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If I did an “objective” ranking I would switch QOS and NTTD, but Quantum just holds a special place in my heart.
No Time To Die
Quantum Of Solace
Not only the same order, but I am completely in sync with your spacing as well!
So many things go into a Bond film (and any film) for me; story, acting, cinematography, individual shots, style, music, fun, sartorie (I have yet to discover a good enough noun for "Sartorial"), locations, action, pacing, drama, stakes, over-the-top-ed-ness, silliness, grandiose-ness, chemistry... Spectre certainly has it's pitfalls and they are rough ones, but there isn't enough bad for me to write off all the great in Spectre.
Now I need to find the time to watch NTTD for the first time, so I can put up a ranking as well!
The action in Spectre is the worst in the Craig era and it reflects on screen. It's like all of the money and excitement went towards the PTS and a record breaking explosion at the crater base that didn't really do much.
There are great moments for me in Spectre, such as the attempted assassination of Lucia, the Spectre meeting, Mr.White and L'American. However, there isn't anything exciting to build around that.
I like the fight with Patrice in Shanghai, despite how short lived it is.
We know. That's why we're sharing ours as well.
Fantastic choreography and tremendous cinematography.
I like to think there's a bit of symbolism in the fight too, as they're both shadows against the light, and at times very hard to tell them apart.
Thats the trouble. Its TOO choreographed. Its like a scene from West Side Story!
I understand you, but I still like it.
Comments like this always make me feel the need to shake my head, turn off the internet for awhile and go outside or something. Maybe watch a Bond film. ;)
West Side Story. Ok.
Spectre is one I’m still warming to (and I am, gradually). The lack of many standout moments was always one of the biggest problems for me too, though there have always been scenes I’ve quite enjoyed: the tracking shot in the PTS, Moneypenny visiting Bond’s flat, Lucia’s attempted assassination, M speaking with C in the new Nine Eyes building, L’Americain, the train fight, the meteor room, the head drilling, the safe house. So quite a bit.
SF is not a Bond film I go to for action. The film’s strengths lie in the stunning cinematography and all the connecting tissues that some feel are lacking in SP. I don’t think action was Mendes’s forte. That said, I do think he did well enough to deliver the goods on that front in SF. While the action was by no means the biggest draw of the film, scenes like the bike chase and train action in the PTS, the Shanghai tower fight, the Komodo dragon pit fight, the tube chase, the enquiry shootout, and the assault on Skyfall served the film well not necessarily for being the biggest or best action sequences of all time but for being memorable, original, and well filmed.
Sorry if you were offended!
I meant it was more like a dance scene then a fight sequence! Didnt think I'd need to explain!!
( At least Thunderfinger got it!)
No offence whatsoever, just bewilderment. To me it didn't look like dancing, but to each his own.
2. No Time to Die
4. Quantum of Solace
That's sad. Why can't EON either just cast new Bonds all the time or KEEP the directors of the original successes????