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That was one incredibly written review. I have to hand it to you, that even though I agree as well as disagree to some points, the effort you went to stating your case is to be applauded!
That must have taken ages and the intelligence in your writing is very evident. I would be a fool to think all Bond fans have the same taste as the history of the franchise covers so many era.
Your review is at least proof that freedom of speech and expression is vital on any forum. I totally think that is some great writing in itself too.
The writing was so sloppy it astounds me you guys praise this movie. Like seriously, "M" the head of central intelligence at MI6 would feel more safer and want to go solo to who knows where with Bond ,rather than be protected by secret service, security at a secure government location .. In real life police would have killed Silva so fast in that court room .
IMO M should have died more tragically and frankly more brutally. Silva should have just strangled M, or perhaps even sexually assaulted her proceeded by a strangle. Instead we got a long and boring cat and mouse interpretation of Silva,Bond and M constantly meeting up with each other until finally the inevitable happened ..and seriously M gets shot by one of Silva's henchman? wow what a bland and boring way to kill off M.
Hi @Getafix You will love @gklein review :) And beautifully written too.
Whilst I have never stated Craig is my favourite Bond, I liked this film more than CR. I think in my own opinion, it was how Mendes approached it too.
But even though I thought the film was excellent in the cinema, any Bond film holds up on the repeat viewing litmus test. And I mean any. So I will see how I feel about it again over the next few months.
But one thing that was the most important thing for me is that the film took it's story seriously and did not lose sight of where it was heading. I didn't laugh at the film or get cheap entertainment which some of the Brosnan era was.
I love fantastical Bond too, but I would sooner see Craig do a film like this then try to emulate a greatest hits style Bond film where he tries to be something he is not. Because that would kill it for me.
Craig is not the natural comedian Moore was or has a similar personality of Connery to really convey that. But he is an interesting actor in his own right and I prefer the Bond they are doing to stay to his strengths.
I am in no way arguing with you @Getafix as I think you are an intelligent man and at least you outline your points well. And you are way more than just a casual observer of the series.
I'm having a hard time remembering this scene.
Which is what we got with SkyBore.
Me too @Creasy47, I wonder if it's because it never occurred? :D
I also hated when Bond got into a fist fight with M in the Skyfall lodge before Silva arrived, and he chokeslammed her through a coffee table. So rude of Ja--oh, wait...
@DRESSED_TO_KILL, 'Skybore' now, is it? Did we tire of saying 'Skyfail'? And that's interesting, I didn't know you were in contact with Fleming's ghost.
And just because YOU didn't like one film, suddenly they have destroyed the entirety of James Bond, and we will "never have a Fleming-esque Bond again." Interesting. I think many, many, many fans and critics alike would disagree with you, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I just question how much longer you can diss this film before you decide to leave.
If I hate something so much that I'm disgusted by it, I wouldn't stay in a place that discusses it. I mean, even when the likes of DAD are brought up, all I talk about are the moments I like. I'll bring up the terrible parts, such as that CGI, and leave it at that. No need to keep beating a dead horse for this long.
By the way, this is just sick,
Just like this: the "kiddie writing" that introduced the DB5. What? Barely any dialogue was shared in that scene, if I recall correctly. A line or two, and they get in and take off. Explain to me why the dialogue was "kiddie." You've peaked my curiosity.
Stop reading my mind @Regan :)) He could write a book on the series and I appreciated the eloquence to use your word of his argument.
Wow, Really? it amazes me the kind of smut you put on this board. The only "Kiddie" writing I see is from you. We get it, you hate Skyfall. Why do you persist in plaguing the
forum with your repeated arguments you never seem to back up?
I want to know how you think Babs and Mike bullied Sam Mendes.
Creasy wants to know how you think the dialogue is kiddy.
Were asking you questions and you can't backup your claims.
It's times like this I wonder.... What would Timothy Dalton do?
No, Skyfall is not perfect, it is not even my favourite Bond film (but close), but it is in my opinion one of the truest displays of Fleming's character on screen and a bold and courageous Bond film. It proved that it is possible to make a deeper Bond-film and please critics, average public and fans alike (with few exceptions). I respect those who didn't like it but when I read the complaints of some people I wonder, did they watch the film? Did they fall asleep in the middle and lost part of it? Were they distracted with something else and didn't pay the least attention to the film? Or were they simply high 8-}