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The trailer played before my showing of NTTD and the audience was oddly unresponsive to it.
For what it's worth: I'm a comics fan. The Eternals was created by Jack Kirby. "Moral Obligation" is an understatement.
That is not dead yet. At all.
Campbell I would definitely be up for. I doubt it will be Cavill though. Too famous, and too established in other similar genre hero roles. Unfortunately his ship has sailed.
Unfortunately, I believe you're 100% right about Cavill. They'll be going for another Craig-type actor for the role, but much younger than he was when first cast as 007.
I think Bond needs someone with real screen presence, who can make the smooth operator stuff feel natural and effortless. Cavill is too robotic imo. I don’t think he has the acting ability that Craig and Dalton had or the sheer movie star power that you need to carry a Moore/Brosnan type film.
Craig's final Bond outing is still too early to reach a general consensus over. I can still recall the intense and eager enjoyment of DAD in 2002 on the old KTBE forums. Many hailing it as a modern day Bond for the 21st century and Brosnan's finest entry, and if you didn't appreciate DAD then perhaps Bond was no longer for you. It was the main reason why I joined the forum back in 2002 before it morphed into MI6. There was many a heated discussion over the merits and demerits of DAD, not too dissimilar to the current movie. I'm not comparing the two movies, just the lively debates that ensued. I don't think we're quite there yet with NTTD. As Bond 26 nears its production date, they'll be more newcomers with differing opinions to our existing ones that will come to the fore. That said, I still believe Dirty Harry summed it up best on the topic of people and their opinions.
It would've been a real shame to end an era that started so strongly on something like SP. I'm glad he returned one last time and delivered such a hit.
Moore was also (in my opinion) the most skilled of the six actors with quips and humorous reactions. The scene in NTTD in which Bond returns to MI6 and the desk employee does not recognize his name? Moore would've made that moment something wonderful -- but sadly, in Craig's hands, I think it lands with a thud (it doesn't help that the lighting makes him appear ready to be displayed at Madame Tussauds).
One of the panelists on the James Bond & Friends podcast went on and on about Bond's "So there we were..." monologue to Blofeld and how it was Craig's Moore moment, but the scene is so badly written even people who liked the film are confused by it, and I'm not even convinced Craig knew what he was doing in it.
I'll just add that I think Craig is a fine actor with a lot of range, and is more than capable of tackling humor -- he's hilarious in LOGAN LUCKY and should have been nominated for an Academy Award for that scene-stealing supporting role. But, I feel, much like Brosnan (who had megawatt star power on Remington Steele and was charming AND funny) there seems to be something in the Bond template that's shackling him -- a pressure to always be tough, or serious, or unflappable.
Or it could just be bad writing!
Not bad, not bad at all for only a week. Now, will the movie have legs ? We shall see.
What in the world was confusing about that scene?
I've seen people on this board point out that Craig doesn't even seem to be playing the same character in that scene, and it's pretty much the feeling I had in the theater. One example is his attempt to strangle Blofeld: It isn't properly set up in the writing, and I didn't believe for a second that Bond would lose his cool that much. Where it becomes confusing is when audiences see this and assume from Bond's irrational behavior that it's all an act or a con and when it's revealed that it isn't, they're left scratching their heads.
And "Die, Blofeld, die!!" as Calvin Dyson said, is just cheesy, whether or not it's Fleming.
Exactly. And it was skillfully played by Mr Craig.
Ah, I see. So Fleming is no longer the ultimate source of what is or is not appropriate for Bond. Now Dyson is the ultimate source. Nice to know, thanks.
Indeed, I love it. The way he goads Blofeld is brutal. Describing the failure in detail and saying it's like "everything that is Ernst Stavro Blofeld" with sarcastic praise. Blofeld clearly knows what Bond is doing.
As for finding it odd that Bond would lose his cool with a guy who just tried to kill him and ruined the last five years of his life, I guess I just don't see the problem.
I loved how Blofeld's entire scheme in NTTD was just to screw with Bond and ruin his life. Just profoundly petty.
Since Blofeld is the "author of all his pain", it's more like the last 15 years. I was shocked he didn't try to choke him as soon as Madeline left the room.