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Wee....from where actually @AceHole (your nickname is delightfully ..... excentric :-P)
Seriously though, I went giddy when I realized it was back (at the beginning and in it's true form).
Didn't mind the segue to Mendes' intro, if that's what it takes then fine.
It felt like a statement - this 007 has gotten over his angst and will now proceed to kick some premium arse.
I won't know about that until I've seen it myself. I've only seen the leaked clip, which was short and cut away immediately after "the dead are alive" text.
And a clip of the barrel:
My 2 cents on the actual gunbarrel: I loved it! I'm very glad Kleinman went back to Binder's original design. The lack of his Brosnan-era movement made it even classier, and Craig's pose is a serious contestant for my all time favourite gunbarrel pose.
Since I started this thread as my personal gunbarrel video thread, might I add my latest gunbarrel? It's my first in 2 years!
gunbarrel sequence "Licence To Kill":
gunbarrel sequence "SPECTRE":
I must say, Daniel Craig really had some time to properly rehearse the gunbarrel sequence :P. No wonder though, because for every film he had to film a new sequence. And in all honesty? I think Craig's pose in the "SPECTRE"-gunbarrel is mag-ni-fi-cent! In my opinion the best pose together with George Lazenby's one-knee pose.
It's self-assured. Bond has no doubt at all when he shoots!. With every pose so far there were minor issues. Bob Simmons had to 'jump' while he turned (Halloween!), Sean Connery looked like he was suffering from Parkinson (too shaky), Roger Moore always had to use two hands to fire a gun (pussy), Tim Dalton has a nice pose, and looks a bit like Craig's one, but Pierce Brosnan looked like a tree (too stiff and straight up).
Also look at the original Maurice Binder design in the "SPECTRE" gunbarrel. It's updated to 4K off course. It has been retouched a bit by Daniel Kleinman. But overall....the details from the Binder design are back...
The design and pose are brilliant. The music could be improved though.....my personal favourite gunbarrel music is TLD.
I like that one too. Quite familiar to the gunbarrel music of OP and AVTAK I think.
The second failing is that Bond's gun is visible as he walks. That was just shoddy.
I noticed that too, and it's the first time it's happened so blatantly. In a few other films you get a glimpse of the gun but this one is in your face. They put the GB at the front and still mess it up
And it still is the best GB by far in the Craig era which is a scandal in itself.
The darkening effect is uniquely nice too, but I prefer the more traditional blood flow.
I'll be generous and give CR a free pass as the GB coupled with YKMN is so epic but after that the 3 Craig GBs are the bottom 3 of the series.
At least they are ever so gradually getting better SF was a step up from QOS and SP a step up from SF. I don't have any confidence that they will get it spot on for B25 but perhaps they might get final it right for the next Bond.
Sad to think though that if B25 is a great film Dan might go down as best ever Bond yet never having had a GB that wasn't f**ked up in some way.
The only points I can give to SP are for being at the start of the film and for going back to a more traditional gunbarrel design. Otherwise, as I said it's a bit stiff and unoriginal.