Are you happy to see the DB5 return in B25?

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  • jka12002jka12002 Banned
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    A very different theme song played in my head when the DB5 appeared, and im not trying to be funny.......


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    The negativity on here is just incredible....I understand everyone can't like Skyfall like I do but...wow. I feel sorry for people who can't feel joy at the freaking DB5 returning with the Bond theme in full!
  • jka12002jka12002 Banned
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    bondbat007 wrote:
    The negativity on here is just incredible....I understand everyone can't like Skyfall like I do but...wow. I feel sorry for people who can't feel joy at the freaking DB5 returning with the Bond theme in full!

    I loved it dont get me wrong, although the Bond theme is starting to get stale imo. They really need to bring the other 007 theme back , Barry wrote it as an alternative theme song.
  • edited February 2013 Posts: 1,407
    @jka12002 I'm sure you are a decent human being. But you have completely lost me at "the Bond theme is starting to get stale"

    Although I would love to see the 007 theme make a reappearance so points to you there

    EDIT: I take back what I said about you being a decent human being
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    Why not bring back the Lotus? And Little Nelly? And all the old cast members if they're still alive. Where will the references and homages end?
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    Getafix wrote:
    Why not bring back the Lotus? And Little Nelly? And all the old cast members if they're still alive. Where will the references and homages end?

    Seriously I see you and a few other post stuff like this and it seems you think Skyfall is 2 hours of homages to previous Bonds. I can't see what's wrong with a few smart homages on the 50th anniversary.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    bondbat007 wrote:
    @jka12002 I'm sure you are a decent human being. But you have completely lost me at "the Bond theme is starting to get stale"

    Although I would love to see the 007 theme make a reappearance so points to you there

    EDIT: I take back what I said about you being a decent human being

    I would love to know why @jka12002 has been banned, and isn't considered a "decent human being". :-??
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    bondbat007 wrote:
    @jka12002 I'm sure you are a decent human being. But you have completely lost me at "the Bond theme is starting to get stale"

    Although I would love to see the 007 theme make a reappearance so points to you there

    EDIT: I take back what I said about you being a decent human being

    I would love to know why @jka12002 has been banned, and isn't considered a "decent human being". :-??

    Ah you must have missed all the fun a few hours ago where he went off the deep end and started spamming/swearing/trolling on every thread. Hats off to the mods for dealing with it so cleanly and swiftly. I'm just confused as it seemed to have come out of nowhere
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    ^^ Me too. When I saw it wondered what kind of a major short circuit issue he had encountered. Really weird.
  • I was very excited to see the Aston Martin DB5! When Daniel Craig took the sheet off & the DB5 was revealed, I started clapping & smiling from ear to ear.
  • hoppimikehoppimike Kent, UK
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    I thought it was awesome, I just didn't like the way they did it. It felt a bit too obvious and a bit too unnecessary, and a bit cheesy that the characters seemed in on the "joke" too.

    It was great to see the car, it's just I wish they did it with a bit more subtlety and just worked it into the story more smoothly, instead of making such a big deal out of it!
  • CIACIA
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    So I was wondering how Skyfall's James Bond came into possession with the 1960s DB5, fully equipped with machine guns and passenger side ejectors.

    I then realized that this is the same car he won early on in Casino Royal. He must have shipped it to London without MI6 knowing. So how did this shady poker player in CR end up with the DB5?

    Well, as it turns out, one of the original DB5's they used in GF was auctioned off. The car was stolen from a garage in Florida in 1997, according to Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DB5 It was never seen again until... Casino Royal

    MI6 auctioned off one of the DB5 prototypes, which eventually was stolen, won in a poker game, shipped to England, and destroyed by Silver in SF. So there you have it. ;)
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    CIA wrote:
    So I was wondering how Skyfall's James Bond came into possession with the 1960s DB5, fully equipped with machine guns and passenger side ejectors.

    I then realized that this is the same car he won early on in Casino Royal. He must have shipped it to London without MI6 knowing. So how did this shady poker player in CR end up with the DB5?

