'Skyfall' re-ignited me as a fan. What about you?

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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 28,231
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Lemme tell ya my story.
    When I was 11 I saw ads on TV for what looked like a very
    cool movie so I bitched & moaned & got my Mom to take me to it. So after I saw DAF I wanted to see more Bond. After a few years I'd seen all the Bonds in theatrical revivals (except OHMSS) and was a good fan. During the Moore years I became irritated at the lighter approach. I bought all the novels but never got around to reading them. I became a lazy fan. Dalton did not impress me much as he looked like he wasn't having that much fun being a Double-O, and I'd wanted my man Remington Steele in there anyway. Then the long wait. Then I saw the trailer for Goldeneye, and the fuse was lit! A short time later I saw the movie and sure & certain re-ignition took place. I then read all the Fleming novels before TND came out.

    Thanks Pierce, for the Bond caffeine this sleepy fan needed!

    Wow, it's crazy how much your opinion changed regarding Dalton. If you went back in time and told your younger self just how much you'd love TLD and LTK later in life, what do you think your response would've been?
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    edited January 2015 Posts: 16,349
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Lemme tell ya my story.
    When I was 11 I saw ads on TV for what looked like a very
    cool movie so I bitched & moaned & got my Mom to take me to it. So after I saw DAF I wanted to see more Bond. After a few years I'd seen all the Bonds in theatrical revivals (except OHMSS) and was a good fan. During the Moore years I became irritated at the lighter approach. I bought all the novels but never got around to reading them. I became a lazy fan. Dalton did not impress me much as he looked like he wasn't having that much fun being a Double-O, and I'd wanted my man Remington Steele in there anyway. Then the long wait. Then I saw the trailer for Goldeneye, and the fuse was lit! A short time later I saw the movie and sure & certain re-ignition took place. I then read all the Fleming novels before TND came out.

    Thanks Pierce, for the Bond caffeine this sleepy fan needed!

    Wow, it's crazy how much your opinion changed regarding Dalton. If you went back in time and told your younger self just how much you'd love TLD and LTK later in life, what do you think your response would've been?
    It would have been: "Holy crap- I never get fat!!!" And then: "I'll read the books NOW, older me, I SWEAR it!"
    :))
    But then, it might create a time paradox that would destroy reality as we know it.... so I'd pass.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
    edited January 2015 Posts: 11,090
    CR reignited my fandom to a degree where I could dare to be hopeful and proud again. SF was very good but after QoS it would have been harder for Bond 23 to fail than to succeed.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 16,057
    Nope.

    GoldenEye ignited the fire that got me into Bond. That fire has burned hot ever sense and never once waned.
  • edited September 2020 Posts: 2
    No, SF is the most boring Bond film. Too artsy , lacks humor, not colorful, no charisma
  • Posts: 1,571
    I've never needed reignited as a Bond fan. Having a new one is one of life's great pleasures for me. The feeling after seeing the various films may vary, but I have never lost my enthusiasm for Bond and his world.
  • Posts: 3,674
    CR for me too, got me excited to be a Bond fan again, after being in the doldrums during the Brossa era. Liked QOS on first viewing..loved it on subsequent views. SF was a blip for me, just didnt do it for meas a Bond movie, couldn't understand the massive hype, really enjoyed SP ( apart from the final section!!)
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython "I want you looking FABULOUS."
    Posts: 4,685
    Any Bond movie, whether it re-ignites or simply ignites people as fans is worthy. SF, whether you like it or not, really connected with people.
  • Henry_00 wrote: »
    No, SF is the most boring Bond film. Too artsy , lacks humor, not colorful, no charisma

    This.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 5,131
    CR is far far superior to SF in every aspect.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython "I want you looking FABULOUS."
    Posts: 4,685
    suavejmf wrote: »
    SF is far far superior to CR in every aspect.

    FIFY ;)
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    edited October 2020 Posts: 5,131
    suavejmf wrote: »
    SF is far far superior to CR in every aspect.

    FIFY ;)

    Casino Royale is undisputedly one of the best Bond films in the franchise, but you know what? It's not just a great Bond film, but an overall masterpiece in cinema.

    Craig's reiteration of Bond as a tough, brutal yet suave spy admixed with a thrilling ‘Fleming faithful’ storyline puts this film at the top of most Bond fan’s lists.

    Chris Cornell's explosive intro, "You Know My Name" is the perfect opening for a film that is jam-packed with thrills, plot twists, action and yes- the girls, martinis, exotic locations and the trademark sophistication of James Bond.

