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  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    Posts: 15,534
    mcdonbb wrote: »
    Well, that was over quickly - I arrived 30 minutes early and the showing was already sold out! I didn't count but there were a good 150 people waiting alongside me to get tickets, all will have to return another day to see James Bond at the cinema!

    Eh, after three years what's another day?

    I don't mind at all! If anything it's great to see this film is going to be another mega-hit for the franchise!

  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    edited November 2015 Posts: 9,021
    Well, that was over quickly - I arrived 30 minutes early and the showing was already sold out! I didn't count but there were a good 150 people waiting alongside me to get tickets, all will have to return another day to see James Bond at the cinema!

    Didn't realise that your French, hello neighbour :-h
    your English is accent free I'd never have guessed your French!

    I'm sorry you couldn't see it.
    The evening screenings of Spectre are all more or less sold out (except seats in the front rows) for all of this week!
    Switzerland is in state of emergency cinema wise.

    Fun fact: Switzerland:
    Tickets sold Thursday to Sunday:
    Spectre 220.000 tickets
    the second most successful movie of those 4 days:
    The Martian, 5.500 tickets
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
    Posts: 11,090
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    doubleoego wrote: »
    Create the chance and make the time. It's your duty. :D ;)

    That it is, I'll do my best! Almost had the chance to see it tonight, but that didn't pan out, unfortunately. I'm dying to see it again. Definitely seeing it once this weekend.

    Good man :-bd
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    Posts: 10,547
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    doubleoego wrote: »
    Create the chance and make the time. It's your duty. :D ;)

    That it is, I'll do my best! Almost had the chance to see it tonight, but that didn't pan out, unfortunately. I'm dying to see it again. Definitely seeing it once this weekend.
    I've seen it 3 times already, and I'm still aching to see it again.
  • Anyone had a chance to read my review :-)?
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    Well, that was over quickly - I arrived 30 minutes early and the showing was already sold out! I didn't count but there were a good 150 people waiting alongside me to get tickets, all will have to return another day to see James Bond at the cinema!

    Didn't realise that your French, hello neighbour :-h
    your English is accent free I'd never have guessed your French!

    I'm sorry you couldn't see it.
    The evening screenings of Spectre are all more or less sold out (except seats in the front rows) for all of this week!
    Switzerland is in state of emergency cinema wise.

    Fun fact: Switzerland:
    Tickets sold Thursday to Sunday:
    Spectre 220.000 tickets
    the second most successful movie of those 4 days:
    The Martian, 5.500 tickets

    When you consider that Switzerland has a total population of around 8.2 million, then it goes to show what a large percentage of the country is going to see SP, and its actually more impressive than that, as we are only talking about the German speaking region of Switzerland at the moment....if i'am correct?

  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    mepal1 wrote: »
    Well, that was over quickly - I arrived 30 minutes early and the showing was already sold out! I didn't count but there were a good 150 people waiting alongside me to get tickets, all will have to return another day to see James Bond at the cinema!

    Didn't realise that your French, hello neighbour :-h
    your English is accent free I'd never have guessed your French!

    I'm sorry you couldn't see it.
    The evening screenings of Spectre are all more or less sold out (except seats in the front rows) for all of this week!
    Switzerland is in state of emergency cinema wise.

    Fun fact: Switzerland:
    Tickets sold Thursday to Sunday:
    Spectre 220.000 tickets
    the second most successful movie of those 4 days:
    The Martian, 5.500 tickets

    When you consider that Switzerland has a total population of around 8.2 million, then it goes to show what a large percentage of the country is going to see SP, and its actually more impressive than that, as we are only talking about the German speaking region of Switzerland at the moment....if i'am correct?

    Yes, it only opens in the French part of Switzerland this Thursday! and that's worth a quarter in cinema ticket sales.
  • Posts: 12,241
    mcdonbb wrote: »
    Well, that was over quickly - I arrived 30 minutes early and the showing was already sold out! I didn't count but there were a good 150 people waiting alongside me to get tickets, all will have to return another day to see James Bond at the cinema!

    Eh, after three years what's another day?

    I don't mind at all! If anything it's great to see this film is going to be another mega-hit for the franchise!

    I was thinking exactly the same thing DC! :-bd
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    edited November 2015 Posts: 9,021
    @Gustav_Graves

    Good written review.

    But you lost me by: "he’s not uttering an appallingly written Brosnan-one-liner".
    For a movie (Spectre) that pays so many homages to the Brosnan-era you show little respect for it.

    All Bond actors had one-liners, many of them great, some good, a few not that good. That applies to all actors, Connery being maybe the only exception, although the Beatles without Earmuffs line could be debated.

    I disagree about London.

    London can't be seen enough in a Bond movie. And quite frankly the London end-game on the river Thames, the bridge, the former MI6 building is riveting and beautifully shot.

