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That being said, SF will be associated with many things; the death of M, the return of MP and Q, the one where Bond falls from a train, Adele etc. However, the 50th anniversary was played up massively, the Olympics segment/stunt was the mother of all marketing tools that punctuated an already agressive marketing campaign and; of course Adele who was at the apex of her popularity singing the theme song all got people hyped and got people who may not have seen the movie at all curious enough to actually go and see it.
To give the movie itself some credit I'll also add that the film on its own was well received and many people enjoyed it but let's be real here, the film itself wasn't solely responsible for grossing a $1.1Billion. No way.
There's some good stuff in QoS, but this is where I draw the line with the current reappraisal. It may garner more fans, but OHMSS took a long time to shake a very unjust stigma and for some people that stigma remains. I don't see the criticism of QoS as being particularly unjust in any way at all, really. No more than the criticisms aimed at SF, or SP.
I agree. There's a difference between finding a lot to enjoy and acting like the problems aren't there to begin with. I also don't really like how people keep finding "the new OHMSS", when there has never been and probably will never be a film even close to OHMSS. Some people put CR on that level, but I don't agree with that opinion myself.
I am not saying "it's the new OHMSS". That's what Bond 25 *could* become if the do it right.
There are problems in QoS - I am not ignoring them. That's why I rate CR and SF higher and QoS as Craig's #3. I just don't mind the plot holes at all - all that really disturbs me is it's editing and for me that's the only flaw that won't fade for me at all ... like OHMSS's main flaw (to me: Lazenby) won't fade.
What I noticed in regards to QoS is that since SP I rate it much higher and definitely enjoy it more. The flaws of SP keep me from rewatching the movie but changed my feelings towards QoS which I appreciate a whole lot more these days since SP premiered a year ago. In general I tend to rate CR, QoS and SF even higher due do SP because it's third act ruins the movie the same way for me as the second half of DAD did. Which is a pity because all the good stuff is wasted on those 2 entries. Maybe I should just create my own cut of SP and remove everything that bugs me and I think then I would really appreciate it.
Anyway - listening to the QoS soundtrack at this very moment and that is one thing that shines in QoS for sure! Much better than the soundtracks of SF and SP.
I think that CR-QoS-SF-SP map pretty closely to DN-FRWL-GF-TB.
It then would be ironic if Bond 25 were based on the novel YOLT.
I never understood how Zetumer was writing during the writers' strike.