    The characters are beautifully fleshed out, from the cool, yet flawed 007 (Daniel Craig) , Vesper Lynd (Eva Greene) M (Dame Judi Dench) , Mathis (Giancarlo Giannini) and of course an unforgettable villain, Le Chiffre (played by the talented Mads Mikkelson).

    Bond's character itself is one that is imperfect, which makes his character all the more appealing and relatable (as Fleming intended). Moreover, the filmmakers bold, yet contentious decision of stripping down on the camp and cutting down on the excessive gadgetry that formed towards the end of Brosnan's run paid off well and gave us a modern version of Fleming.

    David Arnold's music score blends seamlessly with Martin Campbell's direction in the flick, with the soundtrack bringing fresh energy to the film as well as incorporating beautiful tunes and trumpets.

    Skyfall simply pales in comparison.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 6,461
    suavejmf wrote: »
    suavejmf wrote: »
    SF is far far superior to CR in every aspect.

    FIFY ;)

    Casino Royale is undisputedly one of the best Bond films in the franchise, but you know what? It's not just a great Bond film, but an overall masterpiece in cinema.

    Craig's reiteration of Bond as a tough, brutal yet suave spy admixed with a thrilling ‘Fleming faithful’ storyline puts this film at the top of most Bond fan’s lists.

    Chris Cornell's explosive intro, "You Know My Name" is the perfect opening for a film that is jam-packed with thrills, plot twists, action and yes- the girls, martinis, exotic locations and the trademark sophistication of James Bond.

    The characters are beautifully fleshed out, from the cool, yet flawed 007 (Daniel Craig) , Vesper Lynd (Eva Greene) M (Dame Judi Dench) , Mathis (Giancarlo Giannini) and of course an unforgettable villain, Le Chiffre (played by the talented Mads Mikkelson).

    Bond's character itself is one that is imperfect, which makes his character all the more appealing and relatable (as Fleming intended). Moreover, the filmmakers bold, yet contentious decision of stripping down on the camp and cutting down on the excessive gadgetry that formed towards the end of Brosnan's run paid off well and gave us a modern version of Fleming.

    David Arnold's music score blends seamlessly with Martin Campbell's direction in the flick, with the soundtrack bringing fresh energy to the film as well as incorporating beautiful tunes and trumpets.

    Skyfall simply pales in comparison.

    Can't argue with that. Skyfall's still pretty damn good for sure, but I'll always prefer Craig's first film to it. Two fine films when all is said and done.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 5,131
    suavejmf wrote: »
    suavejmf wrote: »
    SF is far far superior to CR in every aspect.

    FIFY ;)

    Casino Royale is undisputedly one of the best Bond films in the franchise, but you know what? It's not just a great Bond film, but an overall masterpiece in cinema.

    Craig's reiteration of Bond as a tough, brutal yet suave spy admixed with a thrilling ‘Fleming faithful’ storyline puts this film at the top of most Bond fan’s lists.

    Chris Cornell's explosive intro, "You Know My Name" is the perfect opening for a film that is jam-packed with thrills, plot twists, action and yes- the girls, martinis, exotic locations and the trademark sophistication of James Bond.

    The characters are beautifully fleshed out, from the cool, yet flawed 007 (Daniel Craig) , Vesper Lynd (Eva Greene) M (Dame Judi Dench) , Mathis (Giancarlo Giannini) and of course an unforgettable villain, Le Chiffre (played by the talented Mads Mikkelson).

    Bond's character itself is one that is imperfect, which makes his character all the more appealing and relatable (as Fleming intended). Moreover, the filmmakers bold, yet contentious decision of stripping down on the camp and cutting down on the excessive gadgetry that formed towards the end of Brosnan's run paid off well and gave us a modern version of Fleming.

    David Arnold's music score blends seamlessly with Martin Campbell's direction in the flick, with the soundtrack bringing fresh energy to the film as well as incorporating beautiful tunes and trumpets.

    Skyfall simply pales in comparison.

    Can't argue with that. Skyfall's still pretty damn good for sure, but I'll always prefer Craig's first film to it. Two fine films when all is said and done.

    I like all Craig’s films. But the order of quality is the order of release for me. NTTD might change that for me, who knows.
  • quantumspectrequantumspectre argentina
    Posts: 37
    skyfall is about grief and overcome the past, but at the same time acknowledging the present and a tribute to the old. so to me is one of the best movies ever made, besides being a 007 movie. I can feel bond pain and trouble in this movie more than in others.
    thats why i see spectre as a nice second part, because already bond is dealing with himself and the past, and spectre goes beyond. and i need to find time to see NTTD to see how the daniel craig tenure ends.
    being that i am a amateur actor i can say that i love the dramatic tensions those movies have with craig in every scene.
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