    After Spectre I immediately checked out EasyJet for flights to London and not Tangiers, Rome or Austria.
    Contrived my ass. Watch Skyfall, there you have contrived plots galore.

    The Scooby-Gang (not my idea to call it that, but it fits) is a good thing.
    If you have capable actors like Whishaw and Fiennes who are simply brilliant in Spectre it would be a crying shame not to use them as much as you can.

    It never felt too much, on the contrary, one of the reasons Spectre feels so complete is seeing M and Q at their strongest.
    Q in the field isn't new and compared to "backseat driver Queen" Judi Dench, Fiennes screen time seems almost small.
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    Regarding the filming in London...........the end of the film was actually filmed on a gigantic film set, where they built an entire bridge, complete with tarmac........and even had a full size helicopter crash down onto it.
    In the film it really does look like its filmed for real on a bridge in London!
  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 4,043
    For my big screen viewing in the DC era, I saw CR x 3 QOS x 2 & SF x 3 I've seen SP x 2

    Strangely I'm over it now, I can wait for the Blu ray, this is not how I felt after SF, I could have easily made it a 4th and when I watched ir only a few weekends back was still agreed it was my no.2.

    I think now I'm just waiting for SW TFA, I have to say I'm hoping that delivers more. While I very much enjoyed SP I think I built it up too much. I'll certainly try to keep my enthusiasm in check for Bond 25.
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    Shardlake wrote: »
    For my big screen viewing in the DC era, I saw CR x 3 QOS x 2 & SF x 3 I've seen SP x 2

    Strangely I'm over it now, I can wait for the Blu ray, this is not how I felt after SF, I could have easily made it a 4th and when I watched ir only a few weekends back was still agreed it was my no.2.

    I think now I'm just waiting for SW TFA, I have to say I'm hoping that delivers more. While I very much enjoyed SP I think I built it up too much. I'll certainly try to keep my enthusiasm in check for Bond 25.

    Actually........'Spectre' is available online now for viewing, free.......but i'am not posting the link, as you should all pay to see the film first at the cinema.......like i did! :)
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,358

    I've only seen it once so far!! :((
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    chrisisall wrote: »
    I've only seen it once so far!! :((

    My fourth viewing is already 6 hours ago :((
    What to do...

    ...my GoldenEye steelbook screamed at me to be used...
    ...then the CR steelbook, then the OHMSS steelbook...

    but I can't... :( I'm in love with Spectre, it would feel like betraying it...

    make sure, you'll see it again, soon!
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,358
    @BondJasonBond006 we love this movie too much it seems.
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    I've only seen it once so far!! :((

    My fourth viewing is already 6 hours ago :((
    What to do...

    ...my GoldenEye steelbook screamed at me to be used...
    ...then the CR steelbook, then the OHMSS steelbook...

    but I can't... :( I'm in love with Spectre, it would feel like betraying it...

    make sure, you'll see it again, soon!


    ..........i'am watching it now.........at home.

    ;)
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    mepal1 wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    I've only seen it once so far!! :((

    My fourth viewing is already 6 hours ago :((
    What to do...

    ...my GoldenEye steelbook screamed at me to be used...
    ...then the CR steelbook, then the OHMSS steelbook...

    but I can't... :( I'm in love with Spectre, it would feel like betraying it...

    make sure, you'll see it again, soon!


    ..........i'am watching it now.........at home.

    ;)

    The funny thing is, in Switzerland it is even not illegal to download movies or TV shows without paying as long as we don't share the files with anyone else.
    But I'm old-school and probably too old :)) at 41 to do such things.
    I like to pay for stuff, silly me :))
  • Posts: 1,098
    mepal1 wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    I've only seen it once so far!! :((

    My fourth viewing is already 6 hours ago :((
    What to do...

    ...my GoldenEye steelbook screamed at me to be used...
    ...then the CR steelbook, then the OHMSS steelbook...

    but I can't... :( I'm in love with Spectre, it would feel like betraying it...

    make sure, you'll see it again, soon!


    ..........i'am watching it now.........at home.

    ;)

    The funny thing is, in Switzerland it is even not illegal to download movies or TV shows without paying as long as we don't share the files with anyone else.
    But I'm old-school and probably too old :)) at 41 to do such things.
    I like to pay for stuff, silly me :))

    Well.....i'am even older than that.........and yes i like to pay for stuff as well.

    Anyway.......the film online, is not top quality..........but is watchable! :)
  • dominicgreenedominicgreene The Eternal QOS Defender
    Posts: 1,756
    chrisisall wrote: »
    @BondJasonBond006 we love this movie too much it seems.

    Better make that 3. I don't really care what anyone says, I love this film. Going to see it a fourth time today.

  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    Posts: 10,547
    chrisisall wrote: »
    @BondJasonBond006 we love this movie too much it seems.

