone of the "Mission: Impossible" team.
Yes, that one.
Do you mean the torture of actually sitting down and watching it, @Thunderfinger?
I adore the DB5, and haven't gotten the criticisms either. As it has been said, Astons are a staple of the series, and the DB5 specifically for a good while now. I guess I'm just a sucker for classic, nostalgic beauty. They don't make cars like her anymore.
Good one, but I meant the bed scene.
Mendes missed his chance to make the watch tone Monty Norman's original Bond theme. The anti-referential Bond brigade would've been overjoyed by that, I wager. :D
I figured as much, but you are no doubt familiar with the insatiable desire to joke for a joke's sake.
I dislike that in any film.....in any endeavour.....it shows a lack of creativity,
In this case, the way it is used is an insult to my intelligence.
Repulsive is it? Sorry to hear that. That is a strong word indeed. I'll try not to repulse you in the future.
Of the two directors, I blame Mendes for not using the trope appropriately but rather inserting it for a laugh. In both CR & GE the DB5 was used effectively and appropriately, in my view - in exciting scenes that drove the narrative forward. Not in SF & certainly not in SP. It's a matter of finesse - not throwaway.
The way Mendes is using them, absolutely they look like clones of the MI6 team. In fact there are a few 'shot for shot' stills on another thread that look almost the same exactly. I wouldn't be disappointed if this team has a much smaller involvement in B25 actually, now that you mention it.
Good one, but I meant the bed scene.[/quote]
I figured as much, but you are no doubt familiar with the insatiable desire to joke for a joke's sake.[/quote]
The joke was on Roger that day. Well done, Mr Glen.
The MI comparison is laughable, as is the continued witch hunt for Mendes' so-called constant Nolan copycat antics.
The team effort ending here did smack of MI-RN in London, and the team helping Bond go rogue also did.
As I've said earlier, up to the health clinic, I thought Q's use and MP's use was appropriate. I'd prefer not to see them assisting in the grand finale going forward however. Just a personal preference, because it reminds me of 24 and MI in particular.
Sit out is not what I'm asking for. Limited involvement is what I'm advocating. If the cast is too famous for that, then that should have been thought about before recasting them in my view.
Bond rogue is getting tiresome, and Q being the point man for Bond rogue has also been done before (and many, including myself, have criticized Q's use in LTK as being a distraction well, great though that film was). If they must use them, try a different way......like the SF museum intro.....fresh and interesting.
My issue is with the way they are used, and their use in the finale more than anything else.
I agree. I hated it in SF and would rather it had been left dead, but c'est la vie. It seems it's here until DC leaves, but then they really need to knock it on the head. It's an act of slavish adoration to the 60's, when the focus should be on forging new icons. As much as I love SP, the end scene of the DB5 did not resonate with me in the slightest.
I wouldn't let Campbell off the hook so lightly personally.
In GE and CR it serves the exact same function - we're introducing a new Bond so just to hammer it home to you we'll have him drive the DB5. 'Look it's James Bond see. It must be because he's driving the same car as Sean.'
It just shows a lack of confidence in what you are doing.
To keep on dredging it up smacks of the sort of thing Tamahori would do.
In the first 16 films it featured twice.
In the subsequent 8 it has featured in 6.
That's overkill which ever way you look at it.
Technically it's five as Apted had the sense to delete the DB5 scene from TWINE.
So it didn't appear there, in DAD or in QOS.
Well I am counting TWINE - infra red at the end.