    Well, as it turns out, one of the original DB5's they used in GF was auctioned off. The car was stolen from a garage in Florida in 1997, according to Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DB5 It was never seen again until... Casino Royal

    MI6 auctioned off one of the DB5 prototypes, which eventually was stolen, won in a poker game, shipped to England, and destroyed by Silver in SF. So there you have it. ;)

    Silver? It's SILVA.
  • edited March 2014 Posts: 11,425
    I wonder sometimes if Logan and Mendes had watched the Brosnan movies. Had they done so, they might not have thought it was such a neat and clever idea to use the DB5... again!

    At least we can now be fairly confident we'll never see it in another Bond film.

    I don't like these clunking 'nods' (more like a big pointy Monty Python hand from the sky) to the past. Look forward!

    Was glad to hear that Bond is to get a new Aston Martin in the next movie.
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    I loved the DB5 and its moments in SF.

    And if SIlva deserved to die it was due to destroying the car.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    I loved it. The reveal reusing the "Names Bond, James Bond" music cue from Casino Royale brought tears of joy to my eyes.
  • RC7RC7
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    Loved the reveal of the DB5. Loathed the gadgets. P&W had always intended for it to be the CR version, which would have been great. Mendes dropped a bollock by insisting on the gadgets.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Yes, in Skyfall they really engaged the icon by using the Aston Martin DB5 if you will. Plus we saw how Bond won the Aston Martin DB5 in CR did we not. Bond had (out of his own pocket a la Licence Renewed by John Gardner) added some "optional extras" since that date, I presume.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    I always saw it as the CR DB5 but modified.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited March 2014 Posts: 18,003
    Murdock wrote:
    I always saw it as the CR DB5 but modified.

    So you agree with me then, @Murdock? It's just that some people feel that it throws out the reboot timeline somehow...not sure I understand their point correctly, though. Nitpickers, I guess.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    Quite right @Dragonpol. :)
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Murdock wrote:
    Quite right @Dragonpol. :)

    Great minds and all that! :))
  • RC7RC7
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    Murdock wrote:
    I always saw it as the CR DB5 but modified.

    Which makes no sense in the Craig universe. With sporadic talk of incomprehensible moments in SF, over the last few days, I'd say this is the most glaring of them all. Its only purpose is a commercial one. People knock P&W but they very simply and cleverly dropped the DB5 into CR, at the behest of the studio/producers, no doubt. Total misstep from Mendes IMO.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    RC7 wrote:
    Murdock wrote:
    I always saw it as the CR DB5 but modified.

    Which makes no sense in the Craig universe. With sporadic talk of incomprehensible moments in SF, over the last few days, I'd say this is the most glaring of them all. Its only purpose is a commercial one. People knock P&W but they very simply and cleverly dropped the DB5 into CR, at the behest of the studio/producers, no doubt. Total misstep from Mendes IMO.

    But isn't this the answer to solve that problem here:

    "Yes, in Skyfall they really engaged the icon by using the Aston Martin DB5 if you will. Plus we saw how Bond won the Aston Martin DB5 in CR did we not. Bond had (out of his own pocket a la Licence Renewed by John Gardner) added some "optional extras" since that date, I presume."
  • RC7RC7
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    No, that's not the answer @Dragonpol. You're talking about a random continuation novel. Absolutely nothing to do with the Craig trilogy.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    RC7 wrote:
    No, that's not the answer @Dragonpol. You're talking about a random continuation novel. Absolutely nothing to do with the Craig trilogy.

    But wouldn't it be right to assume that Bond added the gadgets to the DB5 himself?
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    RC7 wrote:
    Murdock wrote:
    I always saw it as the CR DB5 but modified.

    Which makes no sense in the Craig universe. With sporadic talk of incomprehensible moments in SF, over the last few days, I'd say this is the most glaring of them all. Its only purpose is a commercial one. People knock P&W but they very simply and cleverly dropped the DB5 into CR, at the behest of the studio/producers, no doubt. Total misstep from Mendes IMO.


    Why is it so hard to believe that his DB5 could have been modified within the 6 years that elapsed between QoS and Skyfall? I saw it how I saw fit. I didn't need it explained to me. We live in an age where this is possible to do. No brainer really.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Murdock wrote:
    RC7 wrote:
    Murdock wrote:
    I always saw it as the CR DB5 but modified.