    Better make that 3. I don't really care what anyone says, I love this film. Going to see it a fourth time today.
    Better make that 4. Spectre is my number 1 Bond film tied with Casino Royale.
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    @BondJasonBond006 we love this movie too much it seems.

    Better make that 3. I don't really care what anyone says, I love this film. Going to see it a fourth time today.

    SP is one of those films that just gets better with repeated viewings.

    I think those who saw the film once, but didn't dig the movie first time around, due to tiredness, or just not having the attention span at the time.........will grow to embrace this film with further viewing.

  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited November 2015 Posts: 23,883
    mepal1 wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    @BondJasonBond006 we love this movie too much it seems.

    Better make that 3. I don't really care what anyone says, I love this film. Going to see it a fourth time today.

    SP is one of those films that just gets better with repeated viewings.

    I think those who saw the film once, but didn't dig the movie first time around, due to tiredness, or just not having the attention span at the time.........will grow to embrace this film with further viewing.

    I agree. I've seen it twice (2nd time today) and I much prefer it this time (particularly the nuanced performances of all the actors).

    Unfortunately, I don't think many outside us rabid fans will do such a thing (see it twice that is) because it doesn't seem to emotionally resonate outside the Bond fanbase (due to the obvious callback/throwbacks to the past) unlike SF, and therefore some will likely have an unfairly one-sided first perspective view of it until they get to see it again on blu ray.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,358
    jake24 wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    @BondJasonBond006 we love this movie too much it seems.

    Better make that 3. I don't really care what anyone says, I love this film. Going to see it a fourth time today.
    Better make that 4. Spectre is my number 1 Bond film tied with Casino Royale.

    The fanbase for SPECTRE is growing.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    Posts: 4,116
    Thinking ahead I think SP will win back or win over more on bluray. I'm referring to those who bypassed because of reviews and lukewarm word of mouth.
  • dominicgreenedominicgreene The Eternal QOS Defender
    Posts: 1,756
    I heard Craig on an interview purposely gave Bond minimal talking, which is very interesting and very effective.
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    I think i'm addicted to the film, I just cant get enough of it. I've seen it three times already, and I want to see it again. The only problem is, the more I watch it, the faster the movie seems to fly by.
  • Seven_Point_Six_FiveSeven_Point_Six_Five Southern California
    edited November 2015 Posts: 1,257
    Having seen SP twice now, I can say that while it was a fun romp, it was ultimately a let down. Mendes has proven to me that he is all style and no substance.

    I like to say QOS is a film where its parts are greater than its whole. I think that now applies to SP as well. Overall, it felt sloppy. Hinx, Oberhauser, and Madeleine Swann all had potential to be great, but were all good at best. The action was pretty good but not particularly gripping. The fight with Hinx was great though, I found myself cringing as Bond was being smashed through tables and walls. I'm disappointed in the Rome chase. I didn't expect to see an expository phone call with Moneypenny in the middle of it.

    As far as continuity goes, its nice to see EON embracing it, however much of it felt heavy handed. I appreciate some retconning here and there but just taping photos of previous characters to the wall isn't a very subtle way of going about it.

    In the end, SP takes the Craig era even further away from what I hoped it would be.

    CR A+
    SF B+
    SP C+
    QOS C+
  • GHettoblasterGHettoblaster New York, USA
    Posts: 15
    It was a great film, I've seen it twice now and actually liked it more than skyfall. I didn't think it was better than CR but it was another solid entry in the Craig era. All the homages to past Bonds was real cool as well. I'm not usually as big a fan of a cheeky bond (brosnan Moore) but I actually liked that there was some light hearted humor in this one, it was a good change of pace at times.
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    It was a great film, I've seen it twice now and actually liked it more than skyfall. I didn't think it was better than CR but it was another solid entry in the Craig era. All the homages to past Bonds was real cool as well. I'm not usually as big a fan of a cheeky bond (brosnan Moore) but I actually liked that there was some light hearted humor in this one, it was a good change of pace at times.

    I mostly agree with this


    For Non Spoiler review here it goes...


    it's a good film. Not great not bad. I felt the humor was vaguely annoying and distracting at times but there is some great stuff there to. For a one sentance capsule There is too Much I love to say it's horrible but there is too much I dislike to say it's top 10 worthy.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited November 2015 Posts: 15,534
    Just got back home from the cinema... What is Mission Impossible? What is Kingsman? What is Sean Connery? What is Roger Moore? What is Jason Bourne? I will get banned for saying this but SP is Un-fucking-believable how friggen awesome it was. If I had to rank it (will need another viewing) I'd put it at #2 behind only my dear TMWTGG.

    Perfect 10/10 score. I even eat my hat on any bad things I said about Thomas Newman - fantastic score, fantastic Craig, locations, action, humour, badassery, and the PTS is beyond imagination.

    I almost stood up and applauded when
    the gunbarrel started at the beginning
    .
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