    Which makes no sense in the Craig universe. With sporadic talk of incomprehensible moments in SF, over the last few days, I'd say this is the most glaring of them all. Its only purpose is a commercial one. People knock P&W but they very simply and cleverly dropped the DB5 into CR, at the behest of the studio/producers, no doubt. Total misstep from Mendes IMO.


    Why is it so hard to believe that his DB5 could have been modified within the 6 years that elapsed between QoS and Skyfall? I saw it how I saw fit. I didn't need it explained to me. We live in an age where this is possible to do. No brainer really.

    You would have thought so, yes. I think we Bond fans read too much into things where continuity in concerned and the reboot seems to have confused the issue for some people.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    Dragonpol wrote:
    Murdock wrote:
    RC7 wrote:
    Murdock wrote:
    I always saw it as the CR DB5 but modified.

    Which makes no sense in the Craig universe. With sporadic talk of incomprehensible moments in SF, over the last few days, I'd say this is the most glaring of them all. Its only purpose is a commercial one. People knock P&W but they very simply and cleverly dropped the DB5 into CR, at the behest of the studio/producers, no doubt. Total misstep from Mendes IMO.


    Why is it so hard to believe that his DB5 could have been modified within the 6 years that elapsed between QoS and Skyfall? I saw it how I saw fit. I didn't need it explained to me. We live in an age where this is possible to do. No brainer really.

    You would have thought so, yes. I think we Bond fans read too much into things where continuity in concerned and the reboot seems to have confused the issue for some people.

    This is a common problem with franchise's that use a "canon". Everything has to be documented like it's real life. As a viewer, I look at things as how I believe they happen. I believe DAF takes place after YOLT and I have rather sketchy evidence to back it up. So I can happily believe that Bond's DB5 in Skyfall is the same one he picked up in CR. It's the same reason why I don't harp on Bond wearing a different suit in QoS as it takes place just minutes after CR. It doesn't bother me. I don't need to analyze a movie to enjoy it. I watched Moonraker recently. Just to watch it. Not hate it, not analyze what's wrong with it. I had a wonderful experience. I had FUN. People act like everything needs to be explained so it makes sense. I'm not a bookworm so I don't care. I enjoy something for what it is. I don't need a thesis on something to understand it.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Murdock wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    Murdock wrote:
    RC7 wrote:
    Murdock wrote:
    I always saw it as the CR DB5 but modified.

    Which makes no sense in the Craig universe. With sporadic talk of incomprehensible moments in SF, over the last few days, I'd say this is the most glaring of them all. Its only purpose is a commercial one. People knock P&W but they very simply and cleverly dropped the DB5 into CR, at the behest of the studio/producers, no doubt. Total misstep from Mendes IMO.


    Why is it so hard to believe that his DB5 could have been modified within the 6 years that elapsed between QoS and Skyfall? I saw it how I saw fit. I didn't need it explained to me. We live in an age where this is possible to do. No brainer really.

    You would have thought so, yes. I think we Bond fans read too much into things where continuity in concerned and the reboot seems to have confused the issue for some people.

    This is a common problem with franchise's that use a "canon". Everything has to be documented like it's real life. As a viewer, I look at things as how I believe they happen. I believe DAF takes place after YOLT and I have rather sketchy evidence to back it up. So I can happily believe that Bond's DB5 in Skyfall is the same one he picked up in CR. It's the same reason why I don't harp on Bond wearing a different suit in QoS as it takes place just minutes after CR. It doesn't bother me. I don't need to analyze a movie to enjoy it. I watched Moonraker recently. Just to watch it. Not hate it, not analyze what's wrong with it. I had a wonderful experience. I had FUN. People act like everything needs to be explained so it makes sense. I'm not a bookworm so I don't care. I enjoy something for what it is. I don't need a thesis on something to understand it.

    Indeed. That's a refreshingly common sense approach to all things Bond that is all too often sadly lacking amongst the Bond fan